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# How to Easily Insert Special Symbols and Characters in Windows - Part II

The procedure in the preceding Part I is limited to inserting something over a hundred characters. But there is a much larger universe of symbols and characters available if you use hexadecimal as input. The Alt key, the numeric keypad, and the regular keyboard are involved in this particular procedure. (You may have to first make a very simple Registry edit for this to work. See the section below.) Here is how to to insert a hexadecimal coded character:

# How to Easily Insert Special Symbols and Characters in Windows - Part I

Did you ever want to put a special character like the cent sign (¢) or the British pound sign (£) into a document or email? Or use the correct symbols for Spanish or other languages? Regular users of word processing programs like Microsoft Word probably already know how to do this but many average PC users are not aware that easy methods of inserting special characters are readily available.

# What is 256-bit?

256-bit (2256) is a measure of computer information and an attribute of computer systems. It makes awfully large numbers so it is a common length for cryptography keys that we don't want people to be able to guess or calculate.

How big is 256-bits?

256-bits is too big for us to even imagine!

# What is 64-bit?

64-bit is a common measure of computer information and an attribute of computer systems.

Each bit can have two values so 64 bits can have 264 values. This is equivalent to over 18 quintillion (billion times billion) values.

# What is 32-bit?

32-bit is a common measure of computer information and an attribute of computer systems.

Each bit can have two values so 32 bits can have 232 values. This is equivalent to over 4 billion values (4,294,967,296 in decimal and 100000000 in hexadecimal).

# What is 8-bit?

8-bit is a common measure of computer information and an attribute of computer systems.

8-bit is also the commonly used standard for the byte. Technically the 8-bit byte is called an octet.

Each bit can have two values so 8 bits can have 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 = 28 values. This is equivalent to 256 in decimal and 100 in hexadecimal.

# What is a byte?

A byte (B) is the smallest group of information that a computer can process in one chunk or bite. Yes, the 'byte' did originally mean a 'bite' but it was changed so a Brazil-like error (see the movie) can't transform it into the 'bit'.

# What is a bit?

A bit (b) is the basic unit of almost every modern computer system. The word bit is a contraction of the term binary digit.

A bit is the building block for the numbers, languages, and almost every aspect of computer operation. It is also the smallest (irreducible) unit of information in those computers.

# How to Protect Your Online Privacy

These days it often feels like online privacy is an unattainable illusion. The truth is that there are many things you can do to greatly increase your privacy. This article is meant to present you with some general strategies to protect your online privacy. Please choose the methods that work best for you.