Italian Characters---Accented Characters

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Roby
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Italian Characters---Accented Characters

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I searched through all my notes to find these options that were given to me by friends.


To allow for Italian characters..Try as follows.
Go to your task barat the bottom ,where you have a blue box with the letters EN.
Right click and go to settings
A new window will pop up.Click the ADD button and use the drop menu to find Italian.This will install it.
Then you will need to click on the blue button on your desktop taskbar to change between EN and IT (english or italian).


or

On my Windows 2000 machine, I go to:
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Keyboard
On the Input Locales tab, click the Add button. From the Keyboard Layout
picklist, select Italian and then click the OK button.
Then click Apply and then OK at the bottom of the window.

You only need to do this once. Doing so adds an icon to the system tray.
It is a gray box with EN in it for English and IT for Italian. To toggle
between keyboards, I click on the icon and select the keyboard I want to
use. Then I just remember where the accented characters are.


or

If you go to (in Windows that is) Start, Accessories, System Tools,
Character map you can find the correct strokes for writing all sorts
of characters but here are the relevant ones for this list

I did the search using Times New Roman as the font.
I guess each person will need to check with their default font or just
follow the steps in my original email and see what their computer
says. BTW, when I typed these in they worked fine for me.


Alt 0224 = à
Alt 0232 = è
Alt 0233 = é
Alt 0236 = ì
Alt 0249 = ù


or

download a "visual keyboard" for the desktop. This was through an update toMicrosoft Word. It still does not appear to have an accented capital "è"for the beginning of a sentence. It is still really neat because I don't have to refer to my little index card. I just pop this Visual Keyboard on my desktop and there's the Italian keyboard. Here is the address for anyone interested:


http://office.microsoft.com/2000/downlo ... yboard.htm

or

Just go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Keyboard>Languages tab
and then "Add" Italian or whatever language you want?





Roby
Roby
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Post by Roby »

Peter has added:

There is also Character Map. You can find that under Accessories > System Tools. If you have XP, click on All Programs, then Accessories. With XP you can have the Character Map as a permanent item in your Startup Menu.

Just to cover the obvious, if you are using Word, click on the Insert drop-down and then Symbol.

Roby
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