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Austin Hastings
January 29, 2004 22:08
RE: Semantics of vector operations
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rod Adams []
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 11:45 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Semantics of vector operations
> 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?
> 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).


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