frank at shute.org.uk
Sat Mar 12 21:27:52 UTC 2011
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 02:07:59PM -0600, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD experts,
> There has been something that I find hard to do, I would like to find
> a CTRL + KEY combination, or ALT + KEY combination to input special
> characters like (ñ) [ALT + 164 or ALT + 0241 in Mr. Gates OS].
> accents other symbols like copyright, euro, etc. I would like to do
> the same(have a special key combination) to get the characters in
> FreeBSD too, but googling have not found something that works. I even
> tried to run a litte program in the shell to generate the characters
> to use for cutting + pasting to no avial.
> But the characters after 127 are not printable :( using the pr-ascii script from
> u + 00F1 is the ñ,but I don't know which key combination gives the
> same results as above. A script/program(C,C++) that would generate
> the characters would be nice, but if there is a key combination that
> could be used to generate the special letters.
> Thanks in Advance,
You can get those characters (digraphs) using vim.
Ctl-k n ~ ñ
Ctl-k C o ©
There's a note about using the Euro sign in the vim helpfile. (Depends
on the encoding of the font you're using.)
You could also make macros for these digraphs in vim.
Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html
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