## How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

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firai
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### How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

How do I enter the goose symbol (▶) into programs (or the alpha register)? I can get the symbol through RAW files generated by the encoder, as well as by pasting the character in Free42 in Windows, but I can't seem to find a way of entering the character through the alpha character menus or physical buttons.

Sam

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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Short answer, you can't. This is quite simply a symbol that is not accessible directly on the keyboard. Other than using the decoder/encoder, the only way to get it into the alpha register is by adding character with code 6:

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6
XTOA
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

6
XTOA
That’s it
Pierre
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Boub65
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Hi,
On my DM41L with :
6
XTOA
I get a "Japanese" character in alpha?!
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Boub65 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Hi,
On my DM41L with :
6
XTOA
I get a "Japanese" character in alpha?!
Yes, because DM41L is not a DM42!
Pierre
[TI59 with PC100C; TI-84 Plus CE-T; HP41CV with HP IL loop & 2*82161A DCD & 82162 TP; HP15C; HP28S; DM41; DM41L; DM42; DM41X]

Boub65
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

PierreMengisen wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Yes, because DM41L is not a DM42!
Sorry, I thought that there was "ascendant compatibility" between HP41C and HP42s instructions = same instructions give same result on both calc (except for precision).
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firai
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Boub65 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Sorry, I thought that there was "ascendant compatibility" between HP41C and HP42s instructions = same instructions give same result on both calc (except for precision).
The character set and code points for symbols have been revised for the 42S. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOCAL_character_set.
Sam

firai
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

grsbanks wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:24 pm
Short answer, you can't. This is quite simply a symbol that is not accessible directly on the keyboard. Other than using the decoder/encoder, the only way to get it into the alpha register is by adding character with code 6:

Code: Select all

6
XTOA
PierreMengisen wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:24 pm
6
XTOA
That’s it
Thanks for your quick responses! It seems like this is one of the only (if not the only?) characters that can't be entered through the alpha menus or the keyboard...
Sam

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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

firai wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:47 am
It seems like this is one of the only (if not the only?) characters that can't be entered through the alpha menus or the keyboard...
There are a few more in addition to ▸:

▒ (4 and 30)
↵ (13)
␛ (27)
├ (127)
: (128)
ʏ (129)

128 and 129 are used for the X: and Y: labels for those two stack registers; the X in those labels is a regular lowercase x.

firai
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### Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Thomas Okken wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:35 am
There are a few more in addition to ▸:

▒ (4 and 30)
↵ (13)
␛ (27)
├ (127)
: (128)
ʏ (129)

128 and 129 are used for the X: and Y: labels for those two stack registers; the X in those labels is a regular lowercase x.