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Does anyone know of an alternative to the built-in Character Map app in Windows?

I have difficulty finding special characters when scrolling through the displays. I would really like to have a quasi-AI version that would allow me to type in a search argument which the AI would interpret a la google searches and return a suggested set of characters.

Anyone know of such an animal?

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The Character Map accessory does have a limited search function:

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You'll find some alternatives at Alternatives to Character Map
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Thank you, Hans.

I had not noticed the check box for advanced view. Even with it, I can't find 'inverted exclamation point' .

My Character Map Accessory doesn't look like yours. What are you using? I'm on Win 10 Pro.
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You also need to remember that each font may, can and will have different characters!
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HansV wrote:
30 Sep 2020, 20:53
The Character Map accessory does have a limited search function:
No wildcard search (that I can see), but it does sport a cumulative Copy!
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BobH wrote:
30 Sep 2020, 22:50
Even with it, I can't find 'inverted exclamation point' .
Type inverted exclamation and press Enter. The official name is inverted exclamation mark

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HansV wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 07:05
The official name is inverted exclamation mark
Yay! For once the Noble and British origin of the English language prevails!
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John Gray wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 08:09
Yay! For once the Noble and British origin of the English language prevails!
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Thank you, Hans!

We colonials must have lost touch with the Mother Tongue. I have always heard the exclamation character called a 'point' and the question character a 'mark.'

The sentence above raises the question of the usage of the first person plural pronoun, 'we,' as an adjective. Is this correct or incorrect usage?

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English is not my mother tongue, but it appears to me that "we" is the subject of the sentence, not an adjective...
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HansV wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 19:18
English is not my mother tongue, but it appears to me that "we" is the subject of the sentence, not an adjective...
I am going to have to think about this.
In the sense that we might ask "Which colonials are we talking about", where the answer is "the two of us", then "we" would function as an adjective.
On the other hand if we remove the word "colonials", then yes, "we" appears to be the subject of the sentence.
English is famous/notorious for its gerunds, where a verb is transformed into a noun by adding "ing", and verbs can act as nouns can act as adjectives.

We need a new smiley - :hornets nest:
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BobH wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 17:35
We colonials must have lost touch with the Mother Tongue. I have always heard the exclamation character called a 'point' and the question character a 'mark.'
When I worked for ICL(UK) in Adelaide, the vewy-bwitish managers called "!" a shriek.
And "#" was a hash, or a pound; I forget which.
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Verbing weirds language...

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 21:13
When I worked for ICL(UK) in Adelaide, the vewy-bwitish managers called "!" a shriek.
And "#" was a hash, or a pound; I forget which.
That sounds like US English to me, not British English

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StuartR wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 21:36
That sounds like US English to me, not British English
Could be, Stuart, could be.
We were, after all, a polyglot mob assembled from all sorts of foreign countries, including New Zealand. :grin:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 21:13
When I worked for ICL(UK) in Adelaide, the vewy-bwitish managers called "!" a shriek.
The "!" character is also commonly called a "bang". My favorite use of that term is in "An ASCII Poem".

Also, the character "‽" (U+203D in Arial Unicode) is an interrobang.

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Jay Freedman wrote:
03 Oct 2020, 04:06
The "!" character is also commonly called a "bang". My favorite use of that term is in "An ASCII Poem". Also, the character "‽" (U+203D in Arial Unicode) is an interrobang.
Thanks Jay <bang>
Both "bang" and "interrobang" come back to my mind now that you mention them.

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 21:13
When I worked for ICL(UK) in Adelaide, the vewy-bwitish managers called "!" a shriek.
And "#" was a hash, or a pound; I forget which.
I think your Rhotacismic Manager was probably referring to a shrike...

The sole and only positive thing about Twitter is that is has fixed the meaning of the # character to be 'hash[tag]'. In the UK this symbol was also called 'number sign', 'musical sharp', 'gate' and, by the very esoteric, 'octothorpe'. This hash-tag usage seems to have relegated the North-American 'pound sign' to history.
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