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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbluttrull

are there hot keys for accents?

February 26, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karint

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HodofHod

Thanks! This should be in an FAQ somewhere.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

But it doesn't seem to do Polish characters.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zwalt00

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tmvphil

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)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garrettowne

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spiderkitten

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

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