How to make Umlauts and special characters ( ie: á, ë, Æ, §, Ö, é, etc)

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Postby FrodoTook » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:05 am

*****<b>Please Read the following posts to find out <BR>how to make the special characters!!!</b>*****<BR><BR><u>Many thanks to all who have contributed to this informative thread.</u><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>There are many words used on this MB with special symbols<BR>above the letters along with unique letters.<BR><BR>Like in <BR><BR>Namárië<BR><BR>Ælfwine<BR> <BR>Él<BR> <BR>ééééééééé<BR> <BR>Örkki<BR> <BR>§ol<BR> <BR>ÁlmanarII<BR> <BR>(I copied and pasted all of the <BR>above from the users page)<BR><BR><BR>My question is how do you make these, and other, special letters? <BR><BR>I know there have been threads on this <BR>but I don't know how I would even word<BR>a search for them.<BR><BR>B25 said he uses MSWord and copies and pastes<BR>from it. I have MSWord myself but can not<BR>find the symbols I need. Do they have to be <BR>downloaded?<BR><BR><b>Can you use the "Alt" key to make the symbols appear?</b><BR><BR>Any help you can give will be appreciated.<BR><BR>FT
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Postby Nilson_The_White » Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:40 am

FT:<BR>Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and to Character Map. From there you can choose any symbol you want. If character map isn't one of the options in System Tools you must install it.<BR><BR>Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup. If "System Tools" is checked, and you do not have a character map, click on the System tools and click "Details". You will then be able to check/uncheck character map. Make sure it is checked, and click ok. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>If you need any more help, feek free to ask. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Nilson
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Postby FrodoTook » Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:44 am

WÖW, ÍT WÕRK§ <BR><BR>¤This is very ÇÖÖ¶¤<BR><BR>It works great!!!<BR><BR>I just keep "Character Map" minimised <BR>and use it whenever I wish.<BR><BR><b>ÑÏL§ÒÑ, Thåñk Yöû §ó Müçh</b>!!!!<BR><BR>Seriously, you have been a GREAT help.<BR>I did have to install the "Character Map"<BR>(Very easy, btw)<BR>It had been just waiting for me in my PC to use. LOL<BR><BR><BR>FT<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Nilson_The_White » Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:59 am

You're welcome, FT. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Glad it worked.
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Postby Túor » Wed Jan 30, 2002 9:57 am

Hey, that'S how I got my name!!
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Postby littleraincat » Sat Feb 02, 2002 11:07 am

Nilson- Where would I go to install character map? It seems that's what I need to do. Thanks! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> ~LRC
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Postby Nilson_The_White » Sat Feb 02, 2002 11:18 am

Hello, littleraincat. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup. If "System Tools" is checked, and you do not have a character map, click on the System tools and click "Details". You will then be able to check/uncheck character map. Make sure it is checked, and click ok. If need any more help, feel free to ask. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Feb 02, 2002 2:15 pm

Hey Nilson<BR><BR>That was very cool of you.<BR><BR>You know what I mean.<BR><BR>Others might have handled it differently.<BR><BR>I, for one, appreciate it and I <BR>am sure someone else does also.<BR><BR>FT<BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Oyarsa » Thu Feb 07, 2002 12:13 pm

Thank you Nilson! I've been trying to figure out how to type those characters for months. Danke! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Berhael » Fri Feb 08, 2002 2:19 am

An easy way to type "accented" vowels (á, é, etc.) is:<BR><BR>Ctrl + Alt + vowel<BR><BR>Hey presto!<BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Canamarth » Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:46 am

Just to make you a little jealous: Some of the obscure signs are actually on foreign keyboards. You can find these on a German one for example:<BR>ö,ä,ü (which are simple vowels for us)<BR>§ ° ^ ` ´ * ~ # | € (I'm sure you'll have most of those somewhere on your keyboards as well)<BR>
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Postby Namárië » Sun Feb 10, 2002 5:31 am

This is fun <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>You've copied my name <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>uhm...for the á I use the one with un the upside " and on the ' on the downside.Just push that key,and immediately press the a, and you get á...Ar least,I do <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> and for the ë you have to use the same one,but than also press shift,on the same time the button,get off,and than the e. you get ë.I hope you understand me <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Much luck on your further way <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Namárië
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Postby littleraincat » Mon Feb 11, 2002 11:20 am

Okay, Mr Frodo Took! I may be a computer moron <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> but at least <i>half</i> the problem is the computer. I think I have managed to install character map off the disc onto my PC. So...how do I use it? I've tried CTRL+Alt+ a vowel (as Berhael suggested)and I get nothing! And...you said you keep character map minimized which means it shows up somewhere when you want to use it!!!!!! WHERE!!!!!! I'm feeling way way way stoopid and I'm not. Don't give up on me...and yes Nilson was kind not to growl. You don't know how long it took me to find out I could <i>install</i> it from the CD. I'm trying. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby FrodoTook » Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:09 pm

To bring up your "Character Map"<BR><BR>Click on "START"(bottom left corner of screen)<BR>Click on "ACCESSORIES"<BR>Click on "SYSTEM TOOLS"<BR>Click on "CHARACTER MAP"<BR>Choose "Arial" for the <u>FONT</u>
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Postby littleraincat » Mon Feb 11, 2002 7:33 pm

<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>FT - <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Oh thank you! thank you! thank you! I'll play around with the keys... have to learn how to use it. Cross your fingers. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Feb 12, 2002 12:10 am

littleraincat<BR><BR>Just in case you have any problems, here is how I work<BR>with the Character Map.<BR><BR>click on the character<BR>click on select<BR>click on copy<BR><BR>then you can paste the character onto your message<BR><BR>You can type regular letters into the little white box also<BR>to complete the whole word then click copy.<BR><BR>That way the whole word is copied for you so you can paste it.<BR><BR>Hope it works well for you.<BR><BR>FT<BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR>
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Postby Steerpike » Tue Feb 12, 2002 6:30 am

I made a shortcut to the character map on my desktop.<BR><BR>Also, if there's a character you use a lot, you can memorize the code for it. For example, for "é" hold down the "Alt" key and type "0233".<BR><BR>To find the keystroke for any particular letter or symbol open the character map, choose a letter and look in the bottom right corner. You will see something like this: Keystroke: Alt+0233.
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Postby §ol » Tue Feb 12, 2002 8:08 am

Steerpike: That's what I do <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>§: 789, 0167, or 21<BR>™: 0153<BR>£: 156<BR>æ: 657<BR>¿: 09919<BR>€: 0128<BR>¶: 0182<BR><BR>And no, I don't use them that often, they're just fun to use <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well, I use ™ often enough <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby littleraincat » Tue Feb 12, 2002 10:29 am

Okay, FT! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> ÄÉÎÕÙ You know what I also am trying to do which may be impossible? I have downloaded Quenya, Sindarin, etc fonts which show up on my character map font menu...I've been fooling around w/ them and trying to figure out how to get them to copy onto this reply page. They copy in,say, sindarin, but paste in English!!!Oh but thank you for your help! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Have to go fight Orcs to relieve some stress. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Armenelos » Tue Feb 12, 2002 10:37 am

just try different combinations holding alt. in between 0190 and 0253 are all the different types of accents over letters.
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Postby littleraincat » Tue Feb 12, 2002 11:03 am

Hmmm...Armenelos, when I hold down the Alt key and type a number all I grt is a ding from my computer (grrr) and nothing on the reply screen. What am I doing wrong? Thanks Littleraincat <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby littleraincat » Tue Feb 12, 2002 11:05 am

Hmmmm...Armenelos, when I hold down the Alt key and type a number all I get is a "ding!" from my computer (gggrrrr). What am I doing wrong? Thanks! Littleraincat <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><BR>DOUBLE POST, OOPS!
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Postby Armenelos » Tue Feb 12, 2002 11:23 am

make sure you're using the number pad on the side and not the numbers above the letters. and make sure the num lock is on as well.
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Postby littleraincat » Tue Feb 12, 2002 11:37 am

Thank you Armenelos, that was the what I didn't know. Knocking off 5 Orcs helped also. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Armenelos » Tue Feb 12, 2002 11:43 am

haha, i'm glad.
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Postby Vercelestarrioler » Tue Feb 12, 2002 2:38 pm

V&#931;&#915;&#264;&#282;&#321;&#274;&#350;&#358;Å&#342;&#344;&#314;&#336;&#315;&#931;<BR><BR>It doesn't come out as Characters! Why is it in Numbers? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Lord V.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Lord V.
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Postby littleraincat » Tue Feb 12, 2002 4:07 pm

Lord V- I feel your pain....<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Are you using character map, arial font, and the keyboard of numbers on the far right of your keyboard?I had a hard time getting it right but stay right here until these guys help you...they will. Wish I could help...
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Postby Armenelos » Tue Feb 12, 2002 10:18 pm

do this:<BR><BR>make sure num lock is on.<BR><BR>hold alt and on the keypad to the right, push zero, two, five, zero.<BR><BR>it should look like this: ú
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Postby enchanted_elf201 » Mon Feb 18, 2002 5:30 am

thï§ ï§ ƒÜÑ! ÿù¶ ït ï§! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Kitiara_Trinity » Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:37 pm

hey can you guys make an å Å.... ø Ø hehehe danish!! HI pappa FT!!!*HUGZ*
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