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ANSI vs Unicode and the character map

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the character map that comes with windows only gives keystrokes in unicode
and not ansi (i.e. alt+####) what gives. How can I use those codes to insert
special characters. Also, why cant I copy an paste all of the characters
from the character map. I tried several selections from the windings set and
a different character appears.
Aug 31 '06 #1
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Copy'n'paste from the charmap should work if you are using a Unicode version
of Access (i.e. 2000 or later.)

The status bar at the bottom of the charmap applet gives you the hex value
of the character. Convert that to decimal (using the calc applet in
Scientific view), and you have the number to use with the Alt + num-pad
combination.

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the character map that comes with windows only gives keystrokes in unicode
and not ansi (i.e. alt+####) what gives. How can I use those codes to
insert special characters. Also, why cant I copy an paste all of the
characters from the character map. I tried several selections from the
windings set and a different character appears.

Aug 31 '06 #2

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