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Accents and Symbols in your Blog

Accents and Symbols in your Blog

 

Yesterday I read and commented on Tom Waite's post Kissing Active Rain Tom WaiteRealtors®   See what I just did! He was very excited about learning how to make the Realtor ® sign. He was talking about reading a post by Pamela Seley who had read a comment by Bob Marsh on a post by Diane Mora. In all of this he learned how to make the Realtor® Sign.

 

Reading the comments before I commented I noticed a comment by John Novak with a link to an article at Penn State titled Computing with Accents, Symbols and Foreign Scripts. Before following the link from John, I went to comment on Tom's post and do the ALT 0174 that he said would make the Realtor® sign. I've always wanted to know how to do that and was very excited.

But it didn't work.

So, I followed the link from John's Comment and read more about adding the symbols. It was very interesting.

First lets start with the Realtor® sign. The instructions are that to use these codes, your computer should have a separate numeric keypad on the right side. If it doesn't you can follow a link to a different method that they recommend. Since my first comment and attempt to use the ALT 0174 was on my laptop without the separate number pad, I decided to go to my desktop and log back in to Active Rain. I revisited Tom's post and tried again. It worked!

In writing this post, I went to Pamela's post to see what she said about it. There Richard Strahm had commented with another way to do the different characters.

Character Map

 

Simply go to the start button. Richard said to click on Run and then type in Charmap. On my computer, I clicked on start and then just typed CharMap into the search box and presto there's the Character map with all the different symbols! You can just copy and paste them into the post AND it also gives you the ALT and number version.

So here's a quick Summary:

 

If you have a Separate Numeric Keypad all you have to do to make the Realtor® sign is hold the ALT key down and type in 0174. When you let go you should have it!

Character Map

 

If you don't have the separate numbers, Click Start, then either in the Search or Run, type in CharMap. Find the Symbol you want and click on the Symbol and then Copy. Now you can paste it into your blog post!

Another popular Symbol you might want is the Copywrite© Symbol ALT 0169.

There are hundreds to choose from. You can even write in a different language. I thought the music notes♫ were very fun!

Have fun!


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Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.


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Comment balloon 24 commentsConnie Harvey • March 10 2011 10:02AM

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Good information...I too was excited when I found the ALT 0174 to make the Realtor sign. I like to be precise.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 9 years ago

Oh Connie thank you, thank you, thank you. I commented on Tom's post and thanked him I told him I wouldn't kiss him.  You on the other hand have one coming.  Thank you for this.

Posted by Joe Kenny, Better Than Your Average Joe (Realty Executive Midwest) almost 9 years ago

Karen - I thought it was interesting that you had to use the numeric keypad for the ALT # to work. At least there is another way for me to do the same without changing computers mid-blog.

Joe - You're too funny! I'm glad it's working for you!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

BOOKMARKED!!  Thanks, Connie!  (If I wasn't on my laptop right now, I'd post something for you!)

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) almost 9 years ago

Connie! This is so great! I thanked Tom and I'll thank you too! I'm learning so much here, dancing in the Rain! I'm bookmarking as well!

Posted by Peg Barcelo, The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC (Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369) almost 9 years ago

Hi Connie!  A couple of weeks ago I had to get a new laptop.....and this one does not have the numeric keypad!  Thanks for this info about the charmap.  ®  Hey it works!!!!!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) almost 9 years ago

Hi Connie - What the heck to you just say:(

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 9 years ago

Connie, this is important, and has bugged me for a long time. Now I can let people know I'm a REALTOR®

(whoo, hoo -- it works!)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

And I can let people know our community college is Cañada College not Canada College.

I hadn't really figured it out from the others posts--I guess my mind was receptive today. Thanks, Connie!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

Chris - Isn't it funny how little things like this amuse us! LOL

Peg - Yes, indeed. I figured I'd just take the lesson one step further!

Ann - WooHoo!!!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Conrad - Call me. I'll walk you through it!!

Lottie - We all explain things differently. When it didn't work yesterday, I refused to give up! Now I can do it on this computer (my laptop where I usually write my blog posts) and I don't have to go to the other one, log in, and edit from there!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

 

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Very cool Connie ~ Now what are all the other symbols for? More tools to play with ~

 

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) almost 9 years ago

Connie...I've known how to make the REALTOR® sign but didn't know about the others.  Sounds like a cool thing to play with.

Posted by Kim Inman, CRS, Broker/Owner (Mountains to Lakes Real Estate, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Frank and Karen - There are just too many things to play with if you have the time!

Kim - Yep, they're all there together.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Connie, I do lots of international business and have a chart, but your information on the Charmap is great.  I ♥ it.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) almost 9 years ago

Hi Connie - Thank you for the offer.  I will call you.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 9 years ago

Connie - It looks to me like you're having just a little too much fun with the symbols in your blog ; )

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 9 years ago

Gary - I used to live in Italy and often email a friend there. Now I can put the accents where they belong.   

 

♥ it too!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Conrad - Be my guest! I'll be out this morning but am available most of the afternoon.

 

Christine - You're probably right!!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for passing along that helpful tip. I'll have to bookmark since I'm sure I'll forget 0174 by the time I need it again :)

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) almost 9 years ago

Lee and Carol - I know I'll forget it! But I'll remember the Charmap so it won't matter!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Connie, This is great!  Thank you.  I have this bookmarked to learn more!

Have a great weekend!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Gloria - I loved it! So many fun symbols to use!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago
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