possible to make special characters w laptop?

100 Troll Warrior
6195
hey everyone, i have a very specific name i want to use for a character but unfortunately it was taken... i would like to just insert a special character so i can use it but i dont know if i can, with just 1-9 numbers and no num-lock button on my laptop. any help or alternatives?
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85 Human Paladin
7370
Nope
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100 Troll Warrior
6195
i tried before and no ctrl c + ctrl v didnt work in naming.. and im not familiar with character map bubba, whats that?
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85 Draenei Shaman
3555
If you have Windows 7, hit the Windows button, click the search bar, type "Character Map".

If you don't have Windows 7, it *might* be under Accessories, but I've not used any other OS for some time now.

You can download a Character map from cnet.com, just Google Character Map Download.
Edited by Koralyn on 3/14/2011 1:07 PM PDT
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
7280
Stop trying to use a cloned name of someone else's character?
Think of a more original name?
¢ = cent, not "c"
£ = pound, not "L"
¥ = yen, not "Y"
Ñ = en-yay, not "N"
º = degree, not "o"
ß = beta or Ss (sharp s), not "B"

and so on...


Most of those are unusable in names, as they're symbols and not alternate letters.

Nice try, though.
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85 Draenei Shaman
3555
Stop trying to use a cloned name of someone else's character?
Think of a more original name?
¢ = cent, not "c"
£ = pound, not "L"
¥ = yen, not "Y"
Ñ = en-yay, not "N"
º = degree, not "o"
ß = beta or Ss (sharp s), not "B"

and so on...


Of the symbols you listed, only ß is usable in names. Å, Ç, Ð, Ø, æ, ë, é, î, ï, Ö, among others, will work, however.

On second thought, Ñ might work. But I'm fairly certain it didn't last time I tried.
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100 Human Paladin
14810
I thought the symbols were against the naming rules.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
5755
03/14/2011 12:47 PMPosted by Rohkalan
hey everyone, i have a very specific name i want to use for a character but unfortunately it was taken... i would like to just insert a special character so i can use it but i dont know if i can, with just 1-9 numbers and no num-lock button on my laptop. any help or alternatives?


Are you sure you don't have a way of turning some of your letter keys into a number pad? My laptop does.
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85 Tauren Warrior
5155
"I thought the symbols were against the naming rules."

Below is the list of naming violations. I couldn't find anything about special characters.

* Racial/Ethnic/National
* Extreme Sexuality/Violence
* Sexual Orientation
* Obscene/Vulgar
* Harassing or Defamatory
* Blizzard Employees
* Inappropriate
* Advertising
* Trademarks
* Pure Gibberish
* Contain "Leet" or "Dudespeak"
* Titles (Does not apply to Guild, Arena Team or Pet Names)
* Real World References
* Partial or Complete Sentences (Does not apply to Guild or Arena Team Names)
Edited by Kélvin on 3/14/2011 1:24 PM PDT
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100 Night Elf Druid
8570
Character map in Windows. Or alt codes: hold alt and type in the number code corresponding to a symbol you want to place. For example: alt 0251 = û
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100 Blood Elf Hunter
17295
I think the problem he's running into is that in order to use the alt+number sequence, you have to use the 10 key pad. I've never had a laptop that didn't have a function key of some type that changed a section of the keyboard into a number pad though.

You're positive there are no letters that have a tiny number on the key as well? For instance, 1 2 3 is J K L on my laptop, but I have to hold the function key down to use them.
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85 Tauren Paladin
0
For certain laptops, if you look on the keyboard you'll see a number pad, and the numbers being a different color.

In most cases, pressing and holding 'Fn' key activates this in congruence with ALT.

So, your keystroke would look like: Fn + Alt + 130 = é
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90 Human Death Knight
9205
03/14/2011 1:11 PMPosted by Kezmaefele
I thought the symbols were against the naming rules.


Used to be, now its okay.

They dont delete old characters, older servers are full of dead names no one can claim. This was a solution (though it drives me nuts).
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