Special Characters running Windows on a Mac laptop...
Thread poster: Pauline_R

Pauline_R
Switzerland
Local time: 16:35
English to French
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Aug 25, 2011

Hello,

Here is my problem : I'm running Windows in a Virtual Box on my Mac laptop. Currently abroad, I do not have an extra keyboard to plug, so no numeric keypad to use.

Does someone know a way to get the special characters (…, «, », etc.) other than copying and pasting them from the Windows Character Map ?

Thanks in advance for your help !

Regards,

Pauline


 

Anton Konashenok  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 16:35
English to Russian
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Custom keyboard layout Aug 25, 2011

If there are a few characters you use a lot, you may want to consider installing a custom keyboard layout, where these characters can be typed through prefix keys. For example,
I created a custom layout with many special characters and accented characters from most European languages. In particular, I can type « and » as CTRL-ALT-[ and CTRL-ALT-].
You can either download the MSKLC utility from Microsoft to make such layouts yourself, or ask me and I will send you my universal layout. Here is a partial example of what it can do:
®™«»“”¥£€₪ßüáòêčőøåæþðçċēã·±×≠≥≤≈§


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:35
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Try Aug 25, 2011

Ilya Birman’s layout

 


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