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asked 2012-08-17 19:13:51 +0200Dreamdeer
How do I modify the keyboard so that I can get an accent on vowels by hitting alt-a, alt-e, alt-i, etc.? The keyboard modifier only seems to go as far as actions, rather than reassigning characters. The help menu, when I ask about accents, seems to want me to stop mid-word, go to insert, and then thumb through a list of special characters. Since I use accents frequently in writing fiction, and fiction-writing does not flow well if you keep having to stop mid-word, this does not look to me like a solution. Archaic programs of various brands used to make it easy to modify keyboards to include frequently used characters (I also use n with ~ on top of it, too) but they don't run well on modern computers.
answered 2012-08-26 02:48:09 +0200horst
Depending on what keyboard layout you normally use, I might have a solutions that works for me since Win98. I have to use my german umlaute in US. If you are using a US Keyboard layout with Windows, you can install the US-International Keyboard (comes with Win). Now you have 2 options to insert Umlaute or spanish, french special characters like this: 1. Press right Alt-key also called AltChr (NOT the right one) and some letter and number keys to get your stuff. E.g. AltChr+n -> ñ, weird but works AltChr+y -> ü. 2. Key combination of diacritical with corresponding letter. The diacriticals are "dead keys" when pressed do not show on screen only after you enter a letter. E.g. ~+n -> ñ, "+u -> ü. Works for all combination with: ~ ` ^ " ' . Attached is keyboard1.ods which shows option 1 layout.keyboard1.ods
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Asked: 2012-08-17 19:13:51 +0200
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Last updated: Aug 26 '12