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Old 06-20-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Question How do you get symbols in your steam name

I was playing tf2 and saw some people with special symbols in their names, and no i dont mean the alt code ones i mean they had like skull and crossbones, and the symbol for the ambulances. How do you get these in your steam name?
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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There is a tool in Windows called "Character Map" where you can view many symbols. You can select what you want and then copy-paste or alternatively you can view key combination for each symbol. The combination is Alt+XYZW where XYZW are 4 digits.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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Those are Unicode characters. Just expanded Alt+ codes. Don't expect all of them to show up as the game's font library has to support it before it'll display it. Otherwise you'll just get a box for the unrecognized characters.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Those are Unicode characters. Just expanded Alt+ codes. Don't expect all of them to show up as the game's font library has to support it before it'll display it. Otherwise you'll just get a box for the unrecognized characters.
Unfortunately, these hidden characters are used by some players in online games to prevent Votekick and Voteban commands while grieving and hacking.
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