Using AutoCorrect to automatically change to accented letters.

You do not need an Esperanto keyboard to make life easier. Just use Word's auto correct option. Set it up so that jx/ becomes ĵ, etc. Cap normally using your shift key.

Left side of autocorrect, type: jx/

Right side of autocorrect, type: ĵ

Hit add.

Now every time you type jx/ in Word, you will get the ĵ.

I use autocorrect for entire sentences in another job.

Here is an example:

left side of autocorrect: isue/

right side: I use autocorrect for entire sentences in another job.

P.S.: Yves Nevelsteen just provided this link, and this is way better than what I offered: I am downloading the .exe file right now!

1 year ago


I use ^c - ĉ, ... (all grouped with the same prefix. Available in Office programs only). Why do you have "/" in the end? Space backspace are quicker to access. The other combinations, eg. ux, may interfere with other languages (eg. French words).

Tried EO with Canadian Multilingual Standard; Now English (AU) with US - Esperanto keyboard and Alt-GR c for ĉ... from dpc-1974-australio

It's best to review this 1st:

However Microsoft has to do much more effort to accommodate the future of Esperanto.

SwiftKey had done outstanding job on Android (and I think iOS).

1 year ago

I use the / for two reasons. First, I don't have to extend my finger to reach it on this keyboard. Second, I work online part time and my auto correct is full of shortcuts. The / keeps everything orderly for me. For example, if I type xtps/, the computer spits out, nicely capitalized, "The computer returned from the operating room in satisfactory condition." If I type cxr/ I get "chest x-ray revealed", while "cxe" gives me "chest exam revealed. For me, AC is a huge boon because it cuts typing in half. I use only MS Word for my part-time job. If I have a great deal to type for some other non-Word-based platform, I type it in Word and spend the five seconds I need to select/copy/paste. I guess it's all a matter of what comes most naturally to the typist.

1 year ago


I thought it might be a special trigger, but it only adds "/" at end of the replacement. I tested with ^c/ to ĉ and got "ĉ/" To activate the AT & use space (even easier with the thumb) and then backspace if in the middle of the word. I also use Word to type in my log before I paste to the browser.

The DLL that I installed is universal (triggered with Alt-Gr for the specified keyboard).

1 year ago

Maybe the version of Word has something to do with it. For one job I use Word 2003, which I love and which is totally under my control.. For the other job I use 2010, which I hate, and which is pushed down to me through a system.

1 year ago

If you are using the US International keyboard, you can probably use AltGr+6 <letter>, where AltGr is the right Alt key by default. Kind of awkward, but it works on every program.

There are ways to produce your own keyboard layouts for each operating system.

1 year ago
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