Also, don't forget that Zim has its own typing shortcut for non-keyboard
characters. The manual says you can type
   backslash SYMBOL-NAME space
to get most of the named special characters from HTML. See this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_XML_and_HTML_character_entity_references.
For example, if I type "\Yacute ", it gets converted by Zim to "Ý".
This
works on all Zim-suported platforms.

Again, we'll see if we can get the host OS's ALT+nnn method to work too in
a future release.



On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM, Brendan Kidwell <sn...@glump.net> wrote:

> Zim is a Python application that depends completely on the GTK+ framework
> for interacting with the display and input devices, as well as a few other
> things. I don't think Zim does anything special with GTK+'s keyboard input
> functions, so the problem may be in GTK+ on Windows, not with Zim itself.
>
> I can't immediately find a solution based on the assumption that it's a
> problem with GTK+. (It may be a Zim-specific problem.)
>
> If you find any further clues or evidence, please post them on a bug
> report I created for this issue:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/1245274 . Also, subscribe to that bug
> to find out when it gets resolved. I'll see if I can squash it or identify
> the root cause and pass it to Jaap before the end of the current release
> cycle.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Marco Cevoli <marco.cev...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi André,
>>
>> I'm aware of that. I exactly described my problem in my previous
>> message. The ALT+key combination works in every program except
>> Zim-Wiki, so it's obvious that there's an issue with it. :)
>>
>> Bests
>>
>>
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>>
>> On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM, andré <and...@laposte.net> wrote:
>> > Marco Cevoli a écrit :
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> if I try to type a special character using ALT + (code) on the numeric
>> >> pad, nothing happens. For instance, I would like to add accented
>> >> capital E (È) or curly double quotes and I can't.
>> >>
>> >> Any hints?
>> >
>> >
>> > In the Microsoft environment you can always install the
>> > "US International" character set, which uses the standard US keyboard,
>> > adding accents and other special characters via alt + key (or maybe
>> control
>> > + key).
>> > Alternately you can install the character set for your localisation
>> (Italian
>> > ?).
>> > Note that you can have more tnan one character set installed, and switch
>> > between them as you wish.
>> > I forget the details for installing and using the different character
>> sets
>> > in the Microsoft environment. (I use Linux.)
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> Marco Cevoli
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > André
>>
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