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Re: OT typewriter woes (was: ¡u ?op ?p?s dn ?? ? ?? u?? oo? no?)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Monday, December 8, 2008, 20:32
Phil Driscoll wrote:> > In MS Word, inputting them should be easy. Can't you >
select Insert -> Symbol from the menu? That will bring> up a box showing all
the characters defined in the > current font. You can just click on the one you
want > or you can set up short-cut keys for the ones you use> the most.
True, but it's cumbersome if you use a lot of special chars. In Word, I took
advantage of "assign keystroke".
When I was using Open Office for most writing, I created macros, a detailed process
but it speeded things up. The only problem was when using old TNR, I had to use
IPA chars from another font, usually Thryomanes. (I also typed a lot in
Thryomanes, until I discovered publishers wanted TNR. Boo hiss.) Then a kind
colleague clued me into the new Vista version of TNR, which includes IPA and a
lot of other unicode. I needed help to install it, but it is a wonderment !!>
From: "Njenfalgar" <njenfalgar@...>> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 5:09 AM>
Subject: Re: OT typewriter woes> > > > Wow, and I thought Microsoft Word to be
messy... > > (Only some fonts contain IPA characters, and inputting > > them is
a rather nontrivial task.) Long live LaTeX's > > Tipa package! :-)> > > >
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