D70 "Comments area" question

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Douglas Tourtelot, May 12, 2005.

  1. Does anyone know how to get the copyright symbol (the circled "cee") to come
    up using Nikon Capture 4 Camera Control?

    D.
     
    Douglas Tourtelot, May 12, 2005
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  2. Douglas Tourtelot

    Owamanga Guest

    Hold down the alt-key and type 0169 using the numerical keypad, then
    let go of the alt-key. Any windows app that can understand the ANSI
    character set will register that symbol.

    Others you may find useful:

    0188 1/4
    0189 1/2
    0190 3/4
    0174 (R)
    0153 TM

    What I can't work out, is how to get the (C) into the D70's comment on
    the camera itself.
     
    Owamanga, May 12, 2005
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  3. Sorry. That's my issue as well. It won't accept the character from the map.

    Thanks.

    D.
     
    Douglas Tourtelot, May 12, 2005
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  4. Douglas Tourtelot

    Sean Guest

    Did you try cut and paste?
     
    Sean, May 12, 2005
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  5. I just use (c), but, unfortunately, that uses 3 characters rather than
    one.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, May 12, 2005
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  6. Douglas Tourtelot

    DoN. Nichols Guest

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    The problem is probably that the camera is designed to work only
    with standard 7-bit ASCII (where the 8th bit is possibly used as a
    parity check, but as nothing else). This means that character code
    values from 0 through 127 are possible (with 0-31 being control
    characters which don't print, but instead move *where* the next print is
    to occur, other arcane things). Also -- 127 (0x7F, if you prefer hex)
    is the "RUBOUT" character -- used to delete things on punched tape,
    where actual physical deletion of the character was impractical.

    The copyright symbol you want is well above that point, as
    indicated by the suggested ALT code to generate it (169).

    So -- it is likely that the camera itself *cannot* display the
    copyright symbol (that would require double the size of the font ROM in
    the camera),

    *And* -- there is no *single* extension to the ASCII character
    set beyond the 7-bit characters, but rather quite a few of them, often
    varying even within a system, depending on what font set is selected,
    and quite certainly varying between differing systems. As an example, I
    use Sun Workstations, and with my chosen characterset (ISO-8859-15), the
    characters which are where the control characters would be, except with
    the parity bit set, are not displayable on my screens -- but I see them
    frequently used in documents from Windows systems.

    And for those which *do* print -- I sometimes see different
    characters than the original poster intended, as what I see is quite
    inappropriate where I see it.

    So -- the basic guideline is *don't* depend on extended ASCII
    characters being the same on anything other than *your* machine, with
    your currently selected characterset. If you want to communicate with
    others, stick to 7-bit ASCII.

    What I used in my D70 is the plain ASCII "(C)" (a common
    substitute for the copyright symbol), whose only disadvantage is that it
    takes up three (instead of only one) of the rather few character spaces
    in the annotation space in the D70.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, May 12, 2005
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  7. Thanks all, (c) it is!

    D.


     
    Douglas Tourtelot, May 12, 2005
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