Brendan,

thanks a lot. Of course it's a GTK+ issue, not directly Zim's, sorry
for the misunderstanding. BTW, this has a very low priority for me, so
put it in your to-do list accordingly.

I wasn't aware of the other typing shorcut. Thanks! That feature
totally solves my problem!

Bests


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On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Brendan Kidwell <sn...@glump.net> wrote:
> ... 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
>>>> Traduttore tecnico. Grafico. Congiungitore di punti.
>>>> Technical translator. Graphic designer. Joiner-of-dots.
>>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>>> http://www.marcocevoli.com
>>>> i...@marcocevoli.com
>>>> t 34 675 800 826
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>> My t-shirt shop: http://vulnavia.spreadshirt.net
>>>> My latest projects: http://www.qabiria.com, http://www.allerglobal.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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>>
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