Keyboards (was OE diphthongs/breaking)
|From:||David McCann <david@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 15:58|
On Tue, 2008-07-22, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Right-alt (a.k.a. Alt Gr) only works with the keyboard set to US Intl,
> which might have other undesired effects (like turning some
> punctuation marks into dead keys).
> I don't much use Windows, so I don't have a good setup for typing
> non-ASCII characters on it. I tend to resort to the Character Map
> utility for anything except the characters useful for the Spanish
> language, whose numpad codes I've memorized (161='¡', 191='¿',
> 225='á', 233='é', 237='í', 241='ñ', 243='ó', 250='ú', 252='ü').
Do Windows users know that you can get a keyboard layout modification
program (free!) from Microsoft's website? I can't vouch for it, since
I've never had a computer running Windows, but it sounds a good idea. Of
course, Linux keyboard drivers are plain text, so anyone can rewrite
them. On mine, Alt-Gr+a is ə; unless I've pressed GroupShift (aka Menu),
when it becomes ☉. Entering codes takes me back to MDSOS in the 80s: no
wonder so many people still use that ghastly SAMPA rubbish.
Where can you get þ from Compose-b-p, Tristan? I've never seen it listed
for Solaris and it certainly doesn't work on my Linux PC.