Foreign Characters question

Sharma

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Well, a while ago i managed typing an umlauted "o" without using Alt codes or char mapper, im using a standard english qwerty keyboard and the only characters i can remember typing that arer used in other langs are áéíóú, i know for a fact i did an umlauted o but i cant remember for the life of me the key strokes i did to type it, any ideas?
 

Jonty

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Hi Sharma

If you press the 'Alt Gr' button (usually right of the spacebar) and a letter you can usually achieve an accent for vowel letters (Shift + Alt Gr + Letter for captialised accent letters). That's the only way that springs to mind without using Alt+Number codes or the Character Map.

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Sharma

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Aye i know about the vowel ones, im just unsure about the umlauted set of vowels "äëïöü" :)
 

Jonty

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Hello again Sharma

Sorry, misread your first post. If you're using Microsoft Word you may want to try the following, courtesy of the help file ...


CTRL + ` (ACCENT GRAVE) + Letter
à, è, ì, ò, ù,
À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù

CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE) + Letter
á, é, í, ó, ú, ý
Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý

CTRL + SHIFT + ^ (CARET) + Letter
â, ê, î, ô, û
Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û

CTRL + SHIFT + ~ (TILDE) + Letter
ã, ñ, õ
Ã, Ñ, Õ

CTRL + SHIFT + : (COLON) + Letter
ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ,
Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ

CTRL + SHIFT + @ + a or A
å, Å

CTRL + SHIFT + &, a or A
æ, Æ

CTRL + SHIFT + &, o or O
œ, Œ

CTRL + , (COMMA) + c or C
ç, Ç

CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE) + d or D
ð, Ð

CTRL + /, o or O
ø, Ø

ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + ?
¿

ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + !
¡

CTRL + SHIFT + &, s
ß
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Sharma

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Thank you very very much Jonty! :D
 

Jonty

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Sharma said:
Thank you very very much Jonty! :D
You're very welcome :) I had a quick play in other Windows apps and the codes don't seem to work, sadly. But if you're only concerned with Word, they should do just fine.

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xane

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If I forget the keyboard combos I usually run up Character Map and copy and paste from there.
 

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