Special character composition
dcorbin at machturtle.com
Fri Sep 26 00:45:35 BST 2003
On Thursday 25 September 2003 16:37, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> 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.
But I do touch type. Not "exactly like you're supposed to", but I'm probably
good for 50 WPM (corrected). Why did you suppose that my suggestion meant I
don't touch type?
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