Appendix A. ASCII Codes and Key Codes

Table A-1 shows the most common non-standardized characters you’ll need. Table A-2 shows ASCII values only up to 127; above 127 the characters differ drastically by font and platform. Use the Macintosh Key Caps desk accessory or the Windows Character Map utility (under the Windows 95 Start menu under ProgramsAccessories) to view various characters in different fonts. Refer to the font and character-mapping capability of FONTMAP.TXT covered in Chapter 12, Text and Fields, in Director in a Nutshell, or print out your own ASCII table as shown in Example A-1.

Table A-1. Nonstandardized ASCII Codes






Copyright (©)

Option-g or numToChar(169)

Alt+0-1-6-9 or numToChar(169)

© or ©

Registered (®)

Option-r or numToChar(168)

Alt+0-1-7-4 or numToChar(174)

® or ®

Trademark (™)

Option-2 or numToChar(170)

Alt+0-1-5-3 or numToChar(153)


Checkmark (✓)[d]

Option-v or numToChar(195)

Alt+0-1-9-5 or numToChar(195)


Menu action (Å)[e]

Option-x or numToChar(197)

Alt+0-1-9-7 or numToChar(197)


[a] 1 On the Macintosh you can create extended characters using the Option key.

[b] 2 Under Windows. you can create ASCII characters by holding down the Alt key while typing in their ASCII code on the numeric keypad with Num Lock on (that is, Alt+6-5 will create a capital “A”).

[c] 3 The HTML codes are unrelated to Director or Shockwave, and they may not be supported ...

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