... I forgot to mention you need to have the "Insert Symbol" plugin turned
on for Zim's method to work.


On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Brendan Kidwell <sn...@glump.net> wrote:

> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> Marco Cevoli
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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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