Special character composition

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Fri Sep 26 03:17:42 BST 2003

David Corbin wrote:
> 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.
>>>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?

Because you suggested something which would require pressing THREE keys at 
once to get: ä

And how would you get: Ä ?? :-\

But, I was, in general, just being facetious.


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