With MS Word 2000, you can assign a hot key to any character that the
InsertSymbol dialog can display. Have you tried this approach?
Another idea is to choose the FileOpen dialog, type in the hex code for the
character you want in the filename box, type Alt+x to convert it to the
corresponding Unicode character, copy it to the clipboard, and close the
FileOpen dialog. (Roundabout way of getting an arbitrary Unicode character
on the clipboard, but it works at least!).
Then choose the ToolsAutoCorrect dialog and type into the Replace: box some
name that identifies the character and paste the desired character(s) into
the With: box. E.g., put \beta into the Replace box and ? into the With:
box and everytime you type \beta followed by a nonalphanumeric, you get a
beta. You can enter all of the math TeX symbols this way, for you TeXies
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yazid Djerbib [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 1999 3:11 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Help: keyboard mapping to use unicode.
> Hi Mark,
> Thank you for your reply. I am not sure if it is something similar to what
> Haralambous has done that I need to develop.
> I want to develop something like the following (let's take take case of MS
> under windows NT). For example, I would like to define a keyboard mapping
> some Unicode characters (for example assign "Ctrl d + ." shortcut key to
> the "d
> with a dot below" (U+1E0D)). Unfortunately there are few things I don't
> know how
> to do:
> - don't know how to type unicode characters from the keyboard (to type
> character, you can type Alt +0xxx where xxx is the ascii code. This is in
> - don't know how to create a custom keyboard layout.
> - don't know how to create a macro that will have a Unicode character
> U+1E63) as an output.
> Best regards,
> Mark Leisher wrote:
> > Yazid> I would also appreciate any information on developing
> > Yazid> keyboard mappings to ease the typing of Unicode characters
> for the
> > Yazid> different platforms if possible (Windows 95, 98, NT,
> Macintosh and
> > Yazid> optionally Unix) as I intend to broadcast these information
> > Yazid> the Tamazight users. References to documents will be much
> > Yazid> appreciated as well (I really don't want to abuse from you
> > You can find some information about Tifinagh keyboard arrangements from
> > paper by Yannis Haralambous which can be found at:
> > http://genepi.louis-jean.com/omega/berber-paper.pdf
> > With that information, you can adjust for a Latin-based keyboard. This
> > assumes that you can create your own keyboard arrangements on the OS you
> > using.
> > Mark Leisher
> > Computing Research Lab The more I see of the
> > New Mexico State University of the people, the more I admire my
> > Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL -- Alphonse de Lamartine,
> > Las Cruces, NM 88003
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