[Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Academie francaise

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 31 10:00:13 GMT 2011

On 31 Jan 2011, at 09:12, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:

> There’s a much simpler way of entering diacritics.

Steve, could you please specify whether you are using Windows XP or Vista or 7 or whether this works on all of them? 

> Simply install the Spanish (International Sort) keyboard instead of English (UK or US). The Spanish keyboard is QWERTY, so the same as English, with two dead keys, one to the immediate right of P, the other two keys to the right of L, with respectively (+Shift first)circumflex, grave, diaraesis and accute accents. You simply type the dead key before the vowel, and hey presto.
> This is what is used by English-language typists in international organizations (UN, EU) in order to be able to write French, Spanish, etc. names easily. Your physical keyboad doesn’t need to change, only the keyboard installed in your word processing program.
> Steve Hewitt

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