Tuesday, July 7

How Do You Type A Copyright Symbol With A New Chromebook?

How Do You Type A Copyright Symbol With A New Chromebook?
I spent a good part of the morning going through horrible articles written by people thinking they were helping but they couldn't because they didn't listen to the question.

Not Windows, not html, not ASCII, no, it's unicode. What?

Ask the person who has used Windows all of their lives and they are sure they have the answer! It's 0169 and that would be me until now but I knew the answer was wrong!

Of course everyone wanted to talk about doing it in Google Docs but I wanted to use the symbol anytime and was sure there had to be a keyboard shortcut...but this was an Acer Chromebook 15 no less with a chiclet keyboard so how do I do it?

I was not missing Windows...but then I saw my answer via a stranger in the Chromebook Forum. It was "a9!" I felt like I had the answer to the Ultimate Question Of Life, The Universe, And Everything. 

I looked in my new Chromebook keyboard instructions and found that I could use Shift/Ctrl and by pressing the "u" use a code to get the same type of symbols as a Windows keyboard but what was the code?

I found some Chrome extensions with the unicode characters on them (what I used to call icons) that have pictures and it copies the code/image automatically. Neither one I tried had the copyright symbol. What?

Then I realized the "u" was for unicode and found the forum where I found the unicode for the © symbol. It is a9.  

Press shift/ctrl together, hold them down then press u, then press a, then press 9. When you're finished it says "ua9" but don't stop there! When you press the space bar or you will see © the copyright symbol.

To get any other symbols look up the unicode chart and do the same using the corresponding code. You can look that up yourself. "Okay Google!"

I love my new Acer Chromebook 15 it's easy on my eyes and it's fast. I don't miss the top number shortcut keys either. I'm finding there's nothing I've missed and my home computer is gathering dust like the dinosaur it's becoming.

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