Sunday, February 18, 2007

☭ Kiss my ASCII...

I'd be lying if I told everyone that I wasn't expecting a huge commotion over my little musical notes. As I've always said, "Its the little things that count, you can sit on top of a mountain, but you can't sit on top of a pin"

What does that mean? Nevermind... let's get back to the point ➽ funky characters.

Just cut along the dotted line and keep for quick reference ✄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄
This is real easy, whenever you want to insert a funky symbol into text, click on

START > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map

Now, at the top of the new window, you can select any font that is installed on your system.

For maximum compatibility, stick with Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, and Arial Unicode MS.

The first three all share the same font set, the glyphs are just customized for the particular font style. However they are just a fraction of the many thousands of glyphs specified in the ASCII standard.

Arial Unicode MS, however, has ⒶⓁⓁ of them. Scroll down the list and pick a glyph that suits your fancy. There are also Zodiac, Middle-Eastern glyphs, and Asian glyphs as well.

It also has a full compliment of musical glyphs: ♩♪♫♬♭♮♯

Just click on the glyph you want and press select. Then press copy.

Now paste it anywhere in the text that you want! Easy!

Now get out there and start publishing with PIZAZZ!

Keep on having fun!

"bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong"

2 comments:

RadioFreeG said...

You know, all that crap thaty you find by digging down into the start bar actually has a purpose! I had no idea Win XP had a built in back up feature! Your how-to's are the best. One might even say "podcast worthy"? Come on, this is SCREAMING to be heard! DO IT, join the csalpodcastradionetwork! Or go alone, whatever, just get talking!

Lilli said...

Keep up the good work.