Greek symbol in email address

  cruiser2 16:51 16 Jun 2010
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I have been given a handwritten email address. One of the characters looks like the Greek letter "Omega". This is a circle with a vertical line through the centre.
The email address would be:[email protected], where "?" is the Greek letter.
Any suggestions for inserting this letter into the email address.
Unfortunately I cannot contact the person who gave me his address as he is now going back to Australia and I do not have any other contact details.

  lotvic 17:02 16 Jun 2010

"a circle with a vertical line through the centre"
That means that it is a 0 (zero) and not the letter O

  six-h 17:07 16 Jun 2010

The letter you refer to is: ?
English pronunciation: "Phi"
"Omega" on the other hand has the symbol: ?

Not a clue how email would handle these symbols though!

  six-h 17:08 16 Jun 2010

Hmm.. seems that the forum also has difficulty with them ! lol

  Diemmess 17:14 16 Jun 2010

Have you tried start > all programs > Accessories > System tools > Character Map.

You can scroll through all sorts and select the one closest and copy/paste it.

If you really mean a vertical line, then Greek Phi is close, though different squiggle between upper and lower case.

School moemories - Theta ..... the character map with the diagonal stroke looks different from my idea of Theta.

Now I hope someone has/will pop up with an easier answer.

  Diemmess 17:17 16 Jun 2010

lotvic's answer must be spot on. Why didn't I think of that.
Addded to which most addresses now require a numeral at the end.

  Technotiger 17:17 16 Jun 2010

Can you not Cut & Paste the email address?

  Technotiger 17:19 16 Jun 2010

Hmm, sorry, just noticed the address you have is hand-written !

  octal 19:17 16 Jun 2010

You mean like this? click here

  Sea Urchin 19:57 16 Jun 2010

I agree with lotvic - it's very likely to be a zero.

  lotvic 20:17 16 Jun 2010

It's something I've always done whenever there might be confusion between a zero and letter O.
I thought it was common practice.


Anyway click here Scroll down about 2/3 page to
"Slashed Zero. The problem with the number 0 is that it looks far too much like the letter O in some fonts. Some folks like to differentiate the two by using a slashed zero in place of a zero. When you apply the Slashed Zero OpenType style, every zero appears with a slash automatically."

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