|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 16:53|
On Tue, 8 Jan 2002 09:25:42 +0100
Irina Rempt <irina@...> wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 January 2002 04:10, laokou wrote:
> > From: "Clint Jackson Baker"
> > > Now that I've brought up the subject (not how I
> > > intended to, though), how do the rest of you send your
> > > e-mails with accent marks? I read them just fine.
> > Alt codes, my good man, Alt codes.
> This only works if you use Windows, though, and not all of us use
> Windows (nor do we want to). In fact I spent most of my time on the
> list with a text-only terminal. I have a directory full of little
> files, each with one accented letter and called things like
> "e-acute", to insert as needed.
> These days, I use the KDE character picker (but it doesn't have a
> euro sign; I copied it from someone's mail once and have since
> misplaced it)
Well if you happen to use vim, you can do control-K followed by an
obvious two-character sequence to get a non-keyboard symbol. Eg. ^K
followed by e " gives ë. Very nice and easy. Even better, the command
:dig shows a list of all the digraphs.
I discovered this about a month ago, and it's wonderfull - better than
alt-codes, better than charselectors, and much better than the directory
full of files kludge, which I used to use too! ¡Nöwåðays Í can týpe thêm
As for the euro sign, I believe it's only in iso-8859-15, not
iso-8859-1 But I don't know how to make this work in e.g. terminals.
Won't check it out until I really need to send someone a euro symbol.
(Even then I'll probably just browse the web until I find one and cut and
paste!). Euro symbols might be mangled by gateways etc too - the pound
symbol £ does.
BTW, why do Americans call # ('hash', 'octothorp') the 'pound symbol' ??