Re: Character entries

From: Addison Phillips (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2006 - 14:50:51 CST

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    Jeff Ward wrote:

    > I routinely use ascii codes to enter special characters
    > (superscripts, degrees symbol etc) by the keystrokes "alt+code". Is
    > there a similar keyboard procedure (rather than cut and paste frfrom
    > character map) for entering characters directly into documents using
    > unicode?

    If you install the Chinese - Taiwan Traditional Unicode keyboard, you
    can type the hex in (for the UTF-16 code points) that way. I use it
    pretty regularly. This trick works with any program that is IME friendly
    (i.e. most of them) and you can make it easy to turn on/off by setting
    the hotkeys for switching keyboards.


    And also:

    Hope that helps.


    Addison Phillips
    Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
    Internationalization is an architecture.
    It is not a feature.

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