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If you want ĉ ĝ ĥ ĵ ŝ ŭ...


That is an app for computers, really useful for windows to type esperanto characters. I hope it will be usefull :DD

Also thanks Esperanto team :')

May 28, 2015



I am using tajpi and would also recommend it.


My computer wouldn't let me download it. Threat name: Suspicious.Cloud.9 I am sad. I was so excited to use it.


Just disable your firewall.


Email the developer, he is really friendly.


You can just type the Latin letter with an "x" after it, and it works just fine. (It shows it as a typo, but marks it correct.) http://gyazo.com/fe201a7d44f3bd8ca940095ea4d5e99d

This is actually a way people type Esperanto without using a special keyboard, btw, it isn't just a glitch. :P


Actually, I got a flat out incorrect for "Gxis revido", bedauxrinde.


That's odd. Well, at the time of my screenshot, I sent a report suggesting that they allow the x-system be correct (instead of a typo, or in your case, incorrect). It would be nice if they do that, just to make getting through lessons a bit more efficient.


I found using the compose key on linux to be painful, and (not that I tried very hard but) couldn't find anything corresponding to Tajpi for linux, so I just made a very small chrome extension https://github.com/jcreedcmu/anstatauxi to do x-system replacement in duolingo as you type.

I also put it on the chrome web store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/anstatauxi/geffaabblpcfabmjdoipmfplglceofgj


Great! It depends in which linux you have, becuase many let you use Esperanto as a language, and it replaces useless letters (for esperanto) with esperanto letters, y->ŭ


Cool, I didn't know that! I'm running some mutant version of ubuntu with a lot of the shiny new gnome stuff angrily stripped out since apparently some part of me still wants to live in a circa-1999 fvwm2 setup.


Hahah, search keyboard options and try everything!


In Portuguese layout (for Linux), people only need to type ^ + letter, without any tweak in the layout.


Oh wow, I haven't seen you around in forever. Nice to "see" you again! :)


bonan revidon al vi ankaŭ :) mi ne supozis ke mi estas tiom memorebla...

And I'm sure you've got to be tired of hearing it, but congratulations on getting this out the door! Very impressed at the amount of content, how few errors there seem to be (but I've definitely been reporting any that I can find! :) Great work!


Thanks :-)

Do you know if there is an equivalent for Mac computers?


For Mac computers, you have some options:

  • Use the U.S. Extended keyboard, which allows you to add an accent onto all the relevant characters. (Go to the System Preferences under the Apple symbol in the Menu, then the Keyboard Preference Panel, then click the + sign and select U.S. Extended). Then, you can add the accent mark by pressing the Option and 6 (^) key simultaneously, and then pressing the letter you want.
  • You can also install a custom Esperanto keyboard linked to in the Tips and Notes, which will turn the keys of letters not in Esperanto like Q and X into the relevant characters.


Thanks for this!


Nedankinde! ^_^


No, sorry, I don't know :( but there might be


You probably can use a software binding macros to keys (like autohotkey for windows).


If you don't like one of the mac keyboards with EO characters available in the net:

On the mac, keyboard arrangements are simple XML files, so you can easily edit your favorite one to include all the characters/functions you like. If you feel uncomfortable editing text files, you can also use the graphical program Ukulele[1] to create 'your perfect keyboard' interactively.

[1] http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele


If you use a compose key commands are:

  • compose ^ c for ĉ (and similarly for the other letters, substitute c for what you want)
  • compose u u for ŭ

[deactivated user]

    For speakers of languages in addition to Esperanto, there are other compose key programs such as AllChars and WinCompose which achieve similar goals but with a much wider array of characters.


    When I try to download the .exe file, my virus detector goes bonkers. :-/


    That's weird, but also usually happens with not well-known web pages.


    It's somewhat off-topic, but I'm completely amazed how many Linux users are here o_O


    I'm not surprised, free and open-source software philosophy and Esperanto philosophy overlap quite a bit. From what I've seen, a substantial amount of Esperantists are computer geeks in some way.


    Does anybody know how to get this for an LG tablet?


    Which Operating System does it have?


    I'm not sure what you mean, its an Android.


    That, android, search in the keyboard options, and try to find out if esperanto is a language option, if not, search a keyboard app, there are A LOT, google keyboard has esperanto between its languages as far as i know


    Thank you so much!!!, it works ŝĝŭĵĉ.


    Eĥoŝanĝo ĉiuĵaŭde! :-D


    I'm glad I'm useful :)


    And try "ĥ" too ;)


    I ran eĥoŝanĝo ĉiuĵaŭde through several Esperanto-English dictionaries and could not find this anywhere. BTW (ĥ) :).


    For US keyboard layouts on Debian-derivative Linux distributions, you can add the right ALT key as a compose character. Edit the /etc/defaults/keyboard file, updating "XKBVARIANT=altgr-intl". If you don't want to wait for your next reboot to start using it, you can also run "setxkbmap us altgr-intl" to affect the change immediately (but doing only this will not make the change permanent).

    Right ALT + 6 (release) C = ĉ

    Right ALT + 6 (release) SHIFT + C = Ĉ

    Repeat this pattern for ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, and ŝ.

    Right ALT + SHIFT + 9 (release) U = ŭ

    Personally, I hate the CAPSLOCK key and feel it should be a control character, so my keyboard file also contains "XKBOPTIONS=ctrl:nocaps".


    My new favorite keyboard configuration for Debian-derivative Linux systems offers keyboard layout switching by tapping LSHIFT+RSHIFT as well as Unicode markup.





    For Ĉ̂, you type C RALT+SHIFT+6, or alternatively switch to the Esperanto keyboard layout by tapping both SHIFT keys. Be sure to use the basic variant as a fallback, otherwise the ALTGR style keys won't work for the US keyboard. You can review what layouts, variants, and options are available by consulting the following file:


    Edit, reboot. Or alternatively, just test it out in your current session:

    setxkbmap -layout us,epo -variant intl-unicode,basic -option grp:shifts_toggle -option grp_led:caps


    Can somebody please tell me how to type esperanto character WITHOUT programs.


    This depends on your OS. There should be Esperanto keyboards for every popular OS on the internet, if your OS does not come with one.

    • Linuxen come with an Esperanto keyboard installed, just add it in your Settings, OR if you want to keep your key positions, activate "Add Esperanto circumflex characters" in the Options, OR if you're even not content with that, connect keys and characters at your will i.e. with setxkb. (No admin rights needed for all these options.)

    • OS X: Put a name.keylayout file (these are simple xml files, no executable code) into ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/ . One option is the iksoj keyboard from http://meeuw.org/osx/ OR create your own your.keyboard file modelled from one in /Library/... OR create your own keyboard interactively with ukulele http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsiid=ukelele OR use the US Extended / ABC extended keyboard and type ^+letter (^=⌥+6, breve=⌥+b), similar options exist for other national keyboards (No admin rights needed for all these options.)

    • Redmond OSes: Ask google, maybe this is helpful for you http://millikeys.sourceforge.net/asset/esperanto.html, but there are some DLLs in the archive files for some reason. Last time I used one of these systems (years ago), keyboards were simple text files like in the other OSs, but maybe that was giving the user too much control over his property. There seems to be a program called Microsoft Keyboard Creator that does something similar as Ukulele https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/globalization/keyboardlayouts.aspx

    • Android: My phone includes Esperanto characters out of the box.

    • IOs: There seem to be Esperanto keyboards in the app store, I don't have such a phone.


    PS there is a collection of links at http://lingvo.org/klavaro, but maybe that is too long and confusing.


    Is there anything for windows 8?


    Apparently not, I made my own .exe with some program I don't remember.


    Does it work for windows 8?

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