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 Post subject: µ Symbol in Value Field
PostPosted: 30 Dec 2010, 01:55 
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How do you put the "µ" symbol (as in µF) in the value field of a compnent (for the top of board silkscreen)? I saw it in one of the tutorials, however, everything I've tried doesn't work. All I get is an unknown character block on the schematic.


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 Post subject: Re: µ Symbol in Value Field
PostPosted: 30 Dec 2010, 07:22 
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I use "uF" in the value field. It is OK for me.


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 Post subject: Re: µ Symbol in Value Field
PostPosted: 30 Dec 2010, 15:52 
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I also use uF. However you can Copy 'µ" from this web page or elsewhere, and paste it into the Value field if you care.

If you are using a keyboard with a numeric keypad, you can hold down the Alt key as you push the 230 keys on the numeric keyboard. Then let up on Alt.


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 Post subject: Re: µ Symbol in Value Field
PostPosted: 30 Dec 2010, 19:20 
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Well, neither of those methods work (copying and pasting or Alt+230). Actually I was using Alt+0181, which seems to produce the same "µ" symbol on this web page. All of these methods show up properly in the "Value" input field for the component, but when you look at the schematic itself, you just get an empty rectangular place keeper (□).

I can live with just using the lower case "u". It's just that with me being an anal retentive geek, it just wasn't totally correct.

I'd also like to be able to use the "Ω" sign, but I guess it's just not in the cards.


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