From: Frédéric Grosshans (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 30 2010 - 03:49:48 CST
Le lundi 29 mars 2010 Ã 22:11 -0700, Jonathan Coxhead a Ã©crit :
> Compare with a French typewriter with dead keys for accents, where
> you would type the acute accent first (with no carriage advance), then
> the base letter (eg, "e" to type "cafÃ©").
Just a small correction on French typewriters: your description is true
for the diaresis (aÃ¯e, typed a+Â¨+i+e) and the "accent circonflexe" (fÃªte
typed f+^+e+t+e), but not for the accute accent, which is "precomposed"
on french keyboard, bellow the 2 key. CafÃ© is therefore typed c+a+f+Ã© .
> In the character stream that's generated, the sequence must still be
> "latin small letter e" then "combining acute accent" (or its canonical
> equivalent), even though you typed them in the other order.This is the
> business of the keyboard driver.
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