Q. Can I user international characters with FundRaiser?
Yes, FundRaiser recognizes any ASCII based character that the computer is referencing from the character map.
English language based computer systems, including much of the Internet, use a particular character set known as US-ASCII or simply ASCII, which may or may not the contain characters you need. Recently, this 'default" character set has been supplanted by the ISO 1 character set that contains more foreign phrase glyphs (individual characters). For use on a computer, character sets are encoded and set in a table where a positive number is assigned to each character, or glyph.
Typically, a character set includes far more characters than you will use in the course of normal writing. You can access these "hidden" characters by using a modifier key, most commonly the "ALT" key. Within a given character set standard, there can be many fonts and font families, and while all fonts are supposed to have all the characters from a given set, many do not, or are inaccurate, thus your results may vary depending on the font you are using. Common Character Map
Some characters will show an ALT+Keystroke combination. This will be displayed in the lower right corner of the character map utility. In order to use this shortcut, hold down the "ALT" key while you type in the entire code. When you release the ALT key the glyph will appear.
- This only works with the number pad on Desktops. On some computers this will only work if your "Num Lock" is on. These codes may not work with laptops, notebooks, or hand held computer devices etc., depending on your machine: most laptops have a blue extra key 'Fn', and little blue numbers on the keys 789uiojklm,. - if you have these, you can use ALT + Fn, and then the little blue numbers on these keys to get the same effect.
The ASCII range of 97-122 has the lower-case letters of the alphabet and 65-90 range has the capitalized letters of the alphabet The numbers beyond 170 can also have meaning, such as special characters and the Greek alphabet.
Some combinations may require a 0 before the 3 digit combination.
To type with special symbols you may also use transliteration tools.
- Another method is to hold
"ALT" Key and simply type on the number pad then release "ALT". e.g. ☺☻♥♦♣♠