Hi, Having problems with inserting the special caracter "eighth note" in order to do closed captions
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The extended DOS character set:
The numeric values starting with the top row:
0 - 31
32 - 63
64 - 95
96 - 127
128 - 159
160 - 191
192 - 223
224 - 255
In some programs you can get most of them by holding down ALT, typing the 1 to 3 digit number, then releasing ALT. I don't think this works in Notepad anymore though.
You can get some characters in Notepad by holding down ALT, typing 0 on the numeric keypad, then the 1 to 3 digit number. But this doesn't work for most of the "non-printable" characters below 32. There is a workaround though. Open a DOS window and type ALT014 (or whichever number corresponds to the character you want) and press Enter. You'll see a ^N where you typed the character but the error message will display the character you typed:
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Use the Edit -> Mark menu to mark the ♫ character, and Edit -> Copy it to the copy/paste buffer.
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Then you can paste it into Notepad.
Crap, it doesn't work for character 13 because it gets mapped to a carriage return (Enter). Even if you use a hex editor to set the value it will probably be interpreted as a carriage return by the subtitle renderer.
Last edited by jagabo; 15th Nov 2016 at 20:13.
Also, not every font includes all the special closed captioning characters. You must also make sure that the font used to display the captions includes the special characters that you need.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
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Last edited by jagabo; 15th Nov 2016 at 23:36.
Please, forget the 7-bit era and the whole codepage nonsense...
just use Unicode, problem solved.
Font = "Lucida Sans Unicode"
Font = "Arial"
Codepoints used: 266A, 266B
P.S.: Forget "closed captions" as well
[Edit] I looked at the list of supported subtitle types for my mother's Blu-ray player. VobSub is supported for locally stored files, but DLNA streaming requires text-based subtitles.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 16th Nov 2016 at 18:55.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord