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Re: [tlug] french input (was Unity and stuff...)

On Oct 25, 2011, at 5:03 PM, Darren Cook wrote:

>> I use the Alt key to input accents that are then combined to the letter I input next. 
> Is that the same as described here?

It is similar.

> I assigned left windows key as my compose key.
> Then to type à I hold down the windows key and press a, then still
> holding it down press ` (i.e. shift+@, i.e. three keys at once).

On OSX I'd do:

Alt+_ a for à
Alt+_ e for è
Alt+e e for é


The Alt+key seems to work regardless of the (alphabetical) keyboard layout. I have not investigated much so I can't tell more. My guess is that I can access all the MacRoman extra characters directly from the keyboard.

Jean-Christophe Helary
work: (ja/en > fr)

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