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Where has Character Map gone?

birdman
Grafter
Posts: 113
Registered: 04-10-2009

Where has Character Map gone?

At some stage or another, Character Map appears to have vanished from my XP system, so I can't now use symbols such as the one for degrees. Any ideas anyone? Huh
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Community Gaffer
Community Gaffer
Posts: 17,644
Thanks: 636
Fixes: 162
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

Try going to start > run and then type in 'charmap' without the 's
It should load.
If this post resolved your issue please click the 'This fixed my problem' button
 Chris Parr
 Plusnet Staff
birdman
Grafter
Posts: 113
Registered: 04-10-2009

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

Thanks for that Chris. Did what you suggested but windows couldn't find it. So, I ran a search for charmap and it came up with charmap.exe which loads it. Problem solved. Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,613
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Registered: 12-08-2007

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

Start>accessories>system tools>character map
birdman
Grafter
Posts: 113
Registered: 04-10-2009

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

Yes artmo, that's where it should have been, but it had diappeared from there and couldn't be found elsewhere. Having found the exe file in the system32 dll cache from a search, I was able to drag and drop it into System Tools and it now loads fine. Thanks for your response.
Lurker
Grafter
Posts: 1,867
Registered: 23-10-2008

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

ALT+0176 = °
Much shorter than clicking on stuff Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,613
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Registered: 12-08-2007

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

ALT248 works as well °
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

... which is fine if you can remember them Smiley
pimpernel
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: 20-09-2007

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

Write them down!
Rich
Grafter
Posts: 184
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Where has Character Map gone?

Full list here...
http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html
... might be worth printing?