Author Topic: high-bit characters  (Read 2283 times)

buggyfunbunny

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high-bit characters
« on: August 16, 2011, 06:46:27 pm »
Back in the windows world, I could do the ALT-<number pad number> jig to get, for example, the copyright symbol.  When I try that with 16.x on ubuntu/64 10.04, all I get is a forced tagging (ALT-1?? must be bound to that??).  So, how does one do that now?  I'm in vim.  The files are plain text.  Help says to go to Tools-Appearance-Special Characters, but there's not provision to add any.

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Re: high-bit characters
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 06:06:03 am »
Menu item Edit/Insert Literal...

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Re: high-bit characters
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 01:29:23 pm »
Works.  Thanks.  What killed the Alt-xxx syntax, by the way?  I don't recall whether it only worked on win versions.

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Re: high-bit characters
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 05:26:41 pm »
It only seems to work on unicode files (like xml files). The way the code is written it doesn't know what buffer is being written to and must provide unicode keyboard data.