Re: Dead keys (was: "Re: Monetary decimal separators")

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Sun Sep 18 2005 - 07:31:59 CDT

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    On 2005.09.18, 07:58, Jukka K. Korpela <> wrote:

    > Dead keys are an important practical problem. People have difficulties
    > in learning to use them. People may have used computers for many, many
    > years without ever realizing how they can use dead keys to type letters
    > with diacritic marks.

    Which locales are you refering to? My experience with coputer unsavvy
    people in Portugal is quite the opposite: Being used to type, say, [dead
    acute] [a] for U+00E1, some are truely shocked when they found out that it
    is not possible (with a portuguese keyboard) to get a U+0107 by typing
    [dead acute] [c] (this letter is not used in Portuguese, so most people
    here almost never need to type it, anyway).

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