Is there an alt code for the irony mark
(؟)? If there isn't, is there some way I can set my keyboard to create an ؟ when I press
Alt Gr+Y ?
For entry methods that require decimal instead of hex :
[*]. Sorry, this doesn't show up on my system so I can't verify. The arabic question mark U+061F does tho.
There doesn't seem to be an ALT-code for it, for some reason. You can set up Word to handle this using AutoCorrect.
Press Windows+R, then type:
... and press Enter, to bring up the Character Map program, then scroll down till you find character U+061F. It's about half-way down, see the U+ codes in the status bar at the bottom of the window. Then click Select button, followed by the Copy button.
Now you have an Irony symbol in your clipboard, go to Word, and select AutoCorrect Options (from the Tools menu if you're using Word 2002). Type (?) in the 'Replace' field, then press Ctrl+V (for paste) in the 'With' field, then click OK.
Now whenever you type (?), Word will automatically replace those three characters with the irony symbol ؟
Normal Alt-codes can't be used for characters outside the cp1252 (Western European) or DOS (without leading 0) character sets.
You can make your own keyboard layout to add it on any particular combination by using MSKLC.
Seems like the irony mark is not a standard ALT code.
Maybe it comes from another language.