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How do I make keyboard symbols with no num lock key?

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    How do I make keyboard symbols with no num lock key?


    Hello!
    I want to make keyboard symbols, specifically the Spanish inverted exclamation point and other special characters. Everything I have found online says I need to make sure that num lock is on and then use the proper ALT function. However, I am on a laptop with no number pad and no num lock key. I can't figure out how to make these special characters.

    Thank you!

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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I don't have a laptop handy but I think you should have one on it ,using the FN key and one of the top row of key that has num lock\or symbol that looks like a number pad , .I just found a laptop keyboard in my box of parts ,and the symbol is on the f11 key on it


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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    In addition to the info provided by caperjack,
    I found this:

    Alt Code symbols on Laptop keyboard - fsymbols

    Hope it helps.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can get a USB Keypad, or Blue-Tooth Keypad for the number pad.
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