- CrackBerry Newbie
- 8 Posts
Is There anyway to Type Cent Symbol
This may be a stupid question but i have had a blackberry for quite sometime and i haven't been able to figure out if there is a way to type the cent symbol i can seem to find every other thing but just not that I've searched on google and all and haven't been able to find anything all help will be appreciated thanks in advanced
- 11-11-08, 11:57 AM #2
I dontknow if its the correct cent symbol, but I use.. when in a text or whatever, hit the sym key, then the symbol on mine is the one that corresponds with X.. the C with two lines on it, it may or may not be correct, but it works for me LOL and my recipients can figure it out LOL
- 11-12-08, 10:42 AM #7
That works for e-mail messages, but not for SMS messages. If you try to copy/paste the cent symbol into a text message, it just shows up as a question mark. It does work if you're composing an e-mail though.
Also here's a GREAT site with characters. All you have to do is click one, and it will be copied to the clipboard. I pasted several into an e-mail message and e-mailed it to myself so I would have those characters on my BB. Some of them did not show up, but many of them did (including the cent symbol). Check it out!
⌘C ⌘V Character
(Not affiliated, just keep it open in a FF tab, and use it!)
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-12-08, 12:09 PM #9
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- a small pointed piece of wire with a head used especially for fastening cloth
I cut & pasted the character set from Newsome to an Email to myself, then copied it to a memo. Alas, you can't use the cent symbol in an SMS. (It's a shame, too; it's quicker to type 69 than to type $0.69, and takes up fewer precious characters on an SMS.)
- 11-12-08, 01:38 PM #11
Pete, last night when I read this thread that was the first thing
I tried and remarkably it isn't one of the extra characters. I tried
every other key also and it is nowhere to be found.
- 11-14-08, 11:46 AM #12
This is nuts. I have Googled and been all over the BlackBerry support site, to the Owners lounge and to the RIM support forum. There is no mention of how to enter a symbol. I referred to it as a sign, a symbol and a character. I used the word cent and the symbol itself. Nuttin', nada, zilch.
There HAS to be a way to do this.
- 11-14-08, 11:55 AM #14
Turns out that there is a simple work around that has been more or less posted here. What I did was:
- Open a Word document and inserted the symbol. In Word, Insert, Symbol. Now I have the symbol.
- Copy/Paste this to a an Outlook Note and synced to the phone (you could also emal it. Now the symbol is on your phone.
- On the phone, open the Note and Copy the symbol.
- Open up Autotext (Options, Autotext), press Menu, New. Replace: ct With: (Paste), Save.
- Typing anywhere on the BlackBerry has access to Autotext so typing ct+space will enter the sign.
Not a fix but a permanent work around.
Last edited by Pete6; 11-14-08 at 11:58 AM.
- 11-14-08, 01:16 PM #17
Last edited by benzworm; 11-14-08 at 01:17 PM. Reason: sometimes i am wayy to cute for my own good!