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WordPress problems?

One of the most amazing features of WordPress self hosted is the automatic updates of plugins and core with a single click.

On the last update, all of a sudden when accessing the admin back end, I got an error:

Fatal error: Exception thrown without a stack frame in Unknown on line 0
Well, that meant that an update of any of my plugins screwed something, and I was not capable of doing anything in the backend.

Solution

To switch off all your plugins from the database.

Go to phpMyAdmin

Run the following query to see the active plugins
SELECT * FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';

Back up your DB, just in case, or at least this table.

Then kill them all!
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = 'a:0:{}' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';

Now you can enter on your back end and start activating plugins one by one.

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Photo tips

I had to prepare a brochure on photo tips for my current client. The idea is that anyone leaving on mission would take one of the organization’s cameras and take photos. This brochure should help them improve their shots, which are mainly taken in conferences.

It starts with a checklist:

  • Signed checkout form
  • Camera
  • Camera Bag
  • Main Battery fully charged
    • Secondary Battery fully charged
  • Memory Card formatted and ready to go
    • Extra memory card
  • Charger
  • AC adaptor (check this site before you leave to make sure you have the right one: http://users.telenet.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm)
  • Cables: USB to connect to a PC (or Card Reader)
  • Cables: HDMI/VGA to connect to a projector or TV

Then the photo tips:

How

Avoid using the zoom: walk instead. The less zoom the more light goes into the photo. This means sharper images, and less possibility of shooting moved photos.
Avoid the flash: flash gets unpredictable results… unless you are a professional; from unwanted shadows, to too bright or too dim photos, red eyes, etc… Avoid using the flash. The camera will/can use higher ISO to compensate for the lack of light at the expense of bringing noise to the photo, so try to have enough light for your shot by do not using the zoom and choosing lighted spots.
Use the flash only if: when shooting a portrait with a lot of light behind the subject and there is no way you can change perspective.
Watch the lighting: if you have a big window behind your subject most likely in the photo you will only see the silhouette (unless you use the flash, but we should try to avoid using the flash, remember?). Try
recomposing.
Pay attention to the background: often a light, tree or something appears to be going out of your ear’s subject for instance. Recompose.
Rule of thirds: imagine the frame decided in 9 parts. Try to avoid taking photos with the subject placed in the centre, but a 1/3 from it.
Same with the horizon, either on the top 1/3 or the bottom 1/3.
Try to be at the same hight than your subject: If he is sitting reposition to his/her same hight. Do not stand up while your subject is seated.

What and Where

Take casual shots: casual shots are often better than those where the audience is posing. Try to be unnoticed so the photos will look real, natural and relaxed, telling the story of the moment. Be unobtrusive.
Change your point of view: alter your perspective. Take photos of the audience. Talking heads are not interesting. Take the must haves and have fun looking for new angles: take photos from the translation
cabins, even adding a front blurred element such as the translators.
Take photos from the side of the speaker, from the back with the audience behind, shaking hands, moving hands, having coffee, having a discussion with both subjects in the same frame, doing something like opening a briefcase, etc..
Take unconventional shots: like the badges on the table, people doing casual things. Take photos before and after the event.
Do close ups: concentrate on body parts instead of the whole body. Be creative. Try to capture when parts of the face are obstructed with hands or other objects. Try to fill the frame.
Photograph people doing things: people with people. Frame photos with foreground elements,
Take photos of the subjects/themes of the topics: Try to go out of the conference to see the reality of the subject and take photos in hospitals, camps, manifestations…
Take photos of the **whatever your organization does**: and photos of details such as a chair, a hand in a chair, a microphone, other close-ups.
Let your imagination fly and have fun!

When

Take photos during the breaks, before and after the conference.
Take a lot of photos: you can fit tons of photos in your memory card, so don’t be afraid of shooting. From 100 photos at least 5% will be good, so shoot sequences of more than one shot whenever is possible, in
particular if shooting portraits.
Know the agenda: so you can anticipate and take photos to the more senior people and you don’t miss key topics or key people.
The golden hour: most of the photos you will take will be probably in conferences and meetings. In any case, the best lighting to take portraits and in fact photos in general, is what it is gold the golden hour:
1 hour before sunset (and even 1 hour after sun rises).

Remember

Who is who: where did you take the photos and to whom. For this a good tip is that if you take a photo of someone and immediately after you take a photo of the badge or you ask for the visiting card or you write down his/her name in a piece of paper and take a photo, so one follows the other: photo of the subject + photo of business card. Or photo of a place + photo of banner/note.
Take the camera always with you: the best photo opportunities are when we don’t expect them in casual situations. If you forget it and you have a smartphone or a phone with a camera with you do not hesitate
to take photos.We’ll help you out to extract them once you are back in the office.

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Cost of going full frame full equipped: nikon vs canon

Thinking about going full frame (FX)? If you are a DX (not full frame) user, probably you have to start from scratch as probably most of your lenses would not work in a full frame camera.

This is the perfect moment to rethink if you want to go for canon or nikon. They both are great, so I guess is a question of taste.

The two contestants for this comparison are the the nikon d800e and the canon 5d markIII.

Deep reviews of these cameras can be found here:

I am not going to get into which one is better. I bet both are great and it is more of a question of whether you are more a nikon type or a canon type.
Personally I am a nikon one. But my “traditional” camera was a canon, an A1 which I love and I still have.
I went for nikon because I liked the grip and how it feels in your hand. For the way the menus are done so you can reach any function without having to go to a million screens, mostly with physical buttons. But I like canon, and I have always loved how good it performed in low light conditions…. but these to cameras… well they are good enough, so I believe it is a question of taste and… maths…
You can say, they cost the same but that would be short sighted. We have to compare what would cost a full set of camera plus lenses, so this is why I am writing this. (prices are in Swiss Francs and I have use toppreise to get them):
nikoncanon
nikon d800e body3268canon 5d mark III body3200
14-24 (2.8)178316-35 (2.8)1448
24-70 (2.8)153024-70 (2.8)2287
70-200 (2.8)198070-200(2.8)2145
50 (1.4)34250 (1.4)352
TOTAL8903 CHFTOTAL9432 CHF
So even if initially when buying the bodies it appears that canon is cheaper, at the end of the day, when you build your ecosystem it ends up costing a bit more.
Both are around 9000 CHF… so it is a serious investment. Unless you go for a travel zoom such as the 28-300 with costs 800 chf and then the 14-24. That would cover the same range at the cost (for nikon) of 5.851 chf…
I keep my iPhone and my d300 for the time being…

 

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Peer to Peer banking

If you are tired of the high interests of borrowing money or if you are not happy with the return on your investments or savings accounts then you should consider borrowing money directly to people who has money to lend or lend it to people who need it.

This is peer to peer banking. Both parties win. The risk is greater, sure, but take a look at this zopa, to see in more details how it works.

Remote desktop made easy

We’ve heard about tons of solutions to share the desktop. From commercial solutions such as gotomypc to share the screen using skype.

In a recent long term consultancy I had to give training to users all around the globe. There was no budget for a commercial solution so I used my beloved mikogo.

Up to now mikogo was a free easy solution that does not require to install anything as an admin and that allows you to share your desktop, paint, give the power to anybody attending and even change on the fly to another presenter. For me that is more than enough to stay with the free plan.

Today I discovered a damn easy solution to achive most of the things… it is called: join.me

With join me you just go to that website and you are either a presenter or a participant. All online, free and with voip included!!

It does pretty much the same than mikogo except changing presenters mainly.

Give it a try…

Travel tips: who needs hotels anymore?

Traditionally when we go on holidays, we used to go to a travel agency where they could either help us build a trip with their limited options, or sell us a package (something still interesting).

Now the biggest travel agency is Internet. We we create our custom trip, filter options like dates, type of travel and get listings of suitable options.

At the same time we can check for reviews of either the website we are using, the hotels they suggest or even the destinations.

The idea of the is post is to give you some of the tools I use and stress the idea that we don’t need to book expensive hotels anymore, that a new bree of websites where you can rent apartments wherever you are planning to, could threaten hotels in the future.

Flights

Kayak will let you search for the cheapest dates to go to your desired destination or suggest you cheap destinations for your selected dates. Kayak has an incredible iPhone app and a pretty good iPad app.

Alternatives to Kayak: airfarewatchdog, yapta, farecompare

If you are looking for a set of flights around the world, then I have to recommend you the one we used: http://www.roundtheworldflights.com/

 

Hotels…

Kayak will give suggest you hotels, and it uses the most notable hotel booking sites such as expedia, booking.com, etc…

If you want Cheap Hostels and Bed and Breakfasts, the we use: HostelWorld, it is great for that.

A cool resource for knowing if the hotel you are about to book is OK with tons of reviews, is: tripadvisor (also for iPhone and iPad).

Another cool tool for hotels (specially for the US) is room77 a website where they show you the best rooms for a specific hotel, with the views and so.

but… who want hotels?

Who wants to book a hotel when you can find a great located and flat or a room shared at an incredible spot…

We went to Paris booking an apartment with hometown, luxury apartments for a fraction of what you pay for a hotel, located at the heart of Paris (highly recommended). I also used Isabel’s apartments in a couple of occasions, also great apartments, even if the website is not that nice.

Here is where I want to go:  big websites covering apartments all around the globe.

The most notable:

  •  Airbnb (my favorite): this one is the more professional website, the one with more investment in it. It is incredible the choice you can find there, apartments, rooms, everywhere!
  • Homelidays: this one is strong in Europe. You can find a nice house in the beach, with swiming pool for a fraction of what you would pay for a hotel…
  • Lofty: similar to airbnb but smaller.
  • and one focused more in france: abritel

Now if you want to sleep for free, then you have to use couchsurfing: a huge network of people all around the globe that will let you use their couch to sleep for free.

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How To Embed Practically Anything On Your Blog or Website

If you want the hands-down, easiest way to embed practically anything on your blog or website, have we got a tool for you!

The nature of the web is such that sharing and republishing content is common — and often even encouraged. The problem is, we increasingly store bits of our data on various services scattered across the web. Aggregating that content into one centralized personal hub can be time consuming — requiring user to manually copy text and links or upload files and photos — or fiddling with RSS feeds trying to make content automagically appear.

Twitter released a very cool tool to allow publishers to embed tweets in their blog posts, but the process is overly complex for most users, with plugins needed to streamline the process. Why can’t you just paste a link to a Twitter status in a blog post or webpage? It turns out, you can.

A Quick Introduction to oEmbed


A technology called oEmbed, in existence for a number of years, was built to solve the embeddable content problem. oEmbed is an open format, designed to let web publishers easily embed content such as photos, video, rich content — and automatically display other content by typing in a URL. Providers like YouTube, Hulu, Flickr and Vimeo all support oEmbed, meaning that pasting a URL for one of those services into a system with oEmbed support should allow users to quickly embed rich media.

WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS, has had basic oEmbed support since WordPress 2.9. Plugins for most other popular platforms exist, too. The problem is, keeping an updated list of the providers that support oEmbed and keeping libraries up to date isn’t a streamlined process.


Embedly: Secret Sauce to Web Embed Fun


In March, we wrote about the startup Embedly, which has developed a platform for converting URLs into embeddable content. Embedly is already in use by companies such as Storify, bit.ly and TweetDeck.

Embedly uses the oEmbed spec to add embed functionality to a growing list of services — 218 at the time of this writing — by interfacing just with the Embedly API.

When we first wrote about Embedly, our post focused on how third parties can use Embedly to provide rich-media previews in their own apps or to create their own embed targets. Embedly Pro also lets its users bring rich embeds to mobile users.

Still, the basic free Embedly service is extremely powerful. In fact, when paired with a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, it makes embedding rich content a snap.


How to Use Embedly


Embedly has libraries available for a host of different client and server-side web languages, including jQuery, Python, Ruby and PHP. For users who don’t want to mess with writing their own tool, Embedly has built its own JavaScript tag and WordPress plugin. Community-developed plugins for Drupal and Joomla also exist.

Since the WordPress plugin was developed by Embedly itself (and we use WordPress at Mashable), here’s a brief overview of how easy it is to use Embedly to bring rich content to your website.

Install the Embedly Plugin

The first step is to download and install the Embedly plugin. Activate the plugin and you can select what services you want to enable from the Embedly menu in the WordPress dashboard.

Embedly frequently updates its service list, and you can run an “update services” command to get access to more libraries.

Paste URLs Into Your Posts

 

 

 

 

The next step is to simply enter a URL on its own line into your posts or web pages. Each service has slightly different parameters for how URLs should be entered, but in general, the base URL is all that is needed.

To embed a Twitter status update, for instance, you just need to enter in the URL to that update. The Embedly API page has the parameters for each service supported by Embedly.

Enjoy Rich Media Embeds

 

 

That’s it. You can now enjoy and share media from 200+ web services across your site.

The Tumblr support is one of my favorite features — simply entering the URL for a post will embed the content of that post. If it’s a photo, the photo is displayed; if it’s a video, you’ll see the video in its player, and so on.

On the Twitter end, Embedly’s Blackbird Pie implementation is a lot easier than any other method we have seen. The company even has basic support for Twitter Photos.

(from mashable)

 

280 daily diary

280daily is quite possibly the future of consistent journaling and the easiest way to create a searchable archive of your life.
Secure, completely private, encrypted and safe.

How could you put 280daily to use? Below are 7 possibilities.

  1. Journal. Realistically keep a journal, 280 characters only takes 2 minutes!
  2. Travelling. You’re too busy having fun to write down every detail!
  3. Business. Keep track of your business life.
  4. Sport. Running a marathon? Track your progress.
  5. Food Diary. Losing weight or getting fit?
  6. Target Progress. Record progress of a large task.
  7. Backwards To-Do List. What did you get done today?

280daily: Sum up your day in 280 characters from 280daily on Vimeo.

Room 77

This website offers you a very cool service (in the US so far).

Room 77 is a site (and iPhone app) that helps you choose the right room in a hotel.

Normally you go online and book a room, and in the same hotel you could have very different room, one facing the sea, one with a building on the site. The idea is to have a database of the best rooms for each hotel… cool isn’t it?

Lanyrd Keeps Your Conference Life On Track, Via Twitter

Lanyrd,  via Twitter, track event sessions and keep up with favorite speakers — at all stages in the conference lifecycle.

Some newlywed couples work to produce an offspring on their honeymoon. Most don’t labor towards birthing a startup. But that’s exactly what British entrepreneurs Natalie Downe and Simon Willison did on their post-nuptial adventure. After traveling in Europe and Africa, the couple caught ill in Casablanca and extended their stay and booked an apartment to recover.

The pair have a shared love for building projects in their spare time — which is why, with all that extra time in a bedroom, they managed to create and release an early build of Lanyrd. Within two hours of its launch, Downe and Willison saw the site generate more than 14,000 visits.

After finding immediate success with social media denizens, the couple applied to Y Combinator’s accelerator program. Lanyrd was accepted and has since relocated to Mountain View, California to complete it. The site remains a largely bootstrapped effort, though the couple did accept the $150,000 in convertible debt offered up by Start Fund.

Willison calls Lanyrd “the IMDb of conferences” — except that its content is crowdsourced. The site asks its users to do the heavy lifting for them by filling in the blanks on each conference: sessions, speakers and content. The incentive? The same as at any conference: self-aggrandizement. Organizers will go to any lengths to promote their events. Speakers want to flesh out their profiles by adding past, present and future engagements. And everyone wants to see useful conference content.

“Conferences are traditionally insufficient for transferring knowledge,” says Willinson. “Longer term, this is about capturing the value of what’s shared.”

Lanyrd’s tie-in with Twitter is ingenious — and almost spooky. Sign in with your Twitter handle, and you’ll automatically be greeted with a smorgasbord of contacts and upcoming conferences, drawn from your Twitter relationships. You may see that Lanyrd knows you spoke at a trade show last month, or that you’re on a panel this fall. The site already lists 6,000 crowdsourced conferences and 30,000 user profiles.

Downe and Willison opted to use Twitter’s social graph — rather than Facebook’s, say — because they believe the “follow” has more aspirational value than the “friend.” You likely already follow the people you’d like to know, the speakers you’d like to see talk. According to Lanyrd, you’ve already composed a list of the thought leaders you’d like to bump into at an upcoming conference. So Lanyard is well positioned to find the sessions of social relevance to you.

Since users are encouraged to add speakers and their Twitter names to sessions, the speaker need not be a Lanyrd user to have a Lanyrd presence. On signing up, you may notice your conference history has already been charted for you by your Twitter followers, organizers or fellow attendees.

Next up, Lanyrd has its sights set on South by Southwest, held in Austin next month. The startup launched its unofficial guide to the show Tuesday to help users find which sessions their Twitter friends are attending, and stay current on slides, videos and notes.

The SXSW tool marks Lanyrd’s first real test at a major conference. At worst, the event will provide a trove of data and real-world experiences that Downe and Willison can use to better determine how to serve users while they’re attending conferences.

Downe and Willison describe the chain of events following their June 2010 nuptials to their present day found status as an unexpected, whirlwind affair. Their story, and their startup, are still in their nascent stages. The couple will graduate from the Y Combinator program in March, and may be forced to return to the UK when their visas expire. But location may matter little to a startup that has successfully leveraged the power of an international hit like Twitter.

Image courtesy of SimonWillison.net

(from mashable)

Google Search Chrome tips

If you have made the switch to Google Chrome, as I did long time ago, then this tips are is going to save you some time:

Did you close by mistake a tab?
Click Command+Shift +T and there you have it again. (Control+Shift+T for Windows)

Going to the search bar?
Click Command+L and the cursor moves to the search bar selecting everything so you can just start typing

Synchronising Extensions, bookmark on all your computers using Chrome?
Go to Preferences, Personal Stuff and log in with your Google apps or Gmail account. You can sync bookmarks, extensions, forms, etc… across all your computers using Chrome. Neat.

You normally search using Google, but if you often search in other search engines, such as wikipedia, amazon, bing, etc… you can create easy shortcuts without having to go to their websites.
If you right click on the search bar, you have the option of edit search engines. There you can say for instance that the shortcut for wikipedia is wiki, so whenever you start a natural search with wiki in the bar it will fix wikipedia and search the next words in wikipedia. See the screenshots:

iPhoto duplicates

Since I have my iPhone 4 I have noticed that iPhoto sometimes imports things twice from my iPhone, so I end up with some duplicates.

I don’t know if this is due to the fact that I have tons of photos in the iPhone and in the iPhoto, or that this is the 4th iPhone synchronizing with iPhoto or that we are synchronizing 2 iPhones…

What I know is that I have duplicates and I could not find an easy way to get rid of them…

I use iPhoto on my macbook to sync my iPhones photos. The iPhone camera has become my main camera.

My nikon d300 I sync with a PC (multimedia) running windows 7 and picasa (more than 250Gb of photos).

iPhoto duplicates: Solution

I found and bought this program: Duplicate Annihilator.

Basically what it does is to identify the duplicate photos and add a comment saying that it is a duplicate. They you can search them and bin them. Pretty straight forward. It has many options but the default worked fine for me.

The problem is that the thumbnails can be duplicated too, and even if they have another program for that, if you start iPhoto holding Command Key+Option, then you have the option of rebuilding thumbnails.

The features of the Duplicate Annihilator are:

  • Easily find and annihilate duplicates created internally by iPhoto or during import.
  • Compare images using different algorithms to detect and understand differences.
  • Detect duplicates using effective algorithms using electronic checksums like MD5 and CRC32.
  • Detect duplicates by using file specific meta data such as filename, dimensions, filesize, Exif creation date or date of creation.
  • Delete duplicates upon detection or mark them with a keyword to make them easily found using iPhoto features like search or smart folders.
  • Makes your iPhoto slimmer and faster.
  • Only uses standard Apple features and API’s. No hacking nor tampering with iPhoto system files.
  • Free updates.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Win and Mac

ACCENTED VOWELS

Á (Aacute) — shift-opt-y (Mac) — alt-0193 (PC) — & Aacute; (html)
À (Agrave) — opt-` + A (Mac) — alt-0192 (PC) — & Agrave; (html)
 (Acircumflex) — shift-opt-m (Mac) — alt-0194 (PC) — & Acirc; (html)
Ä (A-dieresis) — opt-u + A (Mac) — alt-0196 (PC) — & Auml; (html)
à (Atilde) — opt-n + A (Mac) — alt-0195 (PC) — & Atilde; (html)
Å (A-ring) — shift-opt-a (Mac) — alt-0197 (PC) — & Aring; (html)

á (a-acute) — opt-e + a (Mac) — alt-0225 (PC) — & aacute; (html)
à (a-grave) — opt-` + a (Mac) — alt-0224 (PC) — & agrave; (html)
â (a-circumflex) — opt-i + a (Mac) — alt-0226 (PC) — & acirc; (html)
ä (a-dieresis) — opt-u + a (Mac) — alt-0228 (PC) — & auml; (html)
ã (a-tilde) — opt-n + a (Mac) — alt-0227 (PC) — & atilde; (html)
å (a-ring) — opt-a (Mac) — alt-0229 (PC) — & aring; (html)

É (E-acute) — opt-e + E (Mac) — alt-0201 (PC) — & Eacute; (html)
È (Egrave) — opt-` + E (Mac) — alt-0200 (PC) — & Egrave; (html)
Ê (Ecircumflex) — opt-i + E (Mac) — alt-0202 (PC) — & Ecirc; (html)
Ë (Edieresis) — opt-u + E (Mac) — alt-0203 (PC) — & Euml; (html)

é (e-acute) — opt-e + e (Mac) — alt-0233 (PC) — & eacute; (html)
è (e-grave) — opt-` + e (Mac) — alt-0232 (PC) — & egrave; (html)
ê (e-circumflex) — opt-i + e (Mac) — alt-0234 (PC) — & ecirc; (html)
ë (e-dieresis) — opt-u + e (Mac) — alt-0235 (PC) — & euml; (html)

Í (Iacute) — shift-opt-s (Mac) — alt-0205 (PC) — & Iacute; (html)
Ì (Igrave) — opt-` + I (Mac) — alt-0204 (PC) — & Igrave; (html)
Î (Icircumflex) — shift-opt-d (Mac) — alt-0206 (PC) — & Icirc; (html)
Ï (Idieresis) — shift-opt-f (Mac) — alt-0207 (PC) — & Iuml; (html)

í (i-acute) — opt-e + i (Mac) — alt-0237 (PC) — & iacute; (html)
ì (i-grave) — opt-` + i (Mac) — alt-0236 (PC) — & igrave; (html)
î (i-circumflex) — opt-i + i (Mac) — alt-0238 (PC) — & icirc; (html)
ï (i-dieresis) — opt-u + i (Mac) — alt-0239 (PC) — & iuml; (html)

Ó (Oacute) — shift-opt-h (Mac) — alt-0211 (PC) — & Oacute; (html)
Ò (Ograve) — shift-opt-L (Mac) — alt-0210 (PC) — & Ograve; (html)
Ô (Ocircumflex) — shift-opt-j (Mac) — alt-0212 (PC) — & Ocirc; (html)
Ö (O-dieresis) — opt-u + O (Mac) — alt-0214 (PC) — & Ouml; (html)
Õ (Otilde) — opt-n + O (Mac) — alt-0213 (PC) — & Otilde; (html)
Ø (Oslash) — shift-opt-o (Mac) — alt-0216 (PC) — & 216; (html)

ó (o-acute) — opt-e + o (Mac) — alt-0243 (PC) — & oacute; (html)
ò (o-grave) — opt-` + o (Mac) — alt-0242 (PC) — & ograve; (html)
ô (o-circumflex) — opt-i + o (Mac) — alt-0244 (PC) — & ocirc; (html)
ö (o-dieresis) — opt-u + o (Mac) — alt-0246 (PC) — & oulm; (html)
õ (o-tilde) — opt-n + o (Mac) — alt-0245 (PC) — & otilde; (html)
ø (oslash) — opt-o (Mac) — alt-0248 (PC) — & 248; (html)

Ú (Uacute) — shift-opt-; (Mac) — alt-0218 (PC) — & Uacute; (html)
Ù (Ugrave) — opt-` + U (Mac) — alt-0217 (PC) — & Ugrave; (html)
Û (Ucircumflex) — opt-i + U (Mac) — alt-0219 (PC) — & Ucirc; (html)
Ü (U-dieresis) — opt-u + U (Mac) — alt-0220 (PC) — & Uuml; (html)
ú (u-acute) — opt-e + u (Mac) — alt-0250 (PC) — & uacute; (html)
ù (u-grave) — opt-` + u (Mac) — alt-0249 (PC) — & ugrave; (html)
û (u-circumflex) — opt-i + u (Mac) — alt-0251 (PC) — & ucirc; (html)
ü (u-dieresis) — opt-u + u (Mac) — alt-0252 (PC) — & uuml; (html)
Ÿ (Ydieresis) — opt-u + Y (Mac) — alt-0159 (PC) — & #159; (html)
ÿ (ydieresis) — opt-u + y (Mac) — alt-0255 (PC) — & yuml; (html)

ACCENTED CHARACTERS

Ç (C-cedilla) — shift-opt-c (Mac) — alt-0199 (PC) — & Ccedil; (html)
ç (c-cedilla) — opt-c (Mac) — alt-0231 (PC) — & ccedil; (html)
Ð (Eth) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0208 (PC)
ð (eth) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0240 (PC)
Ñ (N-tilde) — opt-n + N (Mac) — alt-0209 (PC) — & Ntilde; (html)
ñ (n-tilde) — opt-n + n (Mac) — alt-0241 (PC) — & ntilde; (html)
Š (Scaron) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0138 (PC)
š (scaron) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0154 (PC)
Ý (Yacute) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0221 (PC)
ý (yacute) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0253 (PC)
Þ (Thorn) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0222 (PC)
þ (thorn) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0254 (PC)

LIGATURES

Þ (fi) — shift-opt-5 (Mac) — inaccessible (PC) — & 222; (html)
þ (fl) — shift-opt-6 (Mac) — inaccessible (PC) — & 254; (html)
Æ (AE) — shift-opt-’ (Mac) — alt-0198 (PC) — & 198; (html)
æ (ae) — opt-’ (Mac) — alt-0230 (PC) — & 230; (html)
Oe (OE) — shift-opt-q (Mac) — alt-0140 (PC) — & 140; (html)
oe (oe) — opt-q (Mac) — alt-0156 (PC) — & 156; (html)

PUNCTUATION SYMBOLS

§ (section) — opt-6 (Mac) — alt-0167 (PC) — & #167; (html)
€ (bullet) — opt-8 (Mac) — alt-0149 (PC) — & #128; (html)
(paragraph) — opt-7 (Mac) — alt-0182 (PC) — & #182; (html)
¿ (questiondown) — shift-opt-/ (Mac) — alt-0191 (PC) — & 191; (html)
¡ (exclamdown) — opt-1 (Mac) — alt-0161 (PC) — & 161; (html)
« (guillemotleft) — opt-\ (Mac) — alt-0171 (PC) — & 171; (html)
» (guillemotright) — shift-opt-\ (Mac) — alt-0187 (PC) — & 187; (html)
Š (ellipsis) — opt-; (Mac) — alt-0133 (PC) — & 138; (html)
- (endash) — opt-dash (Mac) — alt-0150 (PC) — & 150; (html)
- (emdash) — shift-opt-dash (Mac) — alt-0151 (PC) — & 151; (html)
< (guilsingleleft) — shift-opt-3 (Mac) — alt-0139 (PC) — & 139; (html)
> (guilsingleright) — shift-opt-4 (Mac) — alt-0155 (PC) — & 155; (html)
· (period centered) — shift-opt-9 (Mac) — alt-0183 (PC) — & 183; (html)
, (quote single base) — shift-opt-0 (Mac) — alt-0130 (PC) — & 130; (html)
,, (quote double base) — shift-opt-w (Mac) — alt-0132 (PC) — & 132; (html)

MATHEMATICAL/GREEK SYMBOLS

° (degree) — shift-opt-8 (Mac) — alt-0176 (PC) — & #176; (html)
(not equals) — opt-equals (Mac) — inaccessible (PC)
(infinity) — opt-5 (Mac) — inaccessible (PC)
± (plusminus) — shift-opt-equals (Mac) — alt-0177 (PC) — & 177; (html)
¾ (lessequal) — opt-comma (Mac) — inaccessible (PC) — & 190; (html)
÷ (divide) — opt-/ (Mac) — alt-0247 (PC) — & 247; (html)
Ž (fraction slash) — shift-opt-1 (Mac) — inaccessible (PC) — & 142; (html)
‰ (per thousand) — shift-opt-r (Mac) — alt-0137 (PC) — & 137; (html)
­ (minus) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0173 (PC) — & #173; (html)
× (multiply) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0215 (PC) — & #215; (html)
½ (one half) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0189 (PC)
¼ (one quarter) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0188 (PC)
¾ (three quarters) — inaccessible (Mac) — alt-0190 (PC)
µ (mu) — opt-m (Mac) — alt-0181 (PC) — & 181; (html)
(omega) — opt-z (Mac) — inaccessible (PC)
(logicalnot) — opt-L (Mac) — alt-0172 (PC) — & 172; (html)
 (delta) — opt-j (Mac) — inaccessible (PC) — & 144; (html)
f (florin) — opt-f (Mac) — alt-0131 (PC) — & 131; (html)
ß (germandbls) — opt-s (Mac) — alt-0223 (PC) — & szlig; (html)

MONETARY SYMBOLS

¢ (cent) — opt-4 (Mac) — alt-0162 (PC) — & #162; (html)
£ (sterling) — opt-3 (Mac) — alt-0163 (PC) — & #163; (html)
¥ (yen) — opt-y (Mac) — alt-0165 (PC) — & 165; (html)
¤ (currency) — shift-opt-2 (Mac) — alt-0164 (PC) — & 164; (html)

COPYRIGHT SYMBOLS

® (registered) — opt-r (Mac) — alt-0174 (PC) — & reg; (html)
© (copyright) — opt-g (Mac) — alt-0169 (PC) — & copy; (html)
 (trademark) — opt-2 (Mac) — alt-0153 (PC) — & 129; (html)

ISOLATED ACCENTS

´ (acute) — shift-opt-e (Mac) — alt-0180 (PC) — & 180; (html)
¨ (dieresis) — shift-opt-u (Mac) — alt-0168 (PC) — & 168; (html)
- (circumflex) — shift-opt-i (Mac) — alt-0136 (PC) — & #150; (html)
~ (tilde) — shift-opt-n (Mac) — alt-0152 (PC) — & #152; (html)
¯ (macron) — shift-opt-comma (Mac) — alt-0175 (PC) — & #175; (html)
š (ring) — opt-k (Mac) — inaccessible (PC) — & #154; (html)
¸ (cedilla) — shift-opt-z (Mac) — alt-0184 (PC) — & #184; (html)

OTHER SYMBOLS

ª (ordfeminine) — opt-9 (Mac) — alt-0170 (PC) — & 170; (html)
º (ordmasculine) — opt-0 (Mac) — alt-0186 (PC) — & 186; (html)
Ý (dagger) — opt-t (Mac) — alt-0134 (PC) — & 221; (html)
ý (double dagger) — shift-opt-7 (Mac) — alt-0135 (PC) — & 253; (html)

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