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Subject: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: nautico-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 09 Oct 2006 06:49 PDT
Expires: 11 Oct 2006 08:51 PDT
Question ID: 771939
I seek an ASCII character set that includes an "i" with a star atop
instead of a dot. Have tried to achieve such an effect by downloading
a star .jpg, then attempting to superimpose the star over the dot of
the "i," but, of course, this doesn't work, because the graphic
obliterates the rest of the word of which the "i" is a part.

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 09 Oct 2006 08:38 PDT
Dear nautico-ga,

I hope this works! Is this what you are after?

?

As far as I can see, there is no ASCII for this, but you can create
your own providing you have XP. These two pages have the instructions.
It took me about ten minutes and I have never tried this before.
http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/privchar.htm
http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/charset.htm

You may even be able to cut and paste the above into your page. The
only trouble is, that it is quite wide and pushes the next letter
away.

See what you think. 

answerfinder-ga

Clarification of Question by nautico-ga on 09 Oct 2006 08:48 PDT
Answerfinder,

Must admit I'm having trouble interpreting the instructions you
provided. Exactly what is it that you suggest I try to cut and paste?

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 09 Oct 2006 08:50 PDT
Yes, you can cut and paste it. You can also increase its font size in
a Word document.

Clarification of Question by nautico-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:04 PDT
Cut and paste WHAT?

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:17 PDT
nautico-ga,
We've crossed messages. It seems that what I have created does not
appear for you. In that case, follow the instructions on the two links
provided and design your own. Once you've created your symbol and
placed into a document, I do not know whether that will show when the
document is transfered to another computer, this is why I placed this
as a clarification.

answerfinder-ga

Clarification of Question by nautico-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:38 PDT
Design my own character? Do you mean draw it free-hand?

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:39 PDT
Nautico,
I'v tested it and it does not transfer to another computer. So it is
only good on your computer or a printed document. Should you wish to
design one with the Private Character Editor, this is the one I
designed. It may assist you.
http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imageau6.jpg

Clarification of Question by nautico-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:46 PDT
Ahhh, now I see what you mean. No, that free-hand character you
created is just too crude for my purposes, but thanks for trying! I
have posted a query in the MS Publisher newsgroup. Perhaps someone
there will have a solution.

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:53 PDT
OK. Good luck.
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Comments  
Subject: Re: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
From: elids-ga on 09 Oct 2006 08:52 PDT
 
Not everybody will see what answerfinder is talking about, I for
instance only see a question mark.

have you tried the character map? on xp go to
programs/accesories/system tools/character map you'll run into a buch
of these
????
Subject: Re: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
From: nautico-ga on 09 Oct 2006 09:08 PDT
 
The Win XP character map does not include the character I seek (an "i"
with a star on top instead of a dot).
Subject: Re: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
From: answerfinder-ga on 09 Oct 2006 10:23 PDT
 
For completeness, this what it looks like on a document.
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/5074/image2li1.jpg
Subject: Re: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
From: czh-ga on 09 Oct 2006 13:41 PDT
 
This might help with finding the vocabulary for what you're looking for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_(glyph)
Subject: Re: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
From: nautico-ga on 09 Oct 2006 13:48 PDT
 
CZH,

The "vocabulary"? Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by that.
Subject: Re: Looking for an "i" with a star atop instead of a dot
From: nectar666-ga on 09 Oct 2006 16:11 PDT
 
Take a look at Stary Night on this page:
http://www.webpagepublicity.com/free-fonts-s9.html#Free%20Fonts

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