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eureka.gif posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:10 PM
The degree symbol, update


With so many people using GPS, Google Earth, or GeoCaching, the most common issue has been how to add the degree symbol (the little zero after a degree number) for a latitude, longitude, OR temperature.

For years, Alt + 0128 has worked, but recently a small underline has been added to it on some applications (email, Word, etc.): (not here on Nomad, however) Hot at 102º

4x4abc showed me a new one: Alt + 248 = Hot at 102°

So, try that out... Hold down the Alt key and using the number pad on the right, hit: 2, 4, 8. Then release the Alt key... °




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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:19 PM


Mac is easier.... option (alt) and the zero



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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:27 PM


Wow...there are all kinds of symbols hiding in that key pad!

ALT + 1 ☺, ALT + 2 ☻, ALT + 3 ♥

Is there a key showing what else is hidden there?




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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Russ  
Mac is easier.... option (alt) and the zero


nope - for lat long you need alt+shift+8 on the Mac




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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:51 PM


Thanks Buddah, this is mind blowing to a technophobe like me!

¿Did it work?




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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 06:57 PM


HOT with º (option zero)

Mac does not have an alt but it does have ° option-shift-8

Either one comes out the same.




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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 07:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
With so many people using GPS, Google Earth, or GeoCaching, the most common issue has been how to add the degree symbol (the little zero after a degree number) for a latitude, longitude, OR temperature.

For years, Alt + 0128 has worked, but recently a small underline has been added to it on some applications (email, Word, etc.): (not here on Nomad, however) Hot at 102º

4x4abc showed me a new one: Alt + 248 = Hot at 102°

So, try that out... Hold down the Alt key and using the number pad on the right, hit: 2, 4, 8. Then release the Alt key... °


I find it more efficient to just write the abbreviation most people know, "deg." I don't have to remember a code, and it's easier to type. it's efficient, and therefore is more sustainable, has lower greenhouse gas footprint :light::bounce:
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[*] posted on 6-13-2016 at 11:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajabuddha  
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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 06:22 AM


A balmy 63° here in Cochituate. :cool:



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Cool 63º this morning in Ensenada.



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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 07:53 AM


On my Mac, option/zero makes this....º.
While option/K makes this....˚.
53º in Morro Bay
Or 53˚
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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 09:07 AM


Gee wiz, I am sometimes surprised at what kind of posts create activity on Nomad!

Alt + 0186 = º (on Word and e-mail, a small line is included)
Alt + 248 = °

The first one I have used for years as a degree symbol, but when I was writing my book with all the GPS figures, on Word, there is a small line under the little º and that wasn't good (Thanks to John M for suggesting a fix to that).

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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 11:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  

I find it more efficient to just write the abbreviation most people know, "deg." I don't have to remember a code, and it's easier to type. it's efficient, and therefore is more sustainable, has lower greenhouse gas footprint :light::bounce:


but you can't copy and paste "deg" into Google Earth
it will need a °




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Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  

I find it more efficient to just write the abbreviation most people know, "deg." I don't have to remember a code, and it's easier to type. it's efficient, and therefore is more sustainable, has lower greenhouse gas footprint :light::bounce:


but you can't copy and paste "deg" into Google Earth
it will need a °


GE does not need the degree symbol. For example, if you are entering lat/long in degree decimal, then just enter numbers separated by comma.
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Quote: Originally posted by pauldavidmena  
A balmy 63° here in Cochituate. :cool:


I should have mentioned that the above was typed this morning on my workplace MacBook using <option> + <shift> + 8.

This afternoon it got as warm as 79° and is now 74°. This was done at home on my Linux desktop, where the degree symbol is composed using <control><shift> + "uB0" (minus the quotes).




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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 03:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  


GE does not need the degree symbol. For example, if you are entering lat/long in degree decimal, then just enter numbers separated by comma.


of course GE does not need the degree symbol
but if I copy and paste the information provided by you using "deg" it won't work
but why would you give me a waypoint anyway

it will also not work when someone had used alt+0128 Win, alt+0 Mac = º (like a mini 0)
the symbol created is different from alt+248 win, alt+shift+8 Mac = ° (like a mini o)

of course you can type in the given information by hand




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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 06:28 PM


Just cut/paste the string of numbers (coordinates), delete extraneous symbols/letters, hit enter, and bob's your uncle. It's so easy a cave man can do it.

Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  


GE does not need the degree symbol. For example, if you are entering lat/long in degree decimal, then just enter numbers separated by comma.


of course GE does not need the degree symbol
but if I copy and paste the information provided by you using "deg" it won't work
but why would you give me a waypoint anyway

it will also not work when someone had used alt+0128 Win, alt+0 Mac = º (like a mini 0)
the symbol created is different from alt+248 win, alt+shift+8 Mac = ° (like a mini o)

of course you can type in the given information by hand
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[*] posted on 6-14-2016 at 07:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Just cut/paste the string of numbers (coordinates), delete extraneous symbols/letters, hit enter, and bob's your uncle. It's so easy a cave man can do it.

Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  


GE does not need the degree symbol. For example, if you are entering lat/long in degree decimal, then just enter numbers separated by comma.


of course GE does not need the degree symbol
but if I copy and paste the information provided by you using "deg" it won't work
but why would you give me a waypoint anyway

it will also not work when someone had used alt+0128 Win, alt+0 Mac = º (like a mini 0)
the symbol created is different from alt+248 win, alt+shift+8 Mac = ° (like a mini o)

of course you can type in the given information by hand






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