El Capitan and uppercase accented letters
Thread poster: Lucia Messuti
Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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Nov 22, 2016

Hello
do you have an idea how to get a quick way to get the accented uppercase letters, such as è, à, etc.?

I'm having problems both in Office and in Wordfast 4.

Thanks
Lucia


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Special characters pane Nov 22, 2016

Have you tried Apple Support?

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21565?locale=en_US


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xxxToon Theuwis  Identity Verified
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Press Nov 22, 2016

If you keep the key pressed in, it will show you many options:

Schermafbeelding 2016-11-22 om 19.16.02

then press shift 1, or shift 2 accordingly.

Toon


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xxxToon Theuwis  Identity Verified
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Same goes for capital letters Nov 22, 2016

Schermafbeelding 2016-11-22 om 19.17.53

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Petar Zivanic  Identity Verified
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. Nov 22, 2016

Toon Theuwis wrote:

Schermafbeelding 2016-11-22 om 19.17.53


You're right, Toon, however I believe that's possible only when using English keyboard layout, other layouts - at least those I've used - will not offer this choice.


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@Peter Nov 23, 2016

This also works with the German and Swiss German keyboard, though I don't know if this is of any help to Lucia...

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Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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A shortcut key Nov 23, 2016

Thanks for all your tips, but I'd rather prefer working with shortcut keys. Doing an uppercase accented letter seems quite difficult in this way, as you need to press shift+letter+ move to the requested accented letter.

Moreover, I would also need this to be used in Wordfast PRO 3 and 4.
Currently, I write the lowercase letter and then I use the Toggle case key, but it is still a waste of time.

Lucia


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Lucia Me wrote:

Thanks for all your tips, but I'd rather prefer working with shortcut keys.


Did you see this:

http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=ukelele

(You can redefine your keyboard.)

[Edited at 2016-11-23 09:34 GMT]


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No need to redefine your keyboard Dec 12, 2016

See this: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000657.htm for a really simple and easily remembered way to get accents on upper or lower case letters and it also enables you to type dipthongs like æ œ etc. Skip down to the "shortcut keys" heading rather than bothering with the first method using the ribbon.

I have my keyboard set up for English and French and press a quick shortcut to toggle between them. (Being able to touch-type in both languages is required for that to work.) However, that doesn't solve the problem of upper case accented letters, which the link above does.

[Edited at 2016-12-12 22:18 GMT]

[Edited at 2016-12-12 22:22 GMT]


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