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Re: Accents

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) > > Irina
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 qúícklý! 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' ?? Stephen Mulraney


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>