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Rod Hittle

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:06 pm
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You can type the cent sign by using your keyboard
in CAPS LOCK mode and hit the {[ key.
I have no idea why this works and comments on why are welcome.

You can cut an paste it from MS Windows environment.

In Windows, hold down ALT and press (on the numeric keypad) 0162 (you must include the leading zero):

Why do so? It is handy when editing text to replace spaces or other characters you wish to keep by changing them to cent sign and then later back. The cent sign is so rarely used it makes for a nice trick.
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prino
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:42 pm
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This is totally dependent on the emulator you use, and it's more than likely you have set up something yourself, as it would be totally non-standard behaviour!

And
Code:
c ' ' x'00' all
is far easier than remembering a rarely used key combination that only works on Windoze.
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Rod Hittle

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:21 pm
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That is right primo. Just discovered that fact by accident. The emulator I am using is Reflection Workspace and the option for making any such changes is under the tools tab, then Keyboard Mapper.

I still find using some sign like the cent sign to do edits then using any hex with the edit. Still, your point is well taken.
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