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How to Make Wide Heart Sign on Keyboard

 
Mira
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on 12/29/2012

Hi there,

I'm trying to make a wide heart sign. NOT ♥ (with alt and 3 on the num pad), but the second sign you see on this page:

http://fsymbols.com/computer/heart/, namely (I'm copy-pasting)

♥ ❤ ❥ ❣ ❦ ❧ ♡ ღ

It's funny he shows it but doesn't say how to make that one. I would also like to make the second to last heart sign in his row, the heart contour.

♥ ❤ ❥ ❣ ❦ ❧ ♡ ღ

Any ideas how to make them in Windows?

Thank you!


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Paul
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on 12/29/2012

They're unicode characters rather than alt codes. The easiest way to enter them is to copy and paste.

You can enter them like alt codes but they require you to create a registry key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER of type REG_SZ called EnableHexNumpad, set its value to 1 then reboot. Please don't attempt this if you're unsure of what you're doing!

If you're using them for articles, you can use their HTML entities instead. You simply put the entity where you'd like the icon in the HTML editor.

Empty heart(♡): HTML entity: ♡ Alt entry: Alt +2661

Black heart(❤): HTML entity: ❤ Alt entry: Alt +2764 

(note: entering them using Alt means you need to press the + key on your numpad which won't work unless you've added the registry key)

I also found this program while googling which will allow you to enter unicode characters without changing the registry. It seems fairly old, but it's simple enough that it should run on most Windows systems.

chefkeem
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on 12/29/2012

❤ that one?

From the Edit pull-down menu in Chrome, select Special Characters.

In the pop-up box, go to Ornamental Punctuation.

Put the cursor where you want the heart to appear in your text, and then double-click the heart. Poof!  ❤

You'll find the heart contour under Miscellaneous.  ♡


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Mira
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on 12/29/2012

Hi Paul,

I had no idea it was this complicated. I try not to fiddle with registry, so I'm pretty much stuck then. Thank you so much though.


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Mira
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on 12/29/2012

Hi Chef, and thank you! So it appears there are html codes for them and easy enough ways to use them online (didn't know about all that in Chrome).

What I tried to do was to use the heart in a design for Zazzle. Knowing that ♥ was so easy to make I thought the wider heart was something similar.

I ended up transforming ♥ to something closer to what I wanted.


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chefkeem
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on 12/29/2012

Btw, you'll find the Special Characters in FF and Safari as well. I don't use Internet Explorer, so I don't know about their set-up.

Don't you have heart shapes in Word? There, you could probably make bigger versions in good quality.


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Mira
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on 12/29/2012

Wow, you're so right about Word. I don't know how I didn't think of that. Thank you!!


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Mira
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on 01/01/2013

A note to you who might be reading this: If you use clip art from Word on Zazzle, you have to make some changes to it, or else you cannot use it commercially.


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