Well, in Linux (if you're using X) we have "key bindings" and "dead keys", that allow you to create combinations of keypresses that are translated into special characters. For example, since I sometimes write in Italian and need accented letters, I have programmed my X so that if I press the left Windows key and then a vowel I get the acute accented version of that vowel. Same thing with the right Windows key, except that it produces grave accents. I only use the Windows keys because I have a MS natural keyboard and those two keys are pretty much useless on Linux, so they come in handy as "dead" keys.
Hope this explains--it's the thirteen seconds version :-) On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 09:25, Chris Hewitt wrote: > Phil Schwarzmann wrote: > > >I need users to be able to insert special characters (ö and ä) into a > >text field. > > > >Unfortunately, English-speaking people do not have these keys on their > >keyboards. Currently, they are cutting and pasting these characters > >into the text boxes. > > > >I believe ASP can insert characters into text fields by pressing a form > >button....can PHP do something like this? > > > Nothing to do with the language used on a server, everything to do with > the operating system the client uses. If your client computer runs MS > Windows, holding down the "Alt" key and pressing the ASCII number for > the character wanted on the digits on the number pad will give the > character. I'm afraid I don't know the equivalent if your client > computers run linux (I'm sure there is one and its just my ignorance). > I'd be interested to know the answer. > > HTH > Chris > > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php