Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Insert Special Characters like heart and music symbol in chat and facebook

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To obtain an ALT Character:
  1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
  2. Depress the Alt key.
  3. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
  4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.
  5. On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence. The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.

It is very simple to add the various special characters like these into status updates on orkut or facebook and also to chat messages and stuff.

Just press the [Alt] key on your keyboard and tap out the number sequence, then release the "Alt" key. The special character would come up in the place where the text cursor was.

Shapes and Shading

CharacterName of CharacterAlt CodeCharacter CodeName CodeNumber CodeShortcut KeyAccent Code
Upper half blockAlt + 223
Alt + 9600
Lower half blockAlt + 220
Alt + 9604
Full blockAlt + 219
Alt + 9608
Left half blockAlt + 221
Alt + 9612
Right half blockAlt + 222
Alt + 9616
Light shadeAlt + 176
Alt + 9617
Medium shadeAlt + 177
Alt + 9618
Dark shadeAlt + 178
Alt + 9619
Black squareAlt + 254
Alt + 9632
White squareAlt + 963325A1
Black small squareAlt + 964225AA
White small squareAlt + 964325AB
Black rectangleAlt + 22
Alt + 9644
Black up-pointing triangleAlt + 30
Alt + 9650
Black right-pointing pointerAlt + 16
Alt + 9658
Black down-pointing triangleAlt + 31
Alt + 9660
Black left-pointing pointerAlt + 17
Alt + 9668
LozengeAlt + 967425CA
White circleAlt + 9
Alt + 9675
Black circleAlt + 967925CF
Inverse bulletAlt + 8
Alt + 9688
Inverse white circleAlt + 10
Alt + 9689
White bulletAlt + 970225E6


CharacterName of CharacterAlt CodeCharacter CodeName CodeNumber CodeShortcut KeyAccent Code
White smiling faceAlt + 1
Alt + 9786
Black smiling faceAlt + 2
Alt + 214
Alt + 9787
White sun with raysAlt + 15
Alt + 9788
Female signAlt + 12
Alt + 9792
Male signAlt + 11
Alt + 9794
Spade suitAlt + 6
Alt + 9824
Club suitAlt + 5
Alt + 9827
Heart suitAlt + 3
Alt + 9829
Diamond suitAlt + 4
Alt + 9830
Eighth noteAlt + 13
Alt + 9834
Beamed eighth notesAlt + 14
Alt + 9835

Monday, August 30, 2010

How to add my Orkut friends to Facebook - bonus fb emoticons

Orkut was THE popular social-network in India till a few weeks back. Everybody in school and college had to have an orkut profile to be cool till a year back.

Now that status has been taken over by facebook. And rightly so, because facebook, though riddled with privacy problems, is much more entertaining than orkut. This is not only because of the hugely popular and infamous games like Mafia Wars, Farmville, Fishville, Youville, Cafe World, and other Zynga creations, but also by the status updates and the comments and like and pokes and all sorts of TMI (Too Much Information) being highly entertaining by itself.

Earlier, it was very easy to add your orkut freinds to facebook, but just choosing the import orkut friends feature on facebbok, or the CSV file list of freinds downloaded from Orkut.

But Google knowingly or unknowingly(yeah, right) blocked this feature.

So right now, here is how you can import your orkut friends to facebook.

Connect Orkut with Facebook

Step 1: Drag the Facebook bookmarklet ( <-- this link) on to the favorites/bookmarks bar of your browser.

Step 2: Login to your Orkut account and click the bookmarklet button. OR you can click here.

Then Facebook Friend Finder tool will start scanning your Orkut contacts list and it will show you a subset who are also on Facebook. Then Click “Add Friends”. All it is done.

Also, you can use this same friend finder bookmarklet for connecting Rediff contacts.

As a bonus :

Here is the list of all Facebook Emoticons and their shortcuts:

smilesmile:-) :) :] =)
tonguetongue:-P :P :-p :p =P
winkwink;-) ;)
gringrin:-D :D =D
curly lipscurly lips:3
kisskiss:-* :*
grumpygrumpy>:( >:-(
glassesglasses8-) 8) B-) B)
sunglassessunglasses8-| 8| B-| B|
upsetupset>:O >:-O >:o >:-o
confusedconfusedo.O O.o
gaspgasp:-O :O :-o :o
devildevil3:) 3:-)
unsureunsure:/ :-/ :\ :-\
frownfrown:-( :( :[ =(
PutnamChris Putnam:putnam:
angelangelO:) O:-)
penguin facebook emoticonpenguin<(“)

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