Doug Kerr wrote:From time to time we may want to use musical symbols from the Anastasia typeface ("font") in illustrations, text documents, and the like.
I'm sure there are many charts around that show how to access these characters from the keyboard in Windows, but I didn't have one, so I made one.
I thought I would make mine available here for those who may not already have one.
q wrote:Here's a normal lookup chart I made a couple of years ago.
Doug Kerr wrote:q wrote:Here's a normal lookup chart I made a couple of years ago.
I note that the, above the character code 127 (decimal), the character set on this chart does correspond to the Windows version of Anastasia (at least the one I have), either in glyph repertoire nor (where the glyphs match) in encoding.
Doug Kerr wrote:As an editorial comment, to speak of the "ASCII encoding number " for code values above 127 is not really apt. There are no characters in ASCII with codes greater than 127 (decimal). Just "decimal code value" would be fine.
Doug Kerr wrote:In Windows systems, there are two schemes of entering characters not found on the keyboard (i.e., those with codes greater than 127, and which are not in ASCII proper) with the use of the Alt key and the numeric cluster. One is called "entry of ASCII codes" and one is called "entry of ANSI codes". Both are misnomers.
In a Windows system, to summon the character whose code in the (Windows) font of interest is 178 (decimal), for example, one would use Alt+0178. The leading zero is a clue to the O/S that the numeric value entered is in fact the code for the character wanted. (Why might it not be? Read on.) This is spoken of (inexplicably and without any justification) as the "ANSI code entry", and those numbers (with the leading zero) are (inexplicably) spoken of as the "ANSI codes" for the characters.
If we keyed Alt+178, we would not get the character whose code in the Windows character set is 178, but rather the character in the Windows character set whose glyph (in the basic Windows character set) was assigned code 178 in the "extended ASCII" character set used in DOS (but not in Windows). This was too allow people used to a certain keyboard entry for an extended character in DOS to use the same entry in Windows, to the extent that the characters were available in both sets. This is spoken of (inexplicably) as "ASCII code entry", and those numbers are (inexplicably) spoken of as the "ASCII codes for the characters.
If we were to enter characters with codes not over 127 (characters included in ASCII proper) in this mode, we can use either form. In fact, for the character whose code (in ASCII, and in the DOS extended ASCII character sets, and in the Windows character sets, is 78 , which is the character "N"), we can enter Alt+78, Alt+078, Alt+0078, or (if we are trying to prove a point), Alt+000078.
Aren't you glad you asked!
If a mood of masochism overtakes you and you would like to know more about this vary curious topic, this paper should tell you more than you care to know:
Doug Kerr wrote:Denkster wrote:I posted the pdf's of ALL characters of ALL fonts months ago..
I figgered. Can you give me a link?
Below an excerpt.
Note that character 221 of this font contains a swing symbol too, but it is placed too far right, thus is not visible in many strings.
All characters can be entered using the ubiquitous Windows utility for entry of special characters.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest