It is often possible to force an IBM-PC compatible computer to produce
these and other symbols by learning the ASCII code for the particular
character. For instance, the greek mu is ASCII 230, or some such.
In any case, try holding down the ALT key while pressing a three-digit
combination on the numeric keypad (it doesn't work on the main keyboard
numbers). I know the male and female symbols are within the US ASCII
character set, and an older DOS manual should include a chart of the
characters. Alternatively, just press away from 000 to 255 until you get
the one you want!
dkim at nmsu.edu
Hierophis <hierophis at hotmail.com> wrote:
: How may I help you if your e-mail address is wrong?
: I wrote you but my e-mail message bounced back
: On Mon, 23 Mar 1998 17:12:20 +0100, Rafa <RMaldonado at ua.es> wrote:
: >I am looking for a font (W95 or Mac) which can allow me to type the Mars
: >and Venus symbols, those used to name the male and female sexes. I guess
: >some dingbat or weird font must be available with those symbols. Could
: >you tell me where I can find it?
: >Rafael Maldonado RMaldona at ua.es