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Old 08-17-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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[FC4] Can't enter Unicode Symbols directly


Hi!

I need to use Unicode characters from time to time, i learned, that entering those without using Character Map, can be done by holding down [Ctrl]+[Shift]+<Hexnumber>
The problem is, that when i need U+30F3, i can't enter it, because i can't enter the 0, all i get is the U+03F3 character in the end.
This however works SOMETIMES, but not in many programes.

Is there maybe an alternative way of entering Unicode Symbols other than the [Ctrl]#[Shift] trick?

thanks.

- polemon
 
Old 08-21-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Is there maybe an alternative way of entering Unicode Symbols other than the [Ctrl]#[Shift] trick?
Yes.

See http://homepages.tesco.net/~J.deBoyn...o-answers.html and http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

One way, in case you're interested in inputting east-asian characters (jp, cn, tw, ko) is uim (/skk). わかります か。

Exactly which kind of unicode characters do you want? All of them? Try googling for `$FOO input method', with FOO in {japanese, arabic, cyrillic, ...}.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 08-21-2005, 01:46 PM   #3
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I need Han Symbols and Japanese Kana...
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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uim/(skk|hangul[23]|romaja)

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Old 07-25-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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gtk

The newer method (at least in GTK based applications) is to type ctrl-shift-u, and while continuing to hold the ctrl-shift, type in the hex code. This follows the ISO 14755 standard.

Other applications vary. For example, in VIM you can type ctrl-V u while in insert mode, followed by the hex code.

If you are wanting to enter a lot of non ASCII characters, this can get tedious, and you need to look at alternate keyboard maps.
 
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There's advice on getting special characters in a wiki page at this site.

The keyboard route seems best for CJK, although I suspect you'd have to edit the driver to use your Windows keys to substitute for the missing keys if you don't have an East Asian keyboard. Don't forget that you can install more than one keyboard driver, and put an indicator on the panel to show which is current and on which you can click to switch between them.
 
  


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