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RE: Unicode under Windows (was RE: Semantics of vector operations)

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Austin Hastings
January 29, 2004 22:08
RE: Unicode under Windows (was RE: Semantics of vector operations)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Austin Hastings []

> > From: Rod Adams []
> > 
> > Question in all this: What does one do when they have to _debug_ some 
> > code that was written with these lovely Unicode ops, all while stuck in 
> > an ASCII world?

That's why I suggested a standard script for Unicode2Ascii be shipped with the distro.

> > Also, isn't it a pain to type all these characters when they are not on 
> > your keyboard? As a predominately Win2k/XP user in the US, I see all 
> > these glyphs just fine, but having to remember Alt+0171 for a « 
> is going 
> > to get old fast... I much sooner go ahead and write E<raquo> 
> and be done 
> > with it.
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> This has been discussed a bunch of times, but for Windows users 
> the very best thing in the US is to change your Start > Settings 
> > Control Panel > Keyboard > Input Locales so that you have the 
> option of switching over to a "United States-International" IME.
> Once you've got that available (I used the Left-Alt+Shift hotkey) 
> you can make a map of the keys. The only significant drawback is 
> the behavior of the quote character, since it is used to encode 
> accent marks. It takes getting used to the quote+space behavior, 
> or defining a macro key (hint, hint).

Sorry for the self-reply, but here's some links for you:

These guys sell an overlay, and include a picture of the overlay, for US-Int keyboarding:

Some extra information with a Francophonic spin to it:

A more complete keyboard diagram:

From the horse's mouth there is an interesting applet:

Finally, you could define your OWN keyboard layout using this tool (requires .NET install):


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