Special character composition

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Sep 25 21:37:33 BST 2003

David Corbin wrote:
>>To explain a bit more, what I want is that when I type
>> ' + e
>>it will appear as e'
>>but when I type
>> <CTRL> + ' + e
>>it will appear as é
>>For me as a programmer the normal dead keys are a nightmare (too many
>>dead keys in most programming language syntax ;-) while the trick with
>>switching keyboard layouts is just "too much work" for me.
> Yes!
> Another possible variation, would be to treat the Dead key like a modifier 
> key.  That is, you have to old down the ' when you press the e key to the é.  

You don't touch type, do you? :-)

But it would work for people that don't.


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