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Secret Glyph Codes

Want to know how to get those cool little pictures in your level description?

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Just type something like this: "Look out for the falling <apple>! Press the <a button> to jump and to <left stick> to move!"

Here, apple would be replaced with a picture of an apple, A would get a picture of the A button on the controller, and left stick would be replaced with a picture of the left stick.

For adding key press graphics use the square brackets. For instance [A] will display as the A key.

Any of the programming tiles can be referenced but this only works via the internal names. Here are a few examples:

  • BBC micro:bit is <sensor.microbit>
  • ArrowKeys as a single tile: <filter.ArrowKeys>
  • WASD Keys as a single tile: <filter.WASDKeys>
  • Arrows [uparrow][downarrow][leftarrow][rightarrow]  
  • Left Button<filter.mouse.button.left>

We’ve added support for rendering all the programming tiles also. Here are a few examples:

  • Shoot is <actuator.shoot2>
  • Blip is <modifier.projectile.blip>
  • Tilt is <filter.microbit.tilt>

There's also a special one: <cr> to let you put a line break in the middle of description. 

Here's a list of all the glyph codes. Some of them have several different versions. Remember to put <> around the code to have it translated - the image should appear as soon as you press >.

A Button

  • a
  • abutton
  • a button
  • buttona
  • button a

B Button

  • b
  • bbutton
  • b button
  • buttonb
  • button b

X Button

  • x
  • xbutton
  • x button
  • buttonx
  • button x

Y Button

  • y
  • ybutton
  • y button
  • buttony
  • button y

Right Shoulder Button

  • rb
  • r shoulder
  • rshoulder
  • right shoulder
  • rightshoulder

Right Bumper Button

  • r bumper
  • rbumper
  • right bumper
  • rightbumper

Left Trigger Button

  • lt
  • l trigger
  • ltrigger
  • left trigger
  • lefttrigger
  • leftTrigger

Right Trigger Button

  • rt
  • r trigger
  • rtrigger
  • right trigger
  • righttrigger

Start Button

  • start
  • start button

Back Button

  • back
  • back button

 

Kodu

Bullet

Castle

Cloud

Coin

Cursor

Drum

Factory

Cycle

  • fastbot
  • cycle

Flyfish

Heart

Hut

Jet

Light

Mine

Ammo

Pushpad

  • pad
  • pushpad

Puck

Rock

Sputnik

  • satellite
  • sputnik

Saucer

Star

Stick

  • stick
  • stickboy

Sub

  • sub
  • subbot

Fish

  • fish
  • swimfish

Cannon

  • cannon
  • terracannon

Tree

Turtle

Wisp

 

 

 

 

See also

Coordinates and Snap-to-GridRe-center CameraPrint Kode 

Lessons

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