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hello everyone, I can't find a tutorial to put the symbols with text content, but I can do it only as I put it on facebook, instagram and flickr, but the symbols are missing and I looked for a tutorial that doesn't explain me well or anything. ... I would like to know if someone has done to put the symbols with text content .... in the meantime I show you a photo on my profile with three lists (facebook, instagram and flickr)
https://gyazo.com/4fc69b19ba14ee42f50511caeb3cfdb8 and I found a profile of the person there are the symbols with text content https://gyazo.com/8b9985081f7dcd132c21d68603db39d5 and how did he put the symbols? to me I have already tried but it does not come ... I would like someone who knows how to put the symbols and can you help me? :)

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   Those are Unicode symbols. You'll have to either use alt + numpad commands to type them (like, ß is produced by holding down Alt whilst, on the numpad, putting in '0223'), or by copy-pasting them from a Unicode library, or a Unicode script tool (either online, or if you have a character map within a program such as Word or OpenOffice).

   Mind that not all Unicode symbols are supported and that they may on occasion 'break' (for example, using Unicode symbols in your display name may work until you relog, at which point your name is just reset).

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1 hour ago, Orwar said:

   Those are Unicode symbols. You'll have to either use alt + numpad commands to type them (like, ß is produced by holding down Alt whilst, on the numpad, putting in '0223'), or by copy-pasting them from a Unicode library, or a Unicode script tool (either online, or if you have a character map within a program such as Word or OpenOffice).

   Mind that not all Unicode symbols are supported and that they may on occasion 'break' (for example, using Unicode symbols in your display name may work until you relog, at which point your name is just reset).

this i know how it works with keys "ALT" + with any numbers from Unicode library, but I have a little problem that doesn't work and I'll explain and give you an example:

[ https: //www.instagram.com / ...... ....... name / My Instagram] but missing symbol whit " [ .....]    that doesn't work because it is not known so I don't know how to do it ...

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   In the first picture, the Unicode glyphs are outside of the hyperlink:

   ▷ [Your-URL-here Display-text] ◁

   In the second, it's inside of it:

   [Your-URL-here ▷Display-text◁]

   Edit: general tip for hyperlinks in your profile, create a Tinyurl to save writing space as the characters all count. For example: https://tinyurl.com/2496xfzc which is a lot shorter than https://community.secondlife.com/forums/topic/476463-symbols-for-text-content/?do=findComment&comment=2345222

 

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7 minutes ago, Orwar said:

   In the first picture, the Unicode glyphs are outside of the hyperlink:

   ▷ [Your-URL-here Display-text] ◁

   In the second, it's inside of it:

   [Your-URL-here ▷Display-text◁]

   Edit: general tip for hyperlinks in your profile, create a Tinyurl to save writing space as the characters all count. For example: https://tinyurl.com/2496xfzc which is a lot shorter than https://community.secondlife.com/forums/topic/476463-symbols-for-text-content/?do=findComment&comment=2345222

 

How do you do that?  The tinyurl??

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DO NO USE LINK SHORTNERS !

They are routinely blocked by even the laxest security policies, often used to nefariously conceal or mask the actual address, they're the bread and butter of phishing attacks and attempts to breach privacy, all meaning people are less likely to click on them or trust them.

Long addresses are long, but they are at least honest.

http://tiny.cc/i-double-dog-dare-you

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1 hour ago, Achillino said:

long last!! now it works for me! and I thank you with so much patience that this thing .... and I'm very happy. :)

 

 

11 hours ago, Orwar said:

   Go to https://tinyurl.com/app/ and paste your URL to convert it. 

sorry, this time it doesn't work or is it me who still can't seriously understand .... :( 

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6 hours ago, Coffee Pancake said:

DO NO USE LINK SHORTNERS !

   Do not use cars. Some people use cars for nefarious purposes, like driving over other people.

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Address shortening does add a risk. I've never seen hard data on the amount of abuse versus reliable use. We each make our own call on whether to click on them or not based on what we have heard and know. Nor have I seen good data about how click through rates change depending on use of shortened addresses. I suspect few have, if any. @Achillino so your getting lots of opinions.

There is no doubt they shortened addresses been used for nefarious purposes. So, have lots of other things we use daily. I think the primary consideration about "to click or not to click" is where the shortened address appears. If I can tell who posted the address, I am more likely to click. If I can't, I am more hesitant.

The risk from shortened addresses has gotten smaller with time. Browsers and operating systems have added more protection. Windows Defender and third-party AV programs have gotten smarter.

For a degree of perspective here... flip a coin. You'll reduce your risk by 50%...

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1 hour ago, Coffee Pancake said:

That's a spectacularly naïve approach to basic web safety. 

   Nah, I was merely making fun of your alarmistic response. Obviously, you should never click on a hyperlink that you don't trust, and if it's a compressed URL and you're in the least worried about where it might take you, you can very easily copy the URL, go to its compressing site (or sites such as TrueURL) and see what the URL translates into, or copy the URL and put a preview command into it. 

   Still, I'm sure most people don't pay much attention to the actual URL of hyperlinks in people's profiles or blogs. If the hyperlink says 'Flickr' most people will probably click it without double-checking the tooltip, in which case it doesn't matter whether the URL is compressed or not.

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My security software blocks access to sites it considers nefarious and pops up a window telling me why.  In some cases, I can override it, but not always - depends on why the software blocked it to begin with.

Also, there are a few ways to check out the link before actually going there:  https://www.dynadot.com/community/blog/preview-short-links.html

 

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