|Join Nairaland / Login / Trending / Recent / New|
Stats: 1,590,167 members, 2,872,664 topics. Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 03:08 AM
|Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Hunter(m): 7:30am On May 25, 2005|
Is the Naira symbol on a Keyboard?
I'm curious about this, but do keyboards purchased in Nigeria have the proper symbol for Naira like a $ symbol?
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by demmy(m): 8:04am On May 25, 2005|
One Lagos tech company Lancor Technologies recently unvailed a nigerian multilingual keyboard with the naira sign (₦) but I'm not sure whether it gone commercial.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Seun(m): 9:35am On May 25, 2005|
You do not need a special keyboard to use the Naira (₦) symbol, but you need special fonts to display it on your PC. The Arial Unicode MS, Tahoma and Lucida Sans Unicode fonts, which come with Windows XP, display the naira sign properly.
You may simply cut and paste the naira symbol below into applications like MS Office or Firefox which have good unicode support:
Pretty, isn't it? (This post will be updated later in the day)
[list][li]The Tahoma font also displays the naira sign properly (₦) in Internet Explorer[/li]
[li]The Lucida Sans Unicode font also displays the naira sign (₦) properly in Internet Explorer.[/li][li]The Arial font does [I]not[/I] display the naira sign properly in Internet Explorer(₦)[/li][li]The TImes New Roman font also does [I]not[/I] display the naira sign properly in Internet Explorer(₦)[/li][/list]
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Hunter(m): 11:40am On May 25, 2005|
Lucky i use mozilla firefox then
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by obong(m): 4:30am On Jun 13, 2005|
Anyone here plan to use the konyin keyboard? www.konyin.com
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Seun(m): 11:22am On Jun 13, 2005|
Very few people are going to buy a new keyboard just because of the symbols. This is a niche product and I hope the marketers realise this.
[list][li]First of all, no Nigerian is going to buy a new, more expensive keyboard just because of the naira sign. People already are able to type the naira sign using MS Word.[/li][li]Only a very small subset of PC users ever have reason to type documents in the local languages - lecturers of Yoruba/Ibo/hausa and their students, scriptwriters and producers of Yoruba/Ibo/Hausa films, et cetera.[/li][li]Therefore the company should target these people specifically and they might be able to make a little money[/li][li]If they are lucky and the price is right, they might be able to convince some local PC manufacturers to use their keyboard.[/li][/list]
So that's my view on the issue of the Konyin keyboard.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by hotangel2(f): 7:32pm On Jul 06, 2005|
awww,, the naira sign is so pretty.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Ka: 11:18pm On Jul 06, 2005|
If you desperately need to 'fake' it in Word, you can just apply the double strikethrough style to a capital 'N' by going 'Format' > 'Font' > 'Effects' > 'Double Strikethrough'
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by IAH(f): 3:48pm On Jul 07, 2005|
Ka, that's good info!
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Chxta(m): 3:53pm On Jul 09, 2005|
Zinox comes with the naira sign on their keyboards.
For everything else, there is Mastercard
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by rufaai(m): 11:36am On Aug 10, 2005|
Hey, For me i use a defferent idea...
It came to me when I wanted to write the naira symbol while typing... This is what i suggest =N= though it looks to silly...
But I think I have developed something, didnt i
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by hotangel2(f): 6:41am On Aug 11, 2005|
That's what i use too, =N= because I don't seem to get the original one.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by WesleyanA(f): 9:11am On Aug 12, 2005|
never had a reason to use it.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by layi(m): 2:39pm On Aug 12, 2005|
Its gone commercial. Heard its 5K N srry
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Seun(m): 2:46pm On Aug 12, 2005|
It's funny how much money people will spend to get the naira sign, which you can just cut and paste from this page!
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by goldenoc(f): 9:06am On Aug 31, 2005|
seun we are not talking of copying and pasting, weare talking of having it in the keyboard as a symbol
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by WesleyanA(f): 12:53am On Sep 01, 2005|
well, nigerians will have to create their own computer keyboards to do that.
there's only one monetary symbol on my keyboard and it's that of the US ....they put their symbol on their computers (it's mine now) and there's nothing you can do about it.
nigerians should really do something . hehe
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Gbenro: 3:48pm On Sep 16, 2005|
I don't think WesleyanA has been following the reply threads.
THERE IS A NIGERIAN KEYBOARD WITH NAIRA SYMBOL ON A KEY.
The keyboard is called KỌNYIN Nigeria Multilingual Keyboard. I have been to the website and noticed that the keyboard surprisingly has all the major currency symbols on it too. (Dollar, Euro, Pound and Naira)
I think, the company may be up to something and hope our prople in Nigeria will support them, somehow I doubt that, we Nigerians will only buy what is made by white people.
GOD save us from ourselves.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by WesleyanA(f): 11:03pm On Sep 16, 2005|
cool. . . what does the keyboard look like?
and yes i haven't been following the reply posts.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Gbenro: 4:29pm On Sep 17, 2005|
Here we go, I got this from the website, they also have a catalog at:
The PDF file is big
I have already put in an order for one. I will let you all know how it actually works later.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by WesleyanA(f): 4:49pm On Sep 17, 2005|
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Scorpio(f): 8:31pm On Oct 18, 2005|
Dat's cute, unfortunately they don't have it here
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by hotangel2(f): 4:48am On Oct 20, 2005|
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Gbenro: 6:30pm On Oct 25, 2005|
Guys, it works, it really, really works.
I was pleasantly surprised that it works just like my standard keyboard.
First - The installation of the driver was simple enough. You’re asked to select Nigeria or other countries.
If you select Nigeria, then the default currency symbol in the language locale of your PC becomes the Naira sign, and if you use spreadsheets like Excel, the currency symbol will be the Naira.
Second - Typing the Nigerian specific alphabets was also very intuitive and straight forward. The beauty for me is that if you forget to press the "Ng" key for the Nigerian alphabet, you will still get the alphabet you are used to using.
The only problem I noticed is that you need to select a Unicode Font that includes all the extended Latin characters, like - Arial Unicode MS or Microsoft Sans Serif, or you will just get boxes (" ₦ "
Otherwise, I now agree that the product KỌNYIN Nigeria Multilingual Keyboard is quite brilliant and I think every Nigerian, no matter where they are in the world, should be using this keyboard.
KUDOS to http://www.konyin.com
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by blendz4real(m): 9:42am On Oct 29, 2005|
I don't think there is any need having a special key for the Naira Symbol, Just type (N) and double strike through from the format menu. It's simple I guess
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Gbenro: 2:22pm On Oct 29, 2005|
How do you use your "(N) with double strike through" in a spreadsheet and make sure it sums up your numbers.
Can you give me the trick to that? I use MS Excel for my financial.
OH by-the-way the attached excel spreadsheet below was created using the KỌNYIN Nigeria Multilingual Keyboard.
This keyboard is the best thing that can happen to Nigeria Naira Symbol.
After almost 5 months of using this Keyboard for my work on financial applications: I strongly recommend this keyboard.
Go to: http://www.konyin.com and buy one today!
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by vichel(m): 6:47pm On Jan 02, 2006|
I don't know about u guys, but i use the shift key and the number 3 at the top of the keyboard to display this sign #1,000. Wat ur think
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by charlisco(m): 5:58pm On Jan 21, 2006|
How can i achieve the Naria sign perfectly in Ms Excel?
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Seun(m): 7:51pm On Jan 21, 2006|
Just cut and paste the big Naira sign from this page into MS Excel, and it will work. That's all you need to do! Alternatively, you can get the konyin keyboard though it's not really necessary.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Gbenro: 11:57pm On Jan 23, 2006|
Here is how you insert the Naira sign into MS Excel.
Follow the two steps in the image below. (Click Insert > then click Symbol > then select the font > then pull down subset and select Currency symbols > then double click the Naira sign)
Note that you have to select a Font that includes the Naira sign (Microsoft Sans Serif or Arial Unicode MS will do)
Now this will only insert the Naira sign as a text.
But, if you want to do summations or calculations with Naira signs, you can either change your regional settings to add the naira sign as your default currency sign or if you really need to use the Naira sign and do calculations on a consistent basis, then get the Kọnyin keyboard.
If you ask me, I will say get the Kọnyin keyboard, I have one and it is unbelievable. It is not just the Naira sign, but it also allows you to type Latin extended letters and add tonal marks for Nigerian languages.
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by Seun(m): 5:37am On Jan 31, 2006|
All this because people can't cut and paste!
|Re: Naira Sign (₦) On A Keyboard? by mikebuddy(m): 3:28pm On Jan 31, 2006|
When i finish work on my MIKEBUDDY keyboard i wont see this trend again i guess.
|Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health |
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket
Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2016 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 77