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Ashish Ramteke
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Please avoid coloured text, which some people find difficult to read; I have turned all your text back to black.

Ok..

(I learnt how you used & a p o s ; (with no spaces) in your last reply for putting the apostrophe mark.. I didn't know that! May I ask from where or what programming language does this usage comes from? And, how it is applicable here...? Or is this editor programmed to recognize it...? I searched and found that maybe it is from C/C++.. Just putting the ' mark from keyboard also works..) (Maybe I put a lot of questions in this post.. )
 
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If you look here, or any of the hundreds of other similar lists on the Net, you find that ' is a standard HTML tag for the 0x2019 character, which is ’ rather than ' You have to look very closely to see the difference.

You should be able to print any character by finding its Unicode value and feeding ሴ or whatever (by the way: ሴ looks like this: ሴ). You can find about ¹ and other superscripts here.
 
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That's very nice!!! I checked the Unicode website you told, & after some exploration there, found out that it is a very nice website!! It has many symbols and symbols from different languages too!

Also, there were 'chess' pieces symbols.. from which I learnt that actually, Chess has only six different styled pieces in it.. (if different colours are not considered..)!!

Your post is really a helpful post!

Then, I searched for ', because in your reply where you used ', I found that it was maybe quite same to the keyboard ' (single quote) symbol, whereas, the ’ gives ’. Then, I found some symbols codes for some symbols, like, ' and also found that, in such entities (where there are two numbers after &#, even if I did not give a ending semicolon here, it works.. for e.g., if I write only &#39, it works.., in this editor at least..)

There is this article too, but I haven't read it fully...

Thank you very much for your informational reply!
And, what a transition of forums the first post had.. from Beginning Java to the Ranch Office!
Good day!
 
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You're welcome
 
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