Accented characters in Trados Studio 2011
Thread poster: noelleplat

noelleplat  Identity Verified
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English to French
May 31, 2013

Hi all,
I recently purchased Trados studio 2011 to translate from English to French. I have a macbook pro laptop.
I use a US keyboard and do no want to switch to a French one, and I am used to entering my accented characters with shortcuts in Word. I cannot do this with Trados 2011.
Has any of you found a solution to enter accented characters easily?
Thanks
Noelle


[Edited at 2013-06-01 00:06 GMT]


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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HoldKey Jun 1, 2013

I have tried many things but find this the easiest way to add special characters.

After installing it all you do if you want to type a special character is type it and hold the key down. This will trigger a little window from which you can then choose from many special characters relevant to what you pressed.

Michael


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Autohotkey Jun 1, 2013

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your reply. I guess you meant AutoHotkey, correct? I could not find any Holdkey program. I am going to try it out, thanks again!
Noelle


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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HoldKey Jun 1, 2013

Hi Noelle,

No, I meant HoldKey, which you can find here: http://www.holdkey.eu/

Although AutoHotkey can be used to easily create custom shortcuts to type special characters or remap keys on your keyboard, HoldKey is the easiest way to quickly type all kinds of general special characters that certain languages use.

Michael


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Got it! Jun 1, 2013

I'll try it shortly and will post my comments. Many thanks!
Noelle


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Accents v1.0 Jun 1, 2013

Incidentally, I just discovered an AutoHotkey (on Paul Filkin's blog) script that seems to do the same thing. I haven't tested it myself as I am confined to an iPad for the next few days as I am on holiday, but it seems to be good. Oh yeah, and it's free. It's here:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/#Accents

Michael


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