Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, non-huntery, and hopefully of some use. I’m helping to run a guild and as such I find myself needing to interact with more people, which includes offering up invitations to join our ranks.
Well it seems that over the years a lot of your favorite names have been taken up. Rather than abandon them many of you have chosen to replace the standard As, Bs, and Cs with all sort of crazy characters that can’t be found on a standard keyboard.
It was almost 1AM and I had a mage looking for a guild invitation. Their name started with a Ç, and I didn’t have a /tell or anything from which I could copy and past their name. Nope I was going to have to type this one in. I knew the how, but not the what for making this happen. After a few minutes of searching the internet I was able to find what I was looking for and extend the guild invitation. Crisis averted, sleep obtained.
You see all of these special characters have codes that can easily be typed while holding down Alt key. For example to type Ä, I would simply press Alt+142. Simple, but annoying. All you need is a list of characters and codes which can be found in a handy dandy source such as http://www.asciitable.com/.
Here’s a screenie taken from that site that lists some of basic ones.