* Bruce Miller [Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:32:01 -0500]: > I am looking for the simplest way to enter non-English characters from > an English keyboard (e.g.å é û ). In Windows, it was never hard; there > are few enough that I usually remembered the Alt+nnn keycode for the > 437 and 850 codepages. For longer texts, the WordPerfect (Ctrl-w) > function was also dead easy. Rarely, I switched to another keyboard > layout and kept the layout diagram propped open in front of me. I think that, if the number of non-English characters is low (which seems to be the case, since you'd accept Alt+nnn) a very convenient approach can be the use of the Multi Key. (I don't know where it may be in a Canadian keyboard but in my Spanish layout, the default X11 symbols assign it to Shift+Ralt = Shift+AltGr.) It works very simply: å = MultiKey, o, a é = MultiKey, ', e û = MultiKey, ^, u I use commas to separate keys since they are to be typed sequentially, rather than at once. There must be also somewhere a list of composites, but is rather intuitive (ou = ů, "a = ä, `i = ì, ae = æ, etc.) HTH. -- Adeodato Simó (a.k.a. thibaut) EM: asp16 [ykwim] alu.ua.es | IM: my_dato [jabber.org] | PK: DA6AE621 The reader this message encounters not failing to understand is cursed.
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