Uploading special character to use as colophon

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  • #1086410

    Is there a way to upload an icon from Word to use as a colophon (also called a dingbat) to denote the close of a blog post? The Twenty Twelve template allows the insertion of only a limited number of HTML special characters. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is sketchesbybaz.com.

    #1086521

    raincoaster
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    Just upload it as an image and insert it centered from the media library every time.

    #1086527

    justpi
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    “The Twenty Twelve template allows the insertion of only a limited number of HTML special characters.”
    That’s not correct – themes have nothing to do with what you can insert in a post. You can insert any icon for which there’s an HTML entity or decimal code. Here’s some dingbats:
    http://www.danshort.com/HTMLentities/index.php?w=dingb

    #1086541

    These are not working for me. When I type the HTML code from the site list suggested, the character looks fine in the “text” view of the post (I tried ❡), but in the “visual” it shows as an empty square. I use Chrome, so I tried Mozilla, but the same thing happened. I customized the Twenty Twelve body text to Calluna. Could it be a limitation of that font?

    #1086712

    I think it’s possible what you described could be a limitation of the font, but it could also be something else. I did check the text of an example post from your blog at http://sketchesbybaz.com/2012/12/21/life-or-theatre/ and I see that you are using this HTML at the end of your post:

    <span style="color: #e2aa1c; font-size: small;">¶</span>

    And it’s looks correct to me when I look at it using Chrome 23 or Firefox 17.0.1.

    #1086715

    The ¶ character http://sketchesbybaz.com/2012/12/21/life-or-theatre/ still looks okay to me. Are you still having trouble, or is everything okay now?

    #1086718

    Yes, thanks for responding to my question! I really appreciate the helpfulness of the WP staff.

    #1086719

    yay !

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