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

"Special" characters

What's a good way to get characters such as é œ ç ï onto intuitive keyboard shortcuts? Having to break typing to reach up and click buttons is rather jarring.

August 31, 2013

4 Comments


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

Your computer already comes with a layout for International characters because it is an ANSI accepted layout. This zine is specifically about switching to a Dvorak keyboard, but has really good instructions on how to switch layouts for both Windows and Apple near the end. http://www.dvzine.org/zine/01-toc.html

Dvorak is also ANSI accepted and on there, but Dvorak international is not. There is a good homemade version for it here http://arjenvankol.com/dvorak.php

Hope that helps.

September 2, 2013

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

Alt Gr + a/e/i/o/u turns them into á é í ó ú.

If you want others, you will have to remember alt codes, change the keyboard layout or get special software.

September 1, 2013

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

altgr + key with accent, base key. Btw, duolingo doesn't care if you just use the base character instead, which is very handy for timed practice.

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/remathews25

I have the alt codes for the vowels, ñ, and ¿, but not for the upside down ! needed in Spanish. Help?

November 22, 2013
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