Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Seeing All Characters in a Font
Figure 65-1: A few characters from the Webdings font.
After performing these steps, you can use the CHAR2 function in your formula. For example, the
following formula displays a superscript 5 character:
=CHAR2(8309)
You can also access these characters (and determine their value) by using the Symbol dialog box.
(See Tip 66 for more about using special characters.) The Symbol dialog box displays the code in
hexadecimal. The CODE2 function accepts only a decimal argument, so you can convert it using the
HEX2DEC function. For example, I learned from the Symbol dialog box that the hexadecimal code
for a chessboard pawn character is 265F. To display this character, use this formula:
=CHAR2(HEX2DEC(“265F”))
The character displays correctly in most (but not all) fonts.
 
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