Division symbol


  • How to get a division symbol other than /  :   the double dot with a horizontal line between them?

    Thursday, August 23, 2007 4:54 AM


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  • Type Alt+0247 for


    Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:31 AM
  • By the way, you have to hold alt the entire time and you must you the 10 key pad not the numbers across the top of the keyboard.

    Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:32 AM
  • Hi,


    I found it in unicode table here.>>



    Character 00F7


    Alt 0247 works well as suggested earlier by user

    Andrew De Vaughn. ( Thanks Andrew ).


    By the way Andrew, which Unicode set is it from?

    How did you find it so quickly?  >>>>


     You could cut and paste it from here:->>





    Maybe you also could draw it on a very small picture and put the picture in a small pictureBox on top of your button?


    Sorry that is the best idea that I can come up with.


    See the rest of the tables here.>>



    and the ascii character set here.>>









    Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:35 AM
  • Hello Andrew.

    Thanks a lot. I am surprised that this worked because when I looked at the "Character Map" set on my computer I haven't seen this division sign - (but it was there all along under WP MathA) .


    This is from the Character Map Help text:

    "You can use Character Map to view the characters that are available in a selected font. Character Map displays the following character sets: Windows, DOS, and Unicode.

    You can copy individual characters or a group of characters to the Clipboard and paste them into any program that can display them. Or, depending on the program you are using (such as WordPad), you can even copy characters by dragging them from Character Map directly into an open document.

    Using Character Map, you can search for characters by Unicode character name or Unicode subgroup (such as arrows or mathematical operators) or by other special classifications.

    You can also use Character Map to view and copy private characters that you have created using Private Character Editor. <<<<< ???

    If you know the Unicode equivalent of the character you want to insert, you can also insert a special character directly into a document without using Character Map. To do so, open the document and position the insertion point where you want the special character to appear. Then, with NUM LOCK on, hold down the ALT key while using the number pad keys to type the Unicode character value.  "

    Thursday, August 23, 2007 2:31 PM
  • In the char map, choose the font Lucida Console. That has all the symbols in it. I seem to be able to take them and paste them into other fonts and it works fine. I found it because it was in the lower left corner and it caught my eye.

    Friday, August 24, 2007 1:16 AM
  • Thanks for the tip.

    Saturday, August 25, 2007 2:34 AM
  • To display the division symbol, use this code:



    Label1.Text = "45 " & Chr(247) & " 9"

    Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:39 PM
  • This is an interesting one. Would you have in your treasure trove a good looking PI also ?

    Saturday, August 25, 2007 8:43 PM
  • Unicode references are usually listed using hexadecimal values.  The Unicode symbol for Pi is 03C0.  It needs to be prefaced with &H to identify it as a hexadecimal value.  Otherwise you can use the decimal equivalent of 960.


    Instead of Chr() you need to use ChrW()  (W for "wide") for Unicode values from 256 to 65536.   The exact display of the Pi character can be plain or fancy depending on the font you use.  Here is an example label dislay using the Pi character in both decimal and hexadecimal:


    Label1.Text = "Pi = " & ChrW(960)


    Label1.Text = "Pi = " & ChrW(&H3C0)



    Sunday, August 26, 2007 1:12 AM
  • Nope. They are the same hard to recognize ones. The one I really like is under WP Greek Century, but I can't get it by Select>Copy>Paste ( the only way I would know how)

    Sunday, August 26, 2007 1:32 AM
  • π 


    That is Times New Roman font and you can Cut and Paste it from the Char Map.

    Sunday, August 26, 2007 7:51 PM
  • Thanks. It did not work for me, maybe because I installed and uninstalled other fonts in the Windows/Fonts folder.

    Tomorrow I will try an other HD with an undisturbed Windows XP. We will see.

    Monday, August 27, 2007 3:03 AM