ALT+8253 fails on Windows 7::Interrobang


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ALT+8253 fails on Windows 7 In Windows 7, pressing the said combination gets (me) nothing else but the equals sign "=". Is the proper combination known? -- (talk) 17:10, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm getting the same on Windows XP. (talk) 13:36, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
I don't think the ALT+numbers key combinations are Unicode-based anyway -- more likely some obscure Microsoft codepage that depends on system locale. What works is the standard Unicode hex input method: hold ALT pressed and type +203D (that "+" is the plus sign on the numeric keypad). This doesn't work in many programs though, because (ALT +) or (ALT D) are often shortcuts for something else. What I do is hit (Win R) to open an execute prompt, type the Unicode combination there and copypaste the character into the program where I need it.-- (talk) 17:46, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
This input method says the Alt-method requires hexadecimal value, not decimal (that is, the U+-value).
825310 (the decimal value of Interrobang) is read by Windows as 825316, and produces (a CJK unified ideograph, possibly not available in your Windows font).
So to produce the Interrobang, this would need Unknown extension tag "syntaxhighlight". Does that work?
If I am right, we should change the text.
The resulting "="-sign might have to do with "=" is hex "D3", so Windows might have trouble with the starting "20" in "20D3". Would be a Windows-bug we cannot solve here. -DePiep (talk) 18:13, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Wait, I went into the Windows Horror House, and (in Office Word 2010 atop XP) Alt+8253 produced interrobang correctly. What is going on? -DePiep (talk) 18:21, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
You could get entirely different results, between another program in Windows, and Office running in Windows. 20D3 doesn't work in Windows 7 (outside of Office) - it produces a heart shape. In Word, it produces an odd looking hollow-T shape, that I will attempt to paste; ╦.
8253 does just gets you the equals sign, regardless of the plus sign - I don't think think the plus sign is recognized as part of the code, because it doesn't change the results of the heart shaped alt code. The only place I can find the interrobang, in the base of Windows 7, is in the Character Map - under Wingdings 2, character codes 0x5D, 0x5E, 0x5F and 0x60 are all interrobangs with slight differences to the curves and thickness of the lines. There no longer appears to be a shortcut method to accessing any of those items, on the character map. (talk) 09:45, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm getting same on Windows 8! And same happens with lot of others! Like alt264x! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:38, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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Intro   Image    vBulletin    Universality   Interbang   Unicode entity for gnaborretni    gnaborretni redirects here    How common is this&#8253;    Real-world examples    Grammar!    Example sentences    Etymology    Quesclamation mark    !? or ?!    Fonts    Some thoughts about the article   [[Talk:Interrobang?section=_At_least_one_reader_opposes_merger_of_Martin_K._Speckter_here._| At least one reader opposes merger of Martin K. Speckter here. ]]   Typing    Image    GA Review Completed    Non-standard?    Popular Culture   [[Talk:Interrobang?section=Cuil</a>_Theory|Cuil</a> Theory]]   Is there an Alt+ code for this?    ALT+8253 fails on Windows 7    Not invented in 1962    Proper terms: superimposition or perhaps Ligature?   

ALT+8253 fails on Windows 7