6.10.3 The ASCII table

The tools menu also provides an ASCII table (”Tools—Ascii table”). The ASCII table can be used to look up ASCII codes as well as to insert characters into the window which was active when invoking the table.

To reveal the ASCII code of a character in the table, move the cursor onto this character or click it with the mouse. The decimal and hex values of the character are shown at the bottom on the ASCII table window.

To insert a character into an editor window either:

  1. using the mouse, double click it, or,
  2. using the keyboard, press Enter while the cursor is on it.

This is especially useful for pasting graphical characters in a constant string.

The ASCII table remains active till another window is explicitly activated; thus multiple characters can be inserted at once. The ASCII table is shown in figure (6.18).

Figure 6.18: The ASCII table