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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 14:19   #1
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male & Female Signs

How do you get the male & female signs up on the keyboard?

You know the ones they use for birds etc. Not the rude ones!

Many thanks

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 14:37   #2
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Very difficult. They're not on the normal keyboard character set, you need a special character font set. And I don't know if BirdForum will support fonts other than the few listed in the 'post reply' link

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 15:22   #3
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I need them to write a paper on Dragonflies for a publication.
I don't need them for use on birdforum. Where does one get keyboard fonts from?

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 15:32   #4
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I would like to see these fonts myself.
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 16:06   #5
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Hi Colin,

You need a font called 'Times New Roman Special'

If you're writing for publication, you'll also need to make sure that the publisher has the font too, or it won't be printed.

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 16:09   #6
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Any idea where we can get this one? I will check my wordprocessor to see if I have it.
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 16:11   #7
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Got two of these, Times New Roman Special G1 & G2. How do you go about obtaining the male and female characters?
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 16:31   #8
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Found them! (after a bit of searching

In Word, set the font to Times New Roman Special G2

For male, shift+x (i.e., X)
For female, shift+c (i.e., C)

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 16:32   #9
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In Word on my pc if I type 2641 and then press Alt+X (Alt key and X simultaneously) I get the female symbol;if I type 2642 and then press Alt+X (Alt key and X simultaneously) I get the male symbol. Alternatively choose Insert, Symbol from the menu and Choose Miscellaneous Dingbats from the subset menu you can select them on screen.

Unfortunately if you put these into a web page it doesn't work - it comes out thus: ♁. Not very useful.
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 16:42   #10
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I cannot access any of these. Is there way to down load these fonts?
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 17:03   #11
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Hi Colin,

PM me with your e-mail addy and I can perhaps send the font as an e-mail attachment

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 19:56   #12
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Thanks Michael, I managed to get those symbols the way you said.
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2003, 21:39   #13
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Colin, do you know anyone with Corel, Word Perfect 8? These iconic symbols are listed under the insert >tool>iconic symbols.
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Old Monday 18th August 2003, 08:14   #14
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Try using the "Character map" program with Arial as a font
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Old Monday 18th August 2003, 08:15   #15
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Didn't work here though
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I've got loads of fonts/characters on my Office programme -- the vast majority of which are totally useless -- how often do you need an aeroplane or a loaf of bread?. There's one called "Bookshelf Symbols 3" which includes the male and female symbols but they come out as E and G when I copy and paste them.
I suppose you could use some code and ask your publisher to replace it. such as <male> and <female>.
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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 09:19   #17
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What is wrong with just putting (m) or (f) for the sexes? More people understand that, than the symbols used by the Upper Class writers.
I may know them but there are an awful lot of people who have to ask "what does that mean", as literacy is going down the pan anyway!! Nina.
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Surrybirder - Those little aeroplanes etc are collectively known as 'cabbages'.

But personally I'm appalled at the idea of using Word for writing a technical document. I'd only ever consider using emacs and latex for such a task.
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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 11:54   #19
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Windows users, if you ever want to find that character that is not on your keyboard. On your start menu click 'run' and type 'charmap' (without the quotes). Most of you will have this program installed by default (Win95 users might have to install it from their OS CDROM)

It will allow you to browse all of your installed fonts and copy any character into your documents. It will also give you the ALT code (if available) to type in directly (See Robinm's message) and a description of the symbol.
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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 13:20   #20
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You can download a gender font from here:

http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/fonts/index.html

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Quote:
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Windows users, if you ever want to find that character that is not on your keyboard. On your start menu click 'run' and type 'charmap' (without the quotes). Most of you will have this program installed by default (Win95 users might have to install it from their OS CDROM)

It will allow you to browse all of your installed fonts and copy any character into your documents. It will also give you the ALT code (if available) to type in directly (See Robinm's message) and a description of the symbol.
But it's only any use if the person you are sending the document to has the same font. I have the m and f signs in my Word programme but I couldn't paste them on to this board -- as I said previously it just became an "F"
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But Colin's said he only needs them for a paper he's writing, not for the web or for sending electronically, so the charmap system described by EsmondB or the link provided by saluki should be OK.

Thanks to both of you for your information - very useful.
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"But it's only any use if the person you are sending the document to has the same font."

Mail the font with the file. I do it all the time when I need artwork converting to film. Technically, it's illegal with some fonts (good fonts cost a fortune) but the freeby on the site I supplied should be okay.

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. . . or make a .pdf file in Word - that will embed the fonts in the document.

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thanks folks I have got it now.

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