At 16:08 30/12/2015 -0500, Arthur Luthold wrote:
How do you type in accents, the tilde, or the two dots (umlaut in german)?
You can insert characters that don't occur on your keyboard in various ways.
o Go to Insert | Special Character... and scroll down to find the character.
o Once you have any accented character in your
text, copy and paste it - or the word containing
it, as necessary - where you need it again.
o Type a suitable code for what you need -
perhaps #n for n-tilde or #u for u-umlaut. After
you have completed typing, use Edit | Find &
Replace... to replace your codes by the correct
characters. This way, you don't have to use
Insert | Special Character... more than once per accented character.
o Do something similar using AutoCorrect. There
are built-in examples of this: blase is corrected
to blasé, cliche to cliché, and so on. You could
add your own: manana to mañana, funf (or fuenf) to fünf, and so on.
o Enter the material without accents, mark the
relevant material as the appropriate languages,
install spelling dictionaries for Spanish and
German if necessary, and use a spelling check to
massage your text into shape (checking carefully
afterwards or as you go, of course).
o But this question is really one for your
operating system (not LibreOffice), as this may
have ways of interpreting keystroke combinations
as accented characters. In Windows, for example,
you can hold down the Alt key and type various
four-digit codes on the numeric keypad to create
accented characters. A quick web search should show you these codes.
o If you have a Spanish or German keyboard, you
could use that. Even without such a keyboard, if
you know where accents and accented characters
would appear on it, you can teach your operating
system to interpret what you are typing as if
from such an alternative keyboard. In either
case, you will need to install the additional
keyboard type(s); you can then switch easily between these as you are typing.
I trust this helps.
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