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** Reply to message from James Knott <> on Tue, 13 Mar
2012 10:10:15 -0400

Cliff Scott wrote:
For those who are interested, it's possible to generate the various
 special characters by using the U.S. International keyboard. With it,
 you can use the right Alt key to create those characters, such as ü, á,
 , £, € etc. The left Alt key works as usual.
Pardon my ignorance, but could you describe how that works or where one would
find out that information? Thanks.

The exact details depend on the operating system.  In Linux, there's 
generally a Personal Settings utility, where you can select the keyboard 
type.  In Windows 7, just click on the Start button and type "language" 
in the box.  One of the items that will be listed is "Change keboards or 
other input method".  In there, select the Keyboards and languages tab 
and click on Change keyboards.  Under English (United States), you will 
find many different keyboard layouts.  You can select multiple keyboards 
if you wish and select the desired one by clicking on the Keyboard icon 
on the bar.  You can also select keyboards under other languages, such 
as German, but then you have to select between languages by using the 
left Alt + Shift keys.  If you just want those special characters 
occasionally, under English (United States), add United States - 
International.  You can, if you wish, delete the original US keyboard.  
Since this is done at the operating system level, it works for all 

I have no idea about Macs.

Thanks for the reply. I can change the keyboard type easily as you indicated.
My real question, which I didn't clearly spell out, is: "once you have the
USA International Keyboard" where does one find the info as to which key
combo makes which  special letter?"


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