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Character-mode charmap applet

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, March 13, 2003, 20:01
Here is a trivial but convenient program for people who are using X terminal
windows (like me) with the U.S. ASCII-only keyboard (like me).  By holding
down the right-hand Alt key you can get the non-ASCII Latin-1 characters, but
the scheme is non-mnemonic.

In Windows you can use the charmap applet or the U.S. International keyboard
(I switch between U.S. and U.S. International when I'm on Windows).  The
utterly trivial Perl program I've attached prints out the Latin-1 characters
in a sensible order, with their hex equivalents.  Each character is surrounded
by two whitespaces so that it will go into the X selection if you double
click on it, and you can then paste it anywhere using the middle mouse button.
The program is meant to be run in an Xterm window or the equivalent.
(Non-X folks, please excuse all this.)

Anyway, some of you may find it handy.

John Cowan
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Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>