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How to attach a symbol to avatar display name

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Instruction to apply a symbol to the display name will be helpful, 

I see virtually see no instruction note card, for applying a symbol or letter from a Marketplace letter & symbol item.

Doe's the applying take the release viewer over the Firestorm viewer?  

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The best advice I can offer is "Don't do it."  Using special characters in a display name can make it difficult for people and scripts to read, and often results in making the system reject the name.  Take a look through the dozen of threads on the topic in this forum.  

Having said that, the Marketplace items that you have shown in your post have absolutely nothing to do with character sets you could use in text.  Those products are for creating mesh objects in the shape of letters that you can use on signs in world. 

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the Linden advice on displayname characters is here:

https://lindenlab.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/31000135215-display-names

in the link text it mentions "most" unicode characters.  "most" is not defined but what I have found (admittedly with little testing as we can only change our displayname once a week) is that "most" seems to mean the characters contained on the Basic Multilingual Plane, which in the Linden viewer case are the 2-byte characters within the UTF-16 specification

more on the Basic Multilingual Plane here:

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Unicode_In_5_Minutes

 

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5 hours ago, Rolig Loon said:

The best advice I can offer is "Don't do it."  Using special characters in a display name can make it difficult for people and scripts to read, and often results in making the system reject the name.  Take a look through the dozen of threads on the topic in this forum.  

Having said that, the Marketplace items that you have shown in your post have absolutely nothing to do with character sets you could use in text.  Those products are for creating mesh objects in the shape of letters that you can use on signs in world. 

In world avatars are showing a lot of symbols along side their name, mostly at clubs.

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39 minutes ago, ral61 said:

In world avatars are showing a lot of symbols along side their name, mostly at clubs.

as Rolig mentions, there are two different things being referenced in your OP

Displayname is a titler that is built into Second Life and accessed (changeable) on our inworld profile page

the image you posted  is of a marketplace product that is a wearable asset. A product that we can wear as a titler separate from our built-in Displayname

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6 hours ago, ral61 said:

In world avatars are showing a lot of symbols along side their name, mostly at clubs.

Perhaps a basic explanation is needed then. The characters we have for text on a computer are not limited to the 26 letters in the English alphabet. There are upper and lower case letters (of course), numbers, punctuation, parantheses, characters like @ £ $ %  etc., etc .

I know you know all of this. But there are also letters from other languages than English and there are a number of other symbols as well. In total, Unicode, the standard for characters today, includes 143,859 characters. There's not room for all of them on your keyboard of course but apart from that, they are all just letters as far as you computer is concerned. You can copy and paste them and there are even special programs where you can click on the to type with them all. You can find them all (or at least many of them) here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters. If you want to use any of the unusual characters for your username, just copy and paste from there.

But before you do, think about it and read Rolig's reply. How do you pronounce Ɋ⊃дࠗ𐒗‡₦◓ㄻ?

Weird Unicode usernames was cool back in 1992 when the standard was first introduced. Some are still cool today (like ǝןoɯ ʎzɐɹɔ. She must have spent ages searching for those characters and now her account is gone) but for the most part the coolness factor only lasted a few days. Still, if you really want to, go for it. Only, don't expect anybody to call you by your chosen display name and don't expect anybody to find you in search or in their friends list.

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