Keyboard Strokes for micro symbol?

Subject: Keyboard Strokes for micro symbol?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 14:21:43 -0500


Lone_Consultant Writer wondered: <<O/S - Windows XP, Frame 7... Does anyone out there know the keyboard short cut (key strokes) for the micro symbol in Frame 7?>>

Keyboard shortcuts are the same for all programs running under a given operating system unless the programmers unwisely hijacked this very important compatibility function. Check out the Character Map utility that ships with all versions of Windows, and you'll be able to browse (by font) all the regular and special characters. That utility also lists the system-wide keyboard shortcuts for these characters: select the character and the shortcut appears at the bottom of the program window.

I'm not running Windows, but my ANSI cheat sheet tells me that to get mu (micro), you switch to the Symbol font and type Alt-0109 (hold down the Alt key and type these numbers on the numeric keypad). If that works, let techwr-l know so that others can benefit from your question. If not, please provide the correct shortcut (ditto).

On the Mac, simply type Option-m and you'll get the mu in most fonts except Symbol, where you need only type lower-case m. (This may also work in Windows. Again, haven't tried this.) Apple also has the Character Palette utility (OS X) or Keycaps (older operating systems) that do the same as the Windows character map.

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