Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: Sep. 23 2008,17:09
I searched the forum, but previous coverage of non-English characters all seemed related to keyboard mapping, which isn't quite what I need. (I search for "non AND English AND characters).
I have an English US keyboard, and mostly work and write in English. But I am Norwegian, and write a lot to friends and family back home, so being able to write the Norwegian characters æ, ø and å would be helpful.
In Windows, it's easy: alt+0230 = æ, alt+0248 = ø and alt+229 = å.
On my mac, it's even easier: alt+; = æ, alt+o = ø and alt+a = å.
So, I don't want to change my keyboard mapping - I just want to be able to enter non-English characters occasionally. I know that in Ted I can do Insert > Symbol and choose the characters from the menu and then copy/paste where needed, but that's really an inconvenient workaround.
Apologies if this has already been covered. I'll try to add the answer to the Wiki....