RE: accents and umlauts

Subject: RE: accents and umlauts
From: MAGGIE SECARA <SECARAM -at- mainsaver -dot- com>
To: "'Emru Townsend'" <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 10:17:27 -0800

That doesn't seem to work unless the character (like an O with a line thru
it) is already in the character set. In Word, just use Insert Symbol and
find the character you need.


Maggie Secara
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emru Townsend [SMTP:etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 1:24 PM
> Subject: RE: accents and umlauts
> Actually, if you're using Word, there's another method, which involves a
> little less work. You just have to press Ctrl and some character, then a
> letter key, and you'll get an accented letter. To wit:
> Ctrl+',letter = letter with acute accent
> Ctrl+`,letter = letter with grave accent
> Ctrl+Shift+6 = letter with circumflex
> Crtl+Shift+:,letter = letter with umlauts
> Ctrl+, (comma),letter = letter with cedilla
> Ctrl+Shift+`,letter = letter with tilde (as in 'El Nino')
> Ctrl+/,letter = letter with slash through it
> I can't think of the shortcuts for other accents (haceks, macrons, etc.)
> offhand.

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