Problem with inserting Character.

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    Problem with inserting Character.

    Hi all, I'm new to C programming so be gentle with me.

    I have had some assignment work to do. On this i have finished the code and everything works, so dont worry im not asking for the solution because of student type lazyness!

    I have one line in my code
    Code:
    printf("Please insert the value in : ");
    I want the output text to read "Please insert the value in ", but when i run what is contained in that line it converts the into u-hat...on either side of the colon. There seems to be nothing on this on searching my c books or the interweb. I would prefer to keep this simple'ish if there is a way of doing it.

    Question - Is there a simpler method of inserting so that the user knows which currency to be inserting.

    Thanks in advance!

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    It depends on what your char set is set up to handle. Try this:

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    printf("\n Please insert the value in %c: ",  156);

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    Use the Unicode codepoint for it, i.e.
    Code:
    printf("\u00A3\n");

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    It depends on what your char set is set up to handle. Try this:

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    printf("\n Please insert the value in %c: ",  156);
    That did the trick, many thanks! Where do you get the 156 from? Is this an Extended ASCII table or from somewhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerleon View Post
    That did the trick, many thanks! Where do you get the 156 from? Is this an Extended ASCII table or from somewhere else?
    nadroj suggestion was better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterIO View Post
    nadroj suggestion was better.
    I tried both solutions, but was looking for a simpler method as my professor needs to read the source code aswell as see the output.

    With the second suggestion i dont think i put it in the proper place as it errored, so i used the first suggested method. Thanks anyway.

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    Your highest probability of success - for reasons listed in the link I provided - is the following:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <locale.h>
    
    const wchar_t pound = L'\u00a3';
    
    int main()
    {
        setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
        printf("pound = %lc\n", pound);
        return 0;
    }
    gg

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