https://www.duolingo.com/jbluttrull

are there hot keys for accents?

2/26/2013, 8:14:04 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/karint
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I use keyboard shortcuts all the time during lessons - once you're used to them it's really quick:) Check out http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/codemac.html for Mac shortcuts and http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/codeint.html for Windows.

2/26/2013, 10:16:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/HodofHod

Thanks! This should be in an FAQ somewhere.

10/27/2013, 4:29:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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But it doesn't seem to do Polish characters.

1/23/2014, 2:29:24 AM

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Hey ziggKogg - I think it covers at least most of them from the Polish I've seen:) Take a look at the extended accent codes here: http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/codemacext.html

Perhaps this link will help our Windows users too: http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/keyboards/winkey.html#russian

1/23/2014, 2:37:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Yeah shame there's no further way of customizing the layout; I'm having issues the switched "z" and "y". ^__^

I was hoping for ALT codes.

1/23/2014, 2:51:47 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/HodofHod

If you're interested, I've written a userscript that allows you to easily type accented characters. All you need to do is press ALT together with the base letter (i.e., a = ą, c = ć, e = ę), and it'll automatically insert the accented letter. For ż, just hold ALT and tap Z twice.

It's available, together with instructions on how to add it to your browser, here: https://github.com/HodofHod/Userscripts

1/23/2014, 4:34:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Installed it, sweet little piece of code mi amigo! Gracias. ^_^

1/23/2014, 3:11:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/zwalt00
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I just discovered today how to change the language on my keyboard to include hotkeys. I don't know what OS you're using, but here is a site that explains changing on windows XP and Vista (I suggest using English - International): http://www.conversationexchange.com/resources/keyboard-language.php

2/26/2013, 8:53:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tmvphil
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For mac there is the 'option key'. For instance option-u followed by another letter accents that letter with an umlaut. Also option-s for ß (I see you're doing german)

2/27/2013, 3:50:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/garrettowne
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I just finished Spanish and did about 99% of it on my iPhone. I found that with the iPhone you could change the language and toggle back and forth between English and Spanish by only pushing a Globe Icon on the keyboard. I imagine this isn’t limited to just Spanish.

2/26/2013, 11:30:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mendota

if you change the layout of your keyboard, you can get accented letters áéíóú and even things like ç and ñ with simple two-key combinations:

http://code.google.com/p/usialtgr/

2/27/2013, 2:06:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/spiderkitten

There is a chart specifically for german over here: http://german.about.com/library/blcharcodes.htm (scroll down)

2/27/2013, 3:35:57 AM
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