Easiest way to type accents - gHacks Tech News

Easiest way to type accents

Keyboards have limited space and offer only a certain number of accents that can be typed normally. Those are normally the accents that are used in the country where that keyboard has been sold, all other accents however are not that easily accessible and users have to use keyboard shortcuts to write down those letters.

Accents however offers an easier faster way. Have you ever used your mobile phone to type SMS or notes? You might know then that all the keys of your mobile phone have more than one letter assigned to it which can be selected by pressing the same key a number of times.

The same method is being used by Accents to provide access to accents that are not printed on the keyboard. Just press a key more than once to flip through the available accents. There are for example five accents for the a key which can be accessed by pressing the a key 2-6 times. They are å,ä,â,à and á. Similar accents are accessible when pressing the e,i,o,u and y keys.

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It does not stop here however. Users can add accents to the software with ease to make it fit their special needs. The ini file is a simply text document that can be edited like any other text document. You find additional information about editing the Accents settings at the Donation Coder forum.

The program speeds up the process of adding foreign characters to documents you are working on. And since you can customize the program to your needs, you can add any character you use regularly to any key on the keyboard. That's excellent for mapping keys of a second keyboard layout to your current keyboard layout, or adding a couple of characters to a key you barely use but want to use for that purpose.

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  1. gnome said on December 14, 2007 at 12:04 am
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    Excellent one!

  2. Eric said on December 16, 2007 at 7:45 pm
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    Not so good IMH. I’ve been using Unicode Keyboard 1.2 by Fanix Software for a long time. It’s not freeware but it does a much better job.

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