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No cents symbol!!!

Post by weirdacejennings » May 6th, 2010, 5:04 pm

I am Confused and enraged at the fact of no symbol for cents on the iPod touch's keyboard
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by Turboladdade » May 6th, 2010, 5:27 pm

There isn't one on a standard desktop keyboard either. Its usage is frowned upon. The proper way to write it is $0.87, not 87¢. Too many people confuse the usage of the old cent symbol, writing things like .87¢ (one 87th of a cent) or $0.99¢.
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by wove » May 7th, 2010, 7:45 am

On the desktop keyboard <option> <4> produces the cent symbol.

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Post by Turboladdade » May 7th, 2010, 9:02 am

But that means it requires a Mac-specific key combo to produce it! Thankfully Mac OS X special character key combos are super easy. What is it on a PC keyboard?
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by wove » May 7th, 2010, 12:13 pm

In MS Office products the cent symbol is produded with <control><forward-slash><c>. In all Windows applications the cent symbol can be produced by holding down <alt> and typing "155". Holding down the <alt> key and typing the ASCII key code (on the numberic keypad) in Windows will generate that character. That method of producing special characters also works in Linux, and UNIX, and I imagine it could be used in MacOS X terminal applications as well.

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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by NoggintheNomad » May 12th, 2010, 10:44 am

I don't have an iPhone. Does it do € or £ symbols?
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by Turboladdade » May 12th, 2010, 11:16 am

NoggintheNomad wrote:I don't have an iPhone. Does it do € or £ symbols?
Yes it does, as well as ¥ (Japan) and ₩ (Korea).
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by theHalo » July 27th, 2010, 1:54 pm

There IS a cent symbol on the iPhone (and so it must be on the iPod too). Tap and hold the Dollar sign an there it is.
(Answered on an iPhone $¢₩¥£€)
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Post by chasm » July 27th, 2010, 5:40 pm

Wove:

Oh yes, the Windows way of doing it is MUCH easier. :)
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by PaulPalmer » August 14th, 2010, 7:24 pm

Sure the windows way is easier but only if you are running windows. But on my iPhone I tried pressing and holding $ and got $ so what do you do?
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by chasm » August 14th, 2010, 7:35 pm

I was making a joke. Option-3 produces the cents symbol on a Mac - much quicker than Winblows.

I don't think there is a cents symbol on the iOS devices, sorry.
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by chasm » August 14th, 2010, 7:37 pm

To theHalo: I don't have a cents symbol on my iPhone using the hold-dollar sign trick. I'm on 3.13.
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by Turboladdade » August 14th, 2010, 8:20 pm

If you hold the dollar sign down it's the first option. It will be preselected and blue.
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by chasm » August 15th, 2010, 2:44 am

Turbo: I swear it isn't. Honest.
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Re: No cents symbol!!!

Post by PaulPalmer » August 15th, 2010, 3:49 am

It isn't, good job I'm in the UK :)
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