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Special letters
« on: January 21, 2010, 10:16:26 AM »
Hello,

I have a question, I have noticed that several names and several foregin words use characters that are beyond the basic latin alphabet. French characters and romanian characters. if one is not sure what a special character is it is this which is slightly diffrent from a basic A. Now I am not sure how to do this in NWN. I tried to copy and paste it but it seems to not copy the special character properly yet I have seen them used in game, so any idea how this could be able to be done IG?

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Re: Special letters
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 10:57:57 AM »
NWN recognizes Alt codes.  (I'm sure there's a more technical term, but I have no idea what it is.)  For a PC running Windows, you hold down Alt and then type a four digit number on the keypad (not on the number row on the keyboard).  The A with the circumflex that you typed is Alt + 0194 (lowercase is Alt + 0226).  The Character Map application will help you find it.

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Re: Special letters
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 01:10:37 PM »
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Re: Special letters
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 11:45:58 AM »
Isn't that called Ascii codes?
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Re: Special letters
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 03:10:45 PM »
open run (windows buttom + R) then type "charmap"

This will open a window, swap the font for Arial and click in any letter you want, then note that code down in a text editor, after you've got all the letters you want, control + C all the text then control + V on the character Journal.

Note: Not all letters and symbols have alt + "X" codes.

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Re: Special letters
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010, 10:42:17 PM »
Isn't that called Ascii codes?
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