"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


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.

Dvorak is also ANSI accepted and on there, but Dvorak international is not. There is a good homemade version for it here

Hope that helps.

September 2, 2013

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

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

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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