Windows 10: How can I enter a square box as an ASCII character?

  1.    21 Oct 2016 #1

    How can I enter a square box as an ASCII character?


    Is there any way to enter an ASCII character that shows up as a white square box?

    Background: In my hand-written pand & paper notes, I have various conventions for using different types of bullets in the margin. And if I draw a white square box in the margin, this provides a quick way for me to visually scan my notes to find anything that is an exectable task that requires action.

    What I then do is come back and tick the box once it is done.

    Does any ASCII character exist that will reliably show up in different applications as a which box with a solid/black border? And if so, is there any way to enter it using Alt plus the numeric keyboard?

    Also good would be an ASCII character for a box with a tick inside it. (Or even just a tick?!)



    PS I am using Windows 10, the English Language, the UK region and various standard applications (e.g. The MS Office365 suite, TextPad, MindManager, MLO, Xara, plus Firefox/Edge/Chrome browers)
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  2.    21 Oct 2016 #2

    If you hold down alt type tge ASCII number it should work
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  3.    21 Oct 2016 #3

    There is a series of box-drawing ASCII characters, such as 179/180, 187/188. Do a search for an ASCII character list, which will show you all of the relevant numbers.
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  4.    21 Oct 2016 #4

    Box drawing characters in the ANSI range are genererally found only in the OEM fonts, such as are used in cmd.exe. The characters do exist in the unicode range but are more difficult to enter.
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