Although some codes (e.g., Tab and Line Feed) are still in general use, most
control range codes are unused in documents. The PC gave these codes new life
as text by assigning graphical symbols to them so that DOS text mode
applications could have some rudimentary graphics capability, but this use was
never popular. Most current applications do not use the control codes in
documents, and instead use the associated keystrokes as command shortcuts. In
contrast, Smart Characters uses many of these control codes as an adjunct to
text to designate the boundaries and types of text objects in a stream, calling
object type codes(5-
For a list of control code symbols, see the
Object Type Codes
object type code(D-
key inserts the code directly into the document at the insertion point,
splitting any existing
into two objects, with the second object adopting the
of the newly inserted object type code.
text is the non-break space. From the keyboard, ^B enters the Bopomofo code
^D Notes code(5- 8).
^E English code(5- 8).
^F ENGLISH code(5- 8).
^N Pinyin code(5- 9).
^O Romaji code(5- 8).
^P Punctuation code(5- 8).
^Q Stroke code(5- 9) or Alternate code.
^R Characters code(5- 9).
^T enters the Katakana code(5- 9) ^X.*
^U Hangul code.*
^V Bpmf code(5- 9), which is entered by typing ^B.*
^W Hiragana code(5- 9).
^X Katakana code(5- 9), which is entered by typing ^T.*
^Y Arabic code.*
^\ Literal code(5- 9).
^] Format code(5- 9). * Several Ctrl+ key combinations are preempted by their roles as Windows shortcut keys(5- 12).
^I Tab (the Tab key).
^K Soft page (managed automatically by Smart Characters).
^L Form feed or hard page.
^M Hard return (the Enter key).
hyphen (hard hyphen does not break the line).
These codes are used for
or quotation mark.
^C Substitute variable substitutes a value for the code.
^G Hidden text (used in a topic reference pointer(12- 3)).
^^ Topic header(12- 3) if in column 1 only.
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