typing diacritics with a numpad
I'm trying to learn how to type things without too much fuss but does anybody know how to type ô or œ? alt code suggestions I see (0244 and 0156) produce ⌠ and £ just those two escape me so far otherwise it's a tad frustrating having to shift my right hand and enter 4 keystrokes for é but at least I can manage that
Why do you enter four keystrokes for 'é' and 'ô'? Are you familiar with the US-International keyboard layout? You only need to use an alt code for 'œ'.
It's easier to load a keyboard (available for free from your operating system) for French. That way you do not have to move your right hand off the keyboard, plus you'll need less keystrokes per diacritical mark. Try the Canadian French keyboard, which is better than the Standard French for English speakers as it's QWERTY and not AZERTY, or an "International" keyboard.
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