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Special Character Help

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Lieslntx, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I hope it is okay to post this topic here. This is the place I thought it would get the most views by those who would know the answer.

    I need help figuring out the key strokes (alt and number sequence) for a special character. I need an equal sign with a slash through it (= and / combined).

    A quick Google search did not give me the results I needed, and you all seem faster than Google anyway. I need it rather quickly.

    Thank you!
  2. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Font: Symbol
    Character: ¹

    Can't tell you the code sequence.
    Just try copying the above character then changing the font to Symbol.

    EDIT: Just found it in Times New Roman
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    In Open Office, check your menu options at the top of your screen. Choose:


    Then choose:

    Special Character...

    It's way down the list, so you have to scroll, but it's there. Its shortcut listing is: U+2260.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    They say I'm a special character.

    What's it for? IF you can c&p, here: ≠
  5. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    C&P worked! Thank you, IJAG!!!!

    (Have I told you lately how much I love you??)

    Can you believe that I need it for an Anthropology paper I am writing? On the Ju/hoansi people. The name of every person mentioned has some symbol in their name!
  6. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I was going to try fossy's suggestion next. I had already tried JD's. Thank you all for saving me!
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Don't love a special character. We just make lives difficult.
  8. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Not as stylish, but usable: Alt+2264
  9. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    N≠tisa and ≠Toma were what I was going for. I had already used !Xam, K"au and Hwan//a and Tin!kay as much as I could :)
  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    How is that pronounced? Any idea?
  11. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    None whatsoever. It is on online class and this is outside reading, so I do not have the benefit of hearing an instructor lecture. If I had to guess, I would put it in the vicinity of some of the names I heard spoken in the movie Amistad. Though the movie took place 200 years before this book was written.
  12. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Looks like the last prep girls basketball boxscore I took over the phone.
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