Quick script for typing accented characters (nerd alert).
I wrote a rudimentary script that allows me to type turkish characters faster. For example, if I type c` (which is "c" + backtick) then it replaces it with ç. You could tweak it for other languages.
Maybe someone knows a faster way with OSX to do this, but I tried a few things that just were painful, and I wanted to not have to slow down to get my answers perfect.
It runs in the Tampermonkey extension of Chrome. It should be set to run only on https://www.duolingo.com/skill/*
Alternatives very welcome, as it is this is what I know:
-- there are keyboard shortcuts for playing recordings and so forth, this keeps my hands fully on the keyboard.
-- this technique is faster than holding down a key and waiting for choices (which doesn't work for every letter anyway)
-- if I switch to the turkish keyboard it's a disaster, and anyway the keyboard doesn't change as I switch from english to turkish input (my iPhone handles this great).
-- "text replacements" in the OSX keyboard preferences doesn't work for me, perhaps it's only detecting whole words (ie. you have to have a space before and after) or chrome doesn't respect it.
-- similar issues with chrome shortcut extensions that I tried