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Re: TECH (?) question: diacritics

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 6:04
On 2007-11-05 caeruleancentaur wrote:
 > > You should be able to get what you want using the
 > > Unicode combining
 > > >chars in all three places.
 > I never gave that a thought. I thought that I was limited
 > to what was given at the bottom of the edit page.

Since I changed and expanded the special character insertion
utility on FrathWiki a lot is "given at the bottom of the
edit page". Check out


Most everything Latin Greek or Cyrillic can be found there,
along with combining diacritics and punctuation (Note the
scrolling box!) If something is wanting or hard to find you
can make your own list as per

<> if the long URL is broken).

If anything is not clear, doesn't work for you or you need
help, please contact me. It means I ought to improve the
documentation -- or the utility itself! Perhaps the user
specific block should be placed outside the scroll box, or
in a scroll box of its own? The idea with the scroll box is
that one should not have to scroll the page itself for ever
and ever before getting to the save and preview buttons at
the bottom of the page, but maybe it makes the charinsert
section harder to use and peruse?

 > I'll check it out. I'm working hard now on getting my
 > lexicon up to snuff on my word processor. Then I'll
 > transfer it to FrathWiki. Thanks for the tip.

FrathWiki runs on MediaWiki, which is Unicode enabled, so
anything Unicode works, and can AFAIK also be used with
charinsert if one wants to. The question is if you really
need the step in the word processor? If you want to work
offline an Unicode enabled text editor might do the trick.
Try BabelPad and its sidekick BabelMap. The latter allows
you to copy and paste into any Unicode enabled application.


/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
   "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
   à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
   ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
   c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)