How to type special characters?

Robert Storey y2kbug at
Tue May 6 04:37:31 PDT 2003

On Tuesday 06 May 2003 07:26, Rob Wentworth wrote:
> Most laptops have a portion of the keyboard that can be used as a numeric
> keypad by pressing the Fn key and/or switching it to keypad mode. This
> allows typing special characters.
> In Windows I usually cut-and-paste characters from the "character map"
> utility so I don't have to remember the codes -- there must be a similar
> tool for FreeBSD...

In Kword, you can get a character map with "Insert | Special Character" - 
actually, that character map in Kword can run as a standalone utility, but 
offhand I can't remember the name that launches it.


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