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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:19 am 
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FYI, Nº of entries.

The little º thingy is the key to the left of 1 on your keyboard, with the ª and \ thingies.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:35 am 
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Elvis wrote:
FYI, Nº of entries.

The little º thingy is the key to the left of 1 on your keyboard, with the ª and \ thingies.
Only on a Spanish Keyboard.

` ¬ ¦ are the keybuk options.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:37 am 
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Popeye wrote:
Elvis wrote:
FYI, Nº of entries.

The little º thingy is the key to the left of 1 on your keyboard, with the ª and \ thingies.
Only on a Spanish Keyboard.

` ¬ ¦ are the keybuk options.


OK?
:oops: OK boss, my apologies, so where is the º on your keyboard, or doesn't it have one?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:28 am 
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:mrgreen: The best place.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:58 pm 
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Elvis wrote:
Popeye wrote:
Elvis wrote:
FYI, Nº of entries.

The little º thingy is the key to the left of 1 on your keyboard, with the ª and \ thingies.
Only on a Spanish Keyboard.

` ¬ ¦ are the keybuk options.


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:oops: OK boss, my apologies, so where is the º on your keyboard, or doesn't it have one?

There isn't one, you have to use [Ctrl]+[Alt] 0186 or [Ctrl]+[Alt] 0176, thus !, "Bollocks!" it doesn't work in this forum, only in Word or other, better, word processors. Alternatively one has to use the character map accessory and cut and paste, °, thus.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:00 pm 
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:lol: Similarly, I was once told how to get a pound sterling sign on this keyboard, but it doesn't work any more.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:01 am 
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Back in the days of DOS, one of the startup commands was keybuk or keybus which set the keyboard to UK or US configuration, in Spain it would have been keybsp or similar. Regardless, in some programs, Lotus 1-2-3, for example, one had to use the "hash" # key for Pound signs and vice versa, don't ask me why.

I don't know if there's a modern equivalent whereby you could change your computer, should you wish, to UK settings, we do have the Euro symbol as standard now but obviously not Pesetas. Otherwise everything's there in the character map for cutting and pasting, a bit wearisome but it works.

The raised o was previously very necessary to me as I wrote many documents which referred to degrees of latitude and longitude. Again in days of DOS the word processor that I then used allowed me to allocate the symbol to a shortcut key. Windows as progress? No, a system for reducing a pentium to a 286! Word as a useful, friendly word processor? You must be joking! If Micro$oft made a vacuum cleaner it would be their only product that didn't suck.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:19 am 
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:lol: DOS etc., is beyond my knowledge Pops, I've only had a PC for a few years and only ever used typewriters occasionally before that.

I know the French don't use the qwerty keyboard and that European keyboards vary. The Spanish one has the extra Ñ key to the right of the N key, with Ç to the right of that, but has never had a Peseta (pta) sign.

I'm told that it's possible to customise Hot Keys for use with regularly used odds and ends, but I'd probably forget which was which. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:30 pm 
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Elvis wrote:
I know the French don't use the qwerty keyboard and that European keyboards vary.

I once had to use a French laptop. You wouldn't believe the keyboard and combinations of [Alt], [Ctrl], [Fn] & individual keys necessary to achieve even the most basic of English sentences or numerics! In typical Gallic fashion priority is given to the most obscure and the most common are the hardest to achieve.

A bit like their cars, I suppose, I'd NEVER buy another French car!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:13 pm 
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What can we say, it works for them and confuses us, surely that makes them the outright winners? :lol:

I agree with you about French cars, especially the one with the BERM. :?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:49 pm 
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Well to be pedantic about French cars, the Citroen Activa is probably the best handling and best long distance drive car I ever owned or drove. I'm told they made a loss on every one they sold which is why they haven't been made for about 8 years. You can still get them second hand for not much money.

Does the Bugatti Veyron count as a French car?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:31 pm 
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Other Steve wrote:
Well to be pedantic about French cars, the Citroen Activa is probably the best handling and best long distance drive car I ever owned or drove. I'm told they made a loss on every one they sold which is why they haven't been made for about 8 years. You can still get them second hand for not much money.
I was a lover of French cars in the 50s and 60s, when Citroen made quality (but mostly expensive to maintain) cars. The Light 15, 2 CV and the ID series.

Now they're as similar as almost anything else on the road, IMLO.

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Does the Bugatti Veyron count as a French car?
Does it?

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Raved about by English car reviewers, designed in Italy and Germany by a German owned company that was originally French and the final assembly is in France

So on balance yes




et non :wink:

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With a price tag of £810,000, it'll be a few weeks before I'll be able to afford one.

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Popeye wrote:
Elvis wrote:
FYI, Nº of entries.

The little º thingy is the key to the left of 1 on your keyboard, with the ª and \ thingies.
Only on a Spanish Keyboard.

` ¬ ¦ are the keybuk options.


OK?


I've often wondered what these gismos are for. :?
I'm too scared to press them in case it does something irreversible. :shock:

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