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Hoyas: Useful Tip: How to Type the Degree Symbol in a Post

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Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #6160164

Most Hoyas don't like being below 50 for extended periods of time. Type 50 and then hold down the alt key while typing 0176 on the numeric key pad. When you take your finger off the alt key the sign will appear. I thought this was kind of a neat thing.

Doug

P.S. It is currently 32 here in Burlington, VT.
froghollowlady
Letohatchee, AL

February 19, 2009
2:58 PM

Post #6160184

GRRRRREAT TIP

Jody
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2009
3:13 PM

Post #6160264

hmmm ... gotta try it! It's currently a cloudy 71 here in Daytona Beach, Fl.
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
3:13 PM

Post #6160266

Doesn't work for me. If I do it with the numeric key pad it takes me to my home page (?!?). If I do it with the number row keys, it just ignores me completely. I'll try it on my computer at home though just in case it's a built in glitch with the work computer.


Christine
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6160278

It didn't work for me on my numeric key pad, but it did work with the top row number keys!
hills
London
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #6160289

Christine, the same thing happened to me! Weird!
pdoyle23323
Chesapeake, VA
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6160347

It is currently 52 here in Chesapeake, Va worked for me!
froghollowlady
Letohatchee, AL

February 19, 2009
3:26 PM

Post #6160350

50...worked for me...windy and cold in Letohatchee, Alabama
Gabro14
Whitestone, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6160678

49 degrees here in Queens, NY.

It worked! Oddly enough, it did not work on my top row of numbers, but worked on my numeric key pad. Strange that it's opposite for some of us.

Doug, how'd you find this out??

Gabi

threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

February 19, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6160688

let's see...currently -2

ha!! it worked!!
propmaker
Teguise
Spain

February 19, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6160793

Currently 72
Neat..
tho on a Mac, just hold down the alt key and type 0 (zero) I just found out
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #6160949

I have a Mac ... let me try it that way. It's currently 67 here now, ok it worked ... thanks Dominic! I would never remember the other numbers unless I wrote them down (and then I'd lose the note!) so it's a lot easier for me to do it by just holding the alt key and typing in zero!
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6161141

Gabi,

I saw this tip on another forum I belong to that deals with burning wood pellets for heat. I have always wanted to know how to use that symbol rather than always typing out the word degrees.

10 celcius = 50 farenheit. Oh no! I can't stop.

Doug
lourdes49
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6161204

It's 60 in Austin TX.
Thank you Doug, I use a lot of those alt + numbers, when I write in Spanish to type the accents, letters and exclamation marks used in the language. But I didn't know this one.
Thanks!
paulashoya
North Central, ID
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
6:46 PM

Post #6161267


Check out this website - I too like Lourdes have used the alt + for typing in Spanish,
and sometimes wondered how to do other stuff. So I googled it and came up with
this website - a good list of any symbol you could want !

http://nabilsama.blogspot.com/2008/02/typing-symbol-using-keyboard-alt.html
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 19, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6161290

Wow! that is a huge and useful list - worth printing out.

Thanks,

Doug
lourdes49
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6161429

Thank you Paula, the common ones I know by heart now; but some I have to look them up when I need them. I'll book mark the page.
Gracias!
propmaker
Teguise
Spain

February 19, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #6161442

Lourdes/Paula...Are you not able to change the language on you keyboard at the top for typing Spanish? On mine I can switch it to Spanish on the computer, and then the keys on the keyboard register differently etc


lourdes49
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6161473

Hi Dominic,

I tried changing it, but mine doesn't work all the time, so I went back to alt+ number. Would help a lot because 95% of what I type, is in Spanish.
Thank you!

cicada
Brownsville, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #6161524

That method works if the reader uses your character set. Otherwise, you can just use standard HTML: °

(Both the ampersand and the semicolon are needed). Other examples:
http://edge-op.org/files/htmlchars.html

It's about 34° F here.
hills
London
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 20, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6164867

Aha... I have discovered the problem. I didn't have the "Num Lock" button on. Currently 50F or 10C here, and the sky's a beautiful shade of grey...
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 20, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6164956

Got to love those gray skies if you live where you do. It is the same in Vermont - day after day of grayness. It is currently 22 here.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2009
5:07 PM

Post #6165227

It's currently a chilly and breezy 52 here, but at least the sun is shining!
lowellsf
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6165250

Lin, we're about the same. It's 61 here now, and sunny. I've got plants coming up and I hope Spring is on the way, finally!
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
5:56 PM

Post #6165511

Hmmm, I always knew there was a solution. (-: Didn't work for me, took me to my home page too. Trying top number row now. Didn't work either. I'm using Firefox, wonder if it would work with IE. Loading now...
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6165523

Didn't work changing browsers. Bummer!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #6165701

I have a Macintosh computer, using Safari as my browser, and all I have to do is hold the alt key down and the number zero for the degree symbol, very easy and I like easy! ... Still only 52F here in central Fla.
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6165729

I have the new iMac and mine is Option 0 with Safari.
56 here in memphis today.
I like easy too plantlady. ☺

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 25, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6188084

65 here today at 9:49 AM Needed to use numeric lock key first. I like this info. as I am working on a bake book for my kids and is useful for oven temps. Helene
revclaus
(Judith) Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6188272

46 in Denver. Hooray! It finally helped when I held down the Numeric Lock key.
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 25, 2009
4:07 PM

Post #6188327

This morning it was 3 outside my home in Waterville, VT while yesterday's high temperature in my plant room was 86.

Doug
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 25, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6188634

Wow Doug ... 3 - Brrr that is too cold! Now, that temp in your plant room is more like it!

It's currently 68 here in Daytona Beach, Florida. Thank goodness our cold weather is over! It's supposed to be high 70's and low 80's the next week or two with lows in the mid to upper 50's! Yay!

Spring is coming! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #6188811

Must be an American thing ... won't work for me at work or at home. Sends me to another place altogether. Oh well, there are worst fates in life...




Christine
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

February 25, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #6188841

-2

Nope, not just an American thing ^_^
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 25, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6188871

Christine,

It is really wierd that it won't work on either your work or home computer. Have you tried to go into MS word or another word processing program and try it? I first tried it there before I posted about the hint. The num lock key does have to be activated.

You are right! there sure are much worse things in life.

Doug

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 25, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6189013

yes, on top of the numeric pad is a key (Num/Lock). push this first and then the number you want, then Alt depressed and 0176. Release Alt key. viola Helene.
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
7:29 PM

Post #6189172

1C in Toronto this afternoon = 34F

Woo hoo!! I must have missed that Num/Lock instruction earlier. Or glazed over it, or ... oh, dang, face it, I just don't pay attention to everything anymore I guess...lol


Christine
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 25, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6189238

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doug
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6189400

Whee Ha!! Its up to 2C! Spring's a coming!!
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 25, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #6189631

Ha! I wish Spring was around the corner. We got 14 inches of snow on Sunday with another Nor' Easter predicted for this Sunday. I have got to get it together to get pictures of my house. The snow piles are higher than my car. It is getting hard to see out the windows because of it.
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #6189700

Hey, a girl can dream ... it's back down to 1C anyway...sigh

It's actually just warmed up today for the first time in awhile, and will get warmer tomorrow, and stay warm (well, not Hawaii warm!) until Monday, when we go back to the deep freeze. But tomorrow and Friday we'll get lots and lots of rain, to wash away the dirty snow. I have a feeling there's lots more snow to come this winter, we're just getting an early taste of chilly, rainy days until we go back to it.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 25, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #6189887

We could use some rain down this way ... very dry here. My city is almost 4" below normal rainfall, and some areas of the state are even worse. There have been a couple of wild fires here in central Florida the past week but no damage to property that I've heard of, thank goodness. We've been under red flag fire warnings off and on the past month. Hopefully we will begin to get some spring rains before long.
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

February 25, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6189913

(sigh) enjoy your rain Christine, it's gonna be -8 here and your rain will give us oodles of snow.
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6192329

WHOO - HOOOO! Supposed to be 70 today & SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

February 26, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6192376

I really envy the TN Tropics. I won't see a day like you are going to get there today for at least 2-3 months.
GoldLeaf91011
Frederick, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #6192489

It's a balmy 75 here...I wish! Thanks for this great and useful tip!
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6636891

Just a reminder that folks from all over the world use Dave's Garden so it's very important to add which scale you are using: F or C. That way whoever is reading knows what temp you're talking about and if they are unfamililar with the scale, they can use a temp converter found on the web to change the temp to the scale they know. The USA is really the only country that uses F. The rest of the world uses C. (:o)
Thanks,
Mike
takahari4
Minot, ND
(Zone 3b)

June 3, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6637726

It was 38 here last night in North Dakota!
Hoya_24
Waterville, VT
(Zone 4b)

June 4, 2009
12:22 PM

Post #6640179

We have the same kind of cold here in VT. Tonight it may dip down to 32 at my house. Growing Hoyas here is challenging to say the least.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2009
9:08 PM

Post #6642362

Wow, Doug! This is June and y'all might have temp's at freezing?! Amazing! I bet it is a challenge to grow tropical plants in your area! We've had many days in the mid 90's already and nights in the mid 70's. These high daytime temp's are a sign of what July, August and September are going to be like I'm afraid! Today has been stormy and raining, right now it's a pleasant 77F.

I'll try to send some of our Florida heat your way ... oh, and if anyone needs rain we have plenty of that to share too! We had awful floods here two weeks ago, rained for 7 or 8 straight days ... my city had 21" but other area's had even more. I stuck a 5 gal bucket outside one day and in 24 hours we had 9" of water in that bucket! We are thankful to be on high ground and didn't have any flooding ... many folks had a foot of water in their homes! Daytona Beach is only about 8-9' above sea level so when it rains like that there's no place for the water to go.
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6642681

Send some rain up this way! This was the 3rd driest May on record (since the 1890's, yes, 1890's, not 1980's (:o)). We *may* get some rain this weekend - if we're lucky! I am not holding my breath.
Mike
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6642788

We were in a drought situation with fire watches for a few months, praying for rain ... our prayers were answered and then some! Tropical Storm and Hurricane season began June 1st, hope we don't get any major systems for awhile ... need to dry out first!
TroubleX2
Montgomery, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #8132080

86
atisch
Alameda, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 8, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #8145429

By using the ALT key + 'Numbers on the (activated) number pad you can type out any character that has been mapped out for the particular font your using. Access to these characters goes back to the early days of the PC and DOS. In versions of Windows now in use you can see and access all the characters available in any given font by opening the "Character Map". This is fount by [Start] -> [Accessories] -> [System Tools] -> "Character Map". To have easier access to this App. you can just drag the icon from the start menu onto the Desktop.

The Character Map has a drop-down box to select any of the fonts installed on your PC. This immediately displays all the characters available. Clicking on any symbol will show a larger sample. The Map also allows you to copy any character(s) to the clipboard to paste in any application. Also when you click on a character the Keystroke combination (the ALT + numbers) for the selected character is shown at the bottom right.. The full character set for any major font is rather extensive. If your not familiar with it, you may be surprised by what you can type out. For example:



Allan
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2010
2:31 PM

Post #8147033

For those using an iMac, to get the symbol, hold down the option key and then press the zero key at the top of the keyboard. The ")" is right above the zero key. Macs don't have all of the symbols that PC's have, but the most common symbols can still be made on an iMac.
Mike
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

February 12, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8367792

32
WOW , thanks.
Plants4myPots
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 12, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8369073


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

neat... alt + the number = the symbol above on a Mac. Now if I only knew what more than half of them were FOR! :)
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

February 27, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8396696

81 today. Neat. Need a mathematician to decipher those symbols above!

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