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Meaningless section (ASCII only has 128 code points)[edit]

In this article I read: “In ASCII, the minuscule ɔ can be typed by pressing Alt+596.”

That has no meaning. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a 7-bit character code. Therefore all of its characters have numbers between 0 and 127.

Alt + 596 has nothing to do with ASCII. 596 is the decimal form of the UNICODE number for the character ɔ ( (596)10 = (254)16 ) and Alt + 596 is a way to type this character in a handful of Windows programs. That only works in Windows and not with every piece of software.

Tohuvabohuo (talk) 21:41, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

How do you type the capital form with an alt code?[edit]

The article said one could type the capital form by typing Alt+186. I tried it and it doesn't work. Nor does 0186. Can anyone find the correct alt combination and add it to the article? DBlomgren (talk) 19:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Removed Windows instructions[edit]

I'm running Windows 7, arguably a "recent version of Windows", and no combination of these instructions works, with or without leading zeros. Also not working are Alt+0390, Alt+0x186. So I've removed the Windows instructions from the text:

<!-- This paragraph was changed, because the previous text was a) slightly wrong and b) dependent on the active codepage. By using the Unicode codepoint, it will work (on recent versions of Windows) regardless of active codepage. If the active codepage doesn't contain the letter, the application needs to support Unicode, which modern applications do. I believe a full treatise of Unicode support in Windows or other systems to be beyond the scope of this article. -->In Windows, the [[lower case]] {{unicode|ɔ}} can be typed by holding the Alt key and typing +254 and the [[majuscule|capital]] {{unicode|Ɔ}} by holding the Alt key and typing +390.

OwenBlacker (Talk) 20:20, 31 December 2014 (UTC)