If you're just using Word, then even with the standard US keyboard you can
use some built-in Word shortcuts, like Ctrl-Shift-2, then "a" to get a with
ring above (the "@" symbol is the mnemonic for ring). C with cedilla is
Ctrl+, (comma), then "C".
The full list if shortcuts are visible in Insert/Symbol (click the letter
you want and the shortcut is displayed), and you can define others if you
From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2000 3:03 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Unicode and Word
"Robert A. Rosenberg" wrote:
> I'm a Mac Type and used to getting é via Option-' + e
> not ALT+0233 [from keypad)(other acutes are Option-' and the letter while
> other Option-keys get the other accents or in the case of
> Option-c ç).
Use ' then e. If you want a real ', you have to type ' then SPACE.
The other dead keys are ^ for circumflex, " for diaeresis, ` for grave,
and ~ for tilde. There is no dead key for RING ABOVE, because CP1252
provides this only for a, so it is done with Left ALT. C-cedilla
is ' then C, since there is no C WITH ACUTE in CP1252.
There are a few CP1252 codes that can't be typed on the U.S. International
Keyboard, but only a few.
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