The way that you insert the special characters

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The way that you insert the special characters

Post by UhBaUnTaUh » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:29 am

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Dear All.

What was the way that you always used to insert the special characters into your post ?

And how does it be, if someone send you some code that can make this forum put them in to the post on one click ?

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Re: The way that you insert the special characters

Post by Cittasanto » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:10 pm

I usually write it out in a word doc and use the character map there and paste it or do a quick search for the word in a online dictionary. although mostly I don't bother as the lack of the marks don't usually hinder understanding which term is being used.
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Re: The way that you insert the special characters

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:14 pm

I use a customised keyboard for Windows that I made using Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator.

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If you use Opera for browsing the forums you can, instead, define shortcuts of your own to insert them, e.g.

a ctrl = Insert, "ā"
m ctrl = Insert, "ṃ"

etc. I prefer the first method as it works in Notepad and most other Windows Programs.
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