App That Automatically Converts Normal Text To Bold Text, While Typing

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  1. Callender's Avatar
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    pepanee said:
    Suppose I rename a file in Windows Explorer, I cannot use the Ctrl+B method. I have to use that site to get the bold unicode characters to use for a filename, for example.

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    Why not just make all text bold? Unless of course you actually need a mix of normal/ bold font in file names.

    Video showing Explorer and rename files (from my machine)
    Last edited by Callender; 27 Nov 2021 at 16:20. Reason: typo
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  2. mngerhold's Avatar
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    If it works reliably for you, I will try to create a table that does bold, and then post the .ini file here. What unicode chrs do you want? If you know the codes of some of your bold text, then let me know.
    Last edited by mngerhold; 29 Nov 2021 at 09:35.
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  3. pepanee's Avatar
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    mngerhold said:
    If it works reliably for you, I will try to create a table that does bold, and then post the .ini file here. What unicode chrs do you want? If you know the codes of some of your bold text, then let me know.
    I appreciate it, but I don't want to put you through the trouble of all that. =)
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  4. das10's Avatar
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    According to the link in your first post ( Bold Text Generator (𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐲 & 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁&#120306 ― LingoJam ), the bold characters that the site generates are basically "Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols" in Unicode format, so they look like normal alphanumeric characters as used in Windows but fundamentally use completely different Unicode values.

    This for example allows 'showing' two filenames in a folder which although they look alike are actually not the same names (eg. if you conduct a search for the same looking filenames, only one will be shown).

    App That Automatically Converts Normal Text To Bold Text, While Typing-explorer_folder.png

    I haven't tried the "Multikey" suggested by Martin, but to get those bold characters, you could remap the keys you want using the Character maps shown here:

    Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols - Wikipedia
    Unicode Block “Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols”
    https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1FA70.pdf

    Or as the Unicode values are already given in chart form you could easily use say AutoHotkey to get at those characters:
    AutoHotkey Script demo:
    Code:
    ; DEMO ahk script
    ; ref table for the BOLD characters (inc other styles)
    ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_Alphanumeric_Symbols#Latin_letters
    ; https://www.compart.com/en/unicode/block/U+1D400
    ; https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1FA70.pdf
    ;
    ; When CAPSLOCK is turned on this ahk will send the shown Unicode "Symbols"
    ; (note:To use Capital letters, use the Normal SHIFT+letter combination)
    ;______________________________________________________________________________
    
    ;================================
    #If GetKeyState("CapsLock","T")
    
    ; this is for Lowercase letters
    a:: Send {U+1D41A}  ; a
    b:: Send {U+1D41B}  ; b
    c:: Send {U+1D41C}  ; c
    d:: Send {U+1D41D}  ; d
    
    
    ;================================
    ; this is for Capital letters
    
    +a:: Send {U+1D400}  ; A
    +b:: Send {U+1D401}  ; B
    +c:: Send {U+1D402}  ; C
    +d:: Send {U+1D403}  ; D
    
    
    ;================================
    ; this is for Digits (when using the numbers 'above' the keyboard (Not Numberpad keys)
    
    0:: Send {U+1D7CE}  ; 0
    1:: Send {U+1D7CF}  ; 1
    2:: Send {U+1D7D0}  ; 2
    3:: Send {U+1D7D1}  ; 3
    4:: Send {U+1D7D2}  ; 4
    
    
    ;================================
    ; this is for pictographs (Not all may show correctly in Windows)
    ; this demonstrates the use of say the number 9 to send a pictograph of a Pail
    ; and the Numberpad 9 to send a pictograph of a Drop.
    
    9::       Send {U+1FAA3} ; Pail
    Numpad9:: Send {U+1FA78} ; Drop
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  5. pepanee's Avatar
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    das10
    Wow, I really appreciate you mentioning this to me! I tried to use AutoHotkey in the past for other things, but was unable to figure out how it works. But this time, I read a bit of the tutorial and understood how the program works! Thank you so much for the script you wrote as a demo. I made a copy of it, and completed the rest of the letters and numbers! Took some time to do, using the reference of that site you suggested with the U+ codes, but I finally got it done! I just use the Capslock to enable the script. Nice and simple.

    Yet I have a question. Do you know where I can find the "U+" codes for punctuation marks (such as the exclamation mark, question mark, comma, period, etc)?

    Thank you so much for your suggestion!
    I also appreciated mngerhold's suggestion, yet that program was too confusing with the coding that it uses.
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  6. das10's Avatar
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    I personally haven't come across Bold equivalent 'shapes' of the punctuation marks, and also if I copy a Boldened sample from the lingojam site the punctuation marks are not changed from their normal Unicode values.

    This is also mentioned on the lingojam site:
    "Note that for the most part, there are not bold equivalents of the other symbols on your keyboard."

    Perhaps if you looked through the various Unicode Character classes, you might come across such workable punctuation marks which 'look' like the normal punctuation marks. Other than that, for things like Word docs, you could just use the Ctrl+B method mentioned by Denis in post #3, but as you know this would not work in say Explorer file/folder names.

    If you do come across any other site where they are able to bolden copyable punctuation marks, we can "try" and decode their Unicode values.

    ( link to one more site with lots of Unicode characters:
    Huge List of Unicode Character Symbols )
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  7. pepanee's Avatar
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       #17

    I see. And you're right, I noticed that the site that converts to bold font doesn't convert the punctuation marks. I appreciate the reply, thank you for all the help.
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