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Wed May 4, 2016, 11:48 PM

I just learned how to make a symbol that I have long wanted to make...

Here it is: ♥



How to make it? First hold down the ALT key, and then hold down the 3 on your number pad. When you let go, the heart will appear!

Someone on another website showed me.



And it also works in the thread title!

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Reply I just learned how to make a symbol that I have long wanted to make... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 OP
So Far From Heaven May 2016 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #2
Ron Obvious May 2016 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #4
Ron Obvious May 2016 #5
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #6
pinboy3niner May 2016 #7
lastlib May 2016 #41
Orrex May 2016 #22
Ron Obvious May 2016 #29
My Good Babushka May 2016 #8
hobbit709 May 2016 #9
In_The_Wind May 2016 #10
mnhtnbb May 2016 #11
Generic Other May 2016 #12
mnhtnbb May 2016 #13
Generic Other May 2016 #14
mnhtnbb May 2016 #15
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #17
mnhtnbb May 2016 #25
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #28
Ron Obvious May 2016 #20
mnhtnbb May 2016 #23
Ron Obvious May 2016 #34
Major Nikon May 2016 #16
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #18
femmocrat May 2016 #19
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #24
femmocrat May 2016 #26
Xyzse May 2016 #21
Kali May 2016 #27
Texasgal May 2016 #30
mrmpa May 2016 #31
lunatica May 2016 #32
LiberalElite May 2016 #33
Kaleva May 2016 #35
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #36
pinboy3niner May 2016 #37
mackerel May 2016 #38
Yavin4 May 2016 #39
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #40
sl8 May 2016 #42
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #43
Prisoner_Number_Six May 2016 #44
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #45
Prisoner_Number_Six May 2016 #46
Enthusiast May 2016 #47
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #48
annabanana May 2016 #49
bigwillq May 2016 #50
OriginalGeek May 2016 #51

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:53 PM

1. Thanks!

I actually like this symbol....

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Response to So Far From Heaven (Reply #1)

Wed May 4, 2016, 11:55 PM

2. I'm glad!

I love it too, and it has literally been years while I tried to figure out how to make one.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:01 AM

3. Testing: I ♠ my dog!

Hey, it works with the other suits too: ♥♣

Stole the joke in the subject line from Gallagher

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #3)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:04 AM

4. How very cool! ♥

How did you make the others?



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:13 AM

5. 5 and 6

Just from the old ASCII table:

1 ☺
2 ☻
3 ♥
4 should be diamond, but doesn't work
5 ♣
6 ♠


16 ►
17 should be left arrow, but brings up google.
18 ↕

Of course, anything before 32 (space) are control characters (backspace, tab, bell etc) and may or may not show up correctly.

Goodness, you brought me back to the old MS-DOS days and codepages!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #5)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:15 AM

6. Thanks! I'll try them out. ♣ ♠







Hehehehehehehehe...

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #5)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:54 AM

7. I hope you realize that you have just created a monster!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:34 AM

41. At least it has a heart......

....and a spade and a club (but no diamond--sorry girls, you have to find a new best friend!)

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #3)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:33 PM

22. As long as you don't ♣ your seal.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Thu May 5, 2016, 03:06 PM

29. That was part of Gallagher's original routine

In addition to "I (spayed) my dog", he also presented (and sold as a bumpersticker):

"I ♣ My Wife".

I had a suspicion that one wouldn't go over that well around here so I left it off.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:10 AM

8. I want to try it

♥ ☺ ☻ ♦ ♣ ♠ ◘ • ○
well how about that

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:33 AM

9. Here's a listing of the codes and symbols

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #9)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:47 AM

10. You are the coolest hobbit ... ever! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:59 AM

11. OK. I might be hooked

Trying € and £ for Euro and Pounds!

It only works for me to copy and paste, though, holding the alt and typing the code doesn't work.

I have bookmarked the site, though, so at least if I want letters with accents or some of the symbols I can always
copy and paste.

http://www.alt-codes.net/






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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:20 AM

12. I can't make it work! WAIT IT WORKS!!

EUREKA! ♥♥♥♥

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #12)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:23 AM

13. Me either

but I bookmarked the site for a copy/paste resource.

http://www.alt-codes.net/

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #13)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:24 AM

14. Use the numbers on the keyboard you never use

I have no idea why they are there. Just to make hearts, I guess.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #14)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:26 AM

15. I did use the keypad numbers. Still doesn't work.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #15)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:57 AM

17. I'm so sorry you couldn't make it work, my dear mnhtnbb!

I found that I had to hold the keys (both of them) down firmly for a couple of seconds. Maybe try that? And then let go.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:06 PM

25. Nope



I wonder if it has something to do with Linux as my OS.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #25)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:24 PM

28. I use Firefox.....maybe try that and see...

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #15)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:19 AM

20. Is your Num Lock button on? n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #20)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:00 PM

23. Nope.



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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #23)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:29 PM

34. It doesn't seem to make a difference anyway...

I assumed it had to be on, but it works either way: ♥♥

In other words, never mind...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:55 AM

16. I have the same urge with this one

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #16)

Thu May 5, 2016, 09:58 AM

18. Uh.........OK...whatever works for you, my dear Major Nikon!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:01 AM

19. How do I do that on an Apple laptop?

I did find these using the "option" key, though:

¡ ™ £ ¢ ∞ § ¶ • ª º – ≠

I always need that one for degree, so that is helpful!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #19)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:03 PM

24. I'm sorry, my dear femmocrat! I don't know how to do these on an Apple laptop.

Hope someone will come along who does know!

And the ones you found are very cool!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #24)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:06 PM

26. Thanks, ((( Peggy!)))

That was just kind of a general question to anyone who might know! But thank you for the information. I never knew where to find any of these shortcuts without doing a copy and paste. Now I am on a learning mission!

🎓💡✌️

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:57 AM

21. Glad to see you get it working.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:09 PM

27. cool¡¡¡

hmmm those just look like lower case I's to me, they are suppost to be upside down exclamation points

!!! ¡¡¡ iii

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:02 PM

30. ♥

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

heheheheheheheheheh! Awesome!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 04:23 PM

31. I luv it,,,,,,,,,,

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♣♣

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 05:49 PM

32. I get the £ sign but I have a Mac.

£

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 07:48 PM

33. Maybe this is how

Donkees does the neat decorated titles! (but it didn't work for me )

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:06 PM

35. Work of the Devil!!

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #35)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:10 PM

36. Indeed!

You devil you!

It's funny--I'm using my laptop right now, and I don't have a number pad. I can't make the symbols on my laptop!

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #35)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:11 PM

37. It's how Ted Cruz created the Zodiac code

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:43 PM

38. ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:15 AM

39. Now we don't have to wait until Valentines to give away hearts on DU!!! ♥♥♥

Sucks for the admins.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #39)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:27 AM

40. Well, that's sort of true...

These are kind of small, and they're not red like the ones we get at Valentine's Day.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #40)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:46 AM

42. [font color="red" size="6" face="face"]♥ ♥ ♥ [/font]

[font color="red" size="6" face="face"]♥ ♥ ♥ [/font]

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Response to sl8 (Reply #42)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:54 AM

43. Very cool!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:58 AM

44. You can go miles beyond the standard ASCII character set

by using the Windows Character Map. It contains copy and paste-enabled alphabets and special characters that will freak you out.

In Windows 7 and other Windows editions, follow these steps to summon Character Map and insert a special character into your work: Click the Start menu, type charmap in the Search box, and press Enter. Character Map lets you insert special symbols into your documents or e-mail.

IE: ᴥ † Ω ▓ ◊ ☼ ♀ ♂ ♫ etc.

There are special characters for each font you have installed, and not all will copy and paste correctly. It's fun to play with, tho. This program has been in place since Windows 3.x.

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Response to Prisoner_Number_Six (Reply #44)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:59 AM

45. My dear Prisoner_Number_Six!

Hey, it's great to see you tonight!

And thanks for the link!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #45)

Fri May 6, 2016, 01:06 AM

46. Good to be here.

Can't sleep- am tossing and turning, and cannot get comfy enough to fade away, even with an Oxy in my system. Good thing I can sleep a little late in the morning.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 07:28 AM

47. Like this? ♥

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #47)

Mon May 9, 2016, 11:00 AM

48. Yes, like that, my dear Enthusiast!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 05:29 PM

49. ♥♦♣♠

there's a bunch of them

http://www.alt-codes.net/

my fave: ♫

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 05:35 PM

50. ♥

 

♥♥♥♥♥


Yes, I knew this.
Should have asked me!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 06:12 PM

51. Nothing but ♥♥♥♥

for California Peggy.

Now I'm gonna just hit random alt-key combos and see what pops up

☻♦•♠♥☺♣○{ì₧ S╞▌éaσ~

there's a whole world of things out there!

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