> When did they take the "cents" key off the keyboard.
Go ahead and flame me for not being contest/tower/DX/
logger/whatever related, but this is useful information that a lot of
people may have forgotten.
There are a number of symbols carried in the ASCII set that are
accessible from the keyboard. You can "type" them by holding down
either <ALT> key and typing the 3 digit code on the numeric keypad
off to the side. It won't work with the numbers above the letters, as
they have different values as far as the keyboard processor is
The "cent" symbol, =A2, is CHR(155). There are lots of other useful
one's as well. =BC (172), =BD (171), =B2 (253), are all useful in our
technical discussions. =A1 (173), =BF (168) assist our Spanish speaking
friends, as do =F1 (164) and =D1 (165). For our British friends, =A3 (156)=
is a useful one to know.
Open a text file and try out all the numbers from 128 to 255, and
save it as a handy reference. One thing, though, not all of them work
on all systems. My apologies if some of the ones displayed don't look
right on yours.
73, Rod N4SI
The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
(c) 5 November, 1996
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