On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Noel Stoutenburg <mjol...@ticnet.com> wrote:
> Friends,
> In my normal work, I make use of a significant number of special
> characters, e.g. "é", "©", "—" [Alt-0233, Alt-0169, and Alt-0151
> respectively]. Despite the statement in the online documentation
> (specifically on page <http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-text.html>, in
> the box under "Font" labeled "Note", reading "You can get special
> characters in the same way as you get them in other text editors: "Alt +
> number keypad in windows), on my system (WIN XP Home SP3; Gimp 2.6.6)
> when I enter the "Alt +" code for a special character, nothing happens,
> that is, the character does not appear, and the cursor does not advance.
> Has anyone else run into this?
Yes, this has never worked for me either (not only in GIMP, though --
in almost every application)

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