Copying special characters into GIMP - Graphics

This is a discussion on Copying special characters into GIMP - Graphics ; Jeff wrote: >> The standard way to enter special characters in GIMP (and other >> GTK+-based applications) is to use Ctrl+Shift+<unicode-character-code> >> >> For example, >> >> Ctrl+Shift+2665 >> >> will return a filled heart. >> >> >> HTH, >> ...

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    Jeff wrote:
    >> The standard way to enter special characters in GIMP (and other
    >> GTK+-based applications) is to use Ctrl+Shift+<unicode-character-code>
    >>
    >> For example,
    >>
    >> Ctrl+Shift+2665
    >>
    >> will return a filled heart.
    >>
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >> Michael

    >
    > Thanks for the tip--I tried it with the font Times Roman and got the
    > filled heart like you said; but your method still doesn't work for the
    > character "0x9A" in Webdings! As one might suspect, the characters in
    > Webdings that will copy and paste over can also be entered by your
    > method, but the characters that can't be simply copied and pasted over
    > can't be entered by your method into GIMP. And yet I successfully
    > copied and pasted the "0x9A" character into MIcrosoft Word, so it
    > definitely seems to be GIMP's problem and does not have anything to do
    > with the Character Map utility I'm using.
    >
    > Any other ideas of how to get the character directly entered into GIMP
    > without having to resort to importing it as a graphic (i.e. screenshot)
    > from another program (as described in one of the previous posts)?
    >


    The 0x9A is in octal base, rather than decimal base. Gimp may not
    support octal base entry.

    Try converting 0x9A to the decimal 154 and using that instead.

    Joal Heagney

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    On 01.08.2006 13:23, Joal Heagney typed the following::
    > Jeff wrote:
    >>> The standard way to enter special characters in GIMP (and other
    >>> GTK+-based applications) is to use Ctrl+Shift+<unicode-character-code>
    >>>
    >>> For example,
    >>>
    >>> Ctrl+Shift+2665
    >>>
    >>> will return a filled heart.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> HTH,
    >>> Michael

    >>
    >> Thanks for the tip--I tried it with the font Times Roman and got the
    >> filled heart like you said; but your method still doesn't work for the
    >> character "0x9A" in Webdings! As one might suspect, the characters in
    >> Webdings that will copy and paste over can also be entered by your
    >> method, but the characters that can't be simply copied and pasted over
    >> can't be entered by your method into GIMP. And yet I successfully
    >> copied and pasted the "0x9A" character into MIcrosoft Word, so it
    >> definitely seems to be GIMP's problem and does not have anything to do
    >> with the Character Map utility I'm using.
    >>
    >> Any other ideas of how to get the character directly entered into GIMP
    >> without having to resort to importing it as a graphic (i.e. screenshot)
    >> from another program (as described in one of the previous posts)?
    >>

    >
    > The 0x9A is in octal base, rather than decimal base. Gimp may not
    > support octal base entry.
    >
    > Try converting 0x9A to the decimal 154 and using that instead.
    >
    > Joal Heagney


    Since octal base implies the digits 0-7 I suppose you mean hexadecimal
    base (digits 0-f, and which also matches the decimal value 154).

    PerL

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    Joal Heagney wrote:
    > The 0x9A is in octal base, rather than decimal base. Gimp may not
    > support octal base entry.
    >
    > Try converting 0x9A to the decimal 154 and using that instead.


    In the GIMP text editor, I tried doing a "shift-ctrl" plus entering the
    character code as 154, and I'm still not getting the correct 0x9A
    Wingdings character that I'm after.


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    Jeff wrote:

    > Joal Heagney wrote:
    >> The 0x9A is in octal base, rather than decimal base. Gimp may not
    >> support octal base entry.
    >>
    >> Try converting 0x9A to the decimal 154 and using that instead.

    >
    > In the GIMP text editor, I tried doing a "shift-ctrl" plus entering
    > the character code as 154, and I'm still not getting the correct
    > 0x9A Wingdings character that I'm after.


    I don't have the wingdings font, so I'm not sure what the character
    you want looks like. This character only has the value 0x9A in the
    wingdings font. It may, however exist as a standardised symbol.
    Unicode is a standard for encoding characters, regardless of font.
    There is a dingbats section in Unicode from 0x2700 to 0x27BF. You can
    find the character chart here, with a load of other char typed (it's
    a pdf):
    <http://www.unicode.org/charts/symbols.html#CombiningDiacriticalMarks>

    If your character is here (finally I get to the point), maybe you
    could enter the Unicode value, and that may work.

    Sorry, all a bit complicated.
    --
    Dave Clarke


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    David Wilson Clarke wrote:

    > Jeff wrote:
    >
    >> Joal Heagney wrote:
    >>> The 0x9A is in octal base, rather than decimal base. Gimp may not
    >>> support octal base entry.
    >>>
    >>> Try converting 0x9A to the decimal 154 and using that instead.

    >>
    >> In the GIMP text editor, I tried doing a "shift-ctrl" plus entering
    >> the character code as 154, and I'm still not getting the correct
    >> 0x9A Wingdings character that I'm after.

    >
    > I don't have the wingdings font, so I'm not sure what the character
    > you want looks like. This character only has the value 0x9A in the
    > wingdings font. It may, however exist as a standardised symbol.
    > Unicode is a standard for encoding characters, regardless of font.
    > There is a dingbats section in Unicode from 0x2700 to 0x27BF. You
    > can find the character chart here, with a load of other char typed
    > (it's a pdf):
    >

    <http://www.unicode.org/charts/symbols.html#CombiningDiacriticalMarks>
    >
    > If your character is here (finally I get to the point), maybe you
    > could enter the Unicode value, and that may work.
    >
    > Sorry, all a bit complicated.


    Miscellaneous Symbols (0x2600-26FF) looks posibly useful too.
    --
    Dave Clarke


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