Shortcut for French quotes in Studio 20xx
Thread poster: Jean-Christophe Duc

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:58
English to French
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Jul 3, 2015

hello, is there a way to create a shortcut to either insert French quotes « » around a word or to convert existing straight quotes?

 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:58
English
If you have... Jul 3, 2015

... Studio 2015 then this is available as a built in autocorrect.

If you have any other version, or any other software at all, then you can use the process described here using autohotkey : http://multifarious.filkin.com/2013/05/31/autocorrect-for-everything/

But if you just want to add these around existing test then add a quick insert to the appropriate filetype and you can use the toolbar or a shortcut to call it up whenever you like. This is also described here : http://multifarious.filkin.com/2013/10/10/those-dumb-smart-quotes/

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


 

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:58
English to French
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Thanks Jul 3, 2015

however the articles do not quite explain how to add this to QuickInsert ?

 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:58
English
The one I'm looking at provides... Jul 3, 2015

... a step by step guide in the article. Did you look at them both?

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


 

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:58
English to French
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Yes Jul 3, 2015

one is rather complicated (for inserting humble quotes) and I connot get the other to work in my version of Studio.

 

Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 23:58
French to German
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There is a shortcut for French quotes Jul 3, 2015

... at least for Word.

It is CTRL-SHIFT-5 on my system. You can find out by placing your cursor on the respective Quickinsert icon in the ribbon.
To use it, simply select the text to be surrounded and hit CTRL-SHIFT-F6, that's all. I use it daily (in 2014, in 2015 it is even automatic).

Walter


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Try Jul 3, 2015

International layout

 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:58
Finnish to French
AZERTY Jul 4, 2015

esperantisto wrote:
International layout

The international layout is primarily aimed at people with a standard US keyboard layout. Most people translating into French use AZERTY keyboards. Putting the international layout on top of a physical AZERTY keyboard is not going to be very useful. Better modify the French layout with the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.


 

Jean-Christophe Duc  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:58
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Time shift Jul 6, 2015

Walter Blaser wrote:

... at least for Word.

It is CTRL-SHIFT-5 on my system. You can find out by placing your cursor on the respective Quickinsert icon in the ribbon.
To use it, simply select the text to be surrounded and hit CTRL-SHIFT-F6, that's all. I use it daily (in 2014, in 2015 it is even automatic).

Walter


Thanks
Word also has smart quotes, so you can simply type " and press the space bar.
I have managed to create the shortcut you mentioned in Studio Quickinsert. However, it appears to work only on a certain type of file, for the current project. When you start a new project, then you need to go back to Quickinsert, which is time consuming for a simple task.
I'll try Paul's other solution later when I have a bit more time, but it looks complicated...

JC


 


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