Degree Symbol in Layout


#1

I read in the Donley/Sonder book that you can add a degree symbol by holding down the “Alt” key and typing 248. It doesn’t work for me. I even tried “Shift - Alt” as well. All I get is the computer "barking " at me. Has anyone got this to work?


#2

The degree symbol (°) can be typed by holding Alt while typing 0176 on the numeric keypad. (You have to use the numeric keypad and not the numbers across the top. Alt+0248 creates the small letter o with a stroke throught it, thusly: ø.

You can also access the degree symbol through Character Map on Windows machines.

If the book says it’s Alt+0248, then you’ve caught a typo.


#3

Am i doing it right? °_°


#4

Look up at top where is says font, the character map is not same for all fonts. your pic shows a weird font that folks most probably does not use? IMHO that is the reason some folks have issues when they try to input geo location data.


#5

You can also try to just use google to find a degree symbol on any webpage, select the character and copy-paste that into your layout text. Windows will do the rest.


#6

The degree symbol may not be in the exact same cell for each font, but if the font contains the symbol, Alt+0176 will still be the key strokes for it.


#7

Sorry we have to disagree I did not say it changes for all. It has been well known for years the key strokes can change and in fact I hand to recently change. I had been tinkering with the fonts I had IE set and had trouble entering degree symbol correctly for geo location.


#8

The Alt+ keycodes were changed in Windows when Unicode support was added. Previously the degree symbol might quite well have been Alt + 248 (not sure, sounds familiar) in Windows 3.1 and NT.

Anssi


#9

Just got done checking , the Unicode character set does not have degree symbol for Tohoma ( only one I checked not worth time to check all sets)


#10


#11

It does in my computer.

Many applications like Word also perform automatic font substitution for missing characters. I seem to have several “symbol” fonts installed but I am not sure which one belongs to what application

Anssi


#12

Although (obviously) not typing in SketchUp now:

[Alt]+176 => ░

[Alt]+248 => °

But as we can see, one or the other will get us there.


#13

What do you get if you type [Alt]+0176?

[Alt]+0176= °
[Alt]+248= °
[Alt]+0248= ø here.


#14

And as @DaveR mentioned:

[Alt]+0176 => °


#15

I was typing that while you asked, Dave.


#16

Whenever there’s nothing at hand, I’ll look at the good old Ascii tabel.


#18

The numeric pad on the keyboard must be used and the leading zero is required.

David William Edwards