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Tech Tip: How to enter special characters in 4D
PRODUCT: 4D Developer | VERSION: 11 | PLATFORM: Win
Published On: August 20, 2008

In Macintosh, a short keyboard combination will give you a special character, such as a Bullet (•) is done by using Option+8 (US Keyboard). The key combination for Windows is Alt-0149(US Keyboard). A reference to these key combinations can be found in the language reference within the Ascii Codes section.

If you do not know the Ascii Character Code for usage in Windows to access the special characters we must use the Character Map.

There are different font listings; the Windows XP default for icons is Tahoma, so we'll choose that:

Now scroll down to where the 'bullet' character is listed:

Drag the square to the "Characters to copy" field to have it entered. You can then copy it from there into your clipboard:

To maintain the same appearance on Macintosh, we are going to change the Preferences in 4D for our database to use a specific font, instead of the Application or System default:

You can now paste the copied 'bullet' into a method:

and see your result: