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Old 09-12-2006, 03:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I might be missing something here, but I can't find any way to put in a degree symbol. You know "°" ASCII 0176 Unicode 00B0.

I would swear it used to be an available symbol, but I sure can't find it on 4.1 on my 8700.

If anyone has any tips I would appreciate it. I'm actually fairly surprised I couldn't find any mention of this with a search, since it is a pretty commonly used symbol.
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I might be missing something here, but I can't find any way to put in a degree symbol. You know "°" ASCII 0176 Unicode 00B0.

I would swear it used to be an available symbol, but I sure can't find it on 4.1 on my 8700.

If anyone has any tips I would appreciate it. I'm actually fairly surprised I couldn't find any mention of this with a search, since it is a pretty commonly used symbol.
Not available on the BlackBerry since it only sends Text messages (ASCII 1-127) and doesn't do high ASCII.

Your best bet is to use the bullet point instead - [Sym]B.
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Well, if it doesn't do it, then it doesn't do it.

What I find terribly strange is that it will do ASCII 161, 164, 166, 167, 169, 171, 174, 177, 182, 187 and many others, but not 176. I understand omitting some characters, I just find it hard to believe that people use ¤ (164), § (167), ™ (153), © (169), ® (174), « (171), ± (177), » (187), or ¶ (182), more often than they do ° (176).
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Well, if it doesn't do it, then it doesn't do it.

What I find terribly strange is that it will do ASCII 161, 164, 166, 167, 169, 171, 174, 177, 182, 187 and many others, but not 176. I understand omitting some characters, I just find it hard to believe that people use ¤ (164), § (167), ™ (153), © (169), ® (174), « (171), ± (177), » (187), or ¶ (182), more often than they do ° (176).
Well I stand corrected! High ASCII right up to 255!! I just sent myself an ASCII table and all (displayable) 255 characters do display correctly.

The only thing I can suggest to you is this. You could put the symbol(s) you want in a note and then copy and paste them as needed. I tried to add an AutoText of it, but Paste isn't available and there's no way to get it in there. Grrr....
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I would assume that it is capable of handling the whole unicode character set, since they seem to say that it is now unicode compliant. What I find so weird though, is that even though the characters are there, it would appear there is no input method in the interface! I would even be happy with just the ability to hod down a key and type in a code if nothing else. Of course I would think they would just be accessible in the Symbol box, but they aren't for some inexplicable reason.

I suppose I'll just follow your suggestion and cut and paste the symbols from some other message.
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Well I stand corrected! High ASCII right up to 255!! I just sent myself an ASCII table and all (displayable) 255 characters do display correctly.

The only thing I can suggest to you is this. You could put the symbol(s) you want in a note and then copy and paste them as needed. I tried to add an AutoText of it, but Paste isn't available and there's no way to get it in there. Grrr....

Hmm I just tried pasting it into autotext and it seemed to work.

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I've wondered about that myself. Even the HiptopOS has high ascii, as does Symbian. Seems like a glaring omission for a device oriented towards business/engineering types?
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Yeah, the autotext route seems to work just fine. I am just getting around it by mailing myself a copy of any symbol I want, and then making an autotext shortcut for the symbol. I really don't think there is any excuse for not having all the ASCII symbols in the symbol menu though.
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