PC users-- alt-characters not working

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PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by bsdmike » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:38 am

I use a mac, so I don't notice this, but it seems at least one PC user of my forum is having trouble with 'alt characters'.
Here are some examples

Alt155 ¢
Alt172 ¼
Alt171 ½
Alt248 °

If you are a PC user, it seems if you enable numlock on your PC, then hold the alt key and type those numbers above, you get those special characters. They have recently stopped working...but it seems, only on PHPBB...(and I have not done an upgrade!)

Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by RMcGirr83 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:11 pm

¢
¼
½
°

They seem to be working fine on this forum. What version of phpBB are you using?
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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by bsdmike » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:21 pm

I am running 3.1.10. (I know, it is time to upgrade!)

I will find a PC and give it a try myself.

Any thoughts to anything locally that might be turned on in a browser that would do it?

Thank you,

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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by david63 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 pm

Perhaps a link to your board would help then we can see for ourselves what is/is not happening
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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by Mick » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:03 pm

With a regular user log in credentials.

Why are you’re users trying to use ASCII? That’s beyond DOS.
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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by bsdmike » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:54 am

Found a PC to try.
The characters do seem to work, so it must be something local to his system.

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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by stevemaury » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:23 pm

My guess is he does not have NumLock on.
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Re: PC users-- alt-characters not working

Post by Mick » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:53 pm

There’s a possibility it’s an AT keyboard :D
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