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A few special ASCII characters on the Twist (é, ä, ô, etc.)

2013-03-04, 17:22 PM

 

Just discovered a nice feature of Windows 8, useful to those using special characters like é, ä, ô just every once in a while. On big keyboards I was using Alt+number pad, or the Fn+Alt+number pad on smaller laptop keyboards, but hte twist doesn't offer a number pad either via the Fn button or even on the on-screen keyboard.

 

Finding the characters in charmap, then copying is a easy workaround, but I also just discovered that Microsoft seems to have integrated into Windows 8 the nice keystrokes available in previous versions of Word:

 

Ctrl-' then e gives é

Ctrl-: then a gives ä

Ctrl-^ then o gives ô

etc.

 

It doesn't work everywhere, though. It works in Chrome's browser bar, but not in the dialog box into which I'm typing right now (I had to copy-paste to put the characters in above). Works in Wordpad, but not Notepad.

 

Anyway, hope this post saves some people some time down the line.

 

 

 

 

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