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Windows Quetion

  1. Mar 16, 2006 #1
    I haven't run into any instructions for how to make foreign diacritical marks such as the lovely German Umlaut or the French accent aigu. I used to be able to do most of these with WebTV, and the instructions were easy to find. Where does windows xp keep this info?
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2006
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  3. Mar 16, 2006 #2
    Did you try going to tools > languge and try to set the langaue?
  4. Mar 16, 2006 #3
    Where's "tools"?
  5. Mar 16, 2006 #4
    It's in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  6. Mar 16, 2006 #5
  7. Mar 16, 2006 #6
    OK, I found it. It's damned complex and inconvenient.

    start->all programs ->accessories -> system tools ->character map

    In "character map" there is a huge chart of all kinds of foreign language characters and other symbols. You click on the symbol you want, then click "copy" then you can paste it here in the usual way (ctrl+v).

    Very, very tedious. Or têdiöuş.
  8. Mar 16, 2006 #7
    press the 'any key' I cant find the anykey! E-machines told me to go F' myself! I love that commercial.
  9. Mar 16, 2006 #8
    Not "anykey", "åņŷЌЄΫ".
  10. Mar 16, 2006 #9
    αήγκεγ کۂۆۉۘۑ ۩۝۞ ЕИЌЉ ∙♫♪
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  11. Mar 16, 2006 #10

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  12. Mar 16, 2006 #11
    Я говорю по русқии.
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  13. Mar 16, 2006 #12
    No, these aren't working for me. This is very similar to the way I used to be able to do it with web TV. That site says it's good for Windows 95, 98, and 2000. Must not work with XP.
  14. Mar 16, 2006 #13

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    What are you using to compose messages? I usually do this in Microsoft Word, if it is a foreign language.
  15. Mar 16, 2006 #14
    Alternate accent codes on PC for French

    Press ALT + the corresponding number at the same time.

    use that table.

    e.g. alt+ 0228 = ä
  16. Mar 16, 2006 #15
    It's for here, for composition in the box after hitting the quote button, or "Reply To Thread".

    I tried this, as well, but strangely PF doesn't like it and has taken me someplace strange each time I try it, like to a page that says:

    This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between searches. Please try again in 29 seconds.
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    Wow, if you have a PC its so hard to use the computer. I'm scared!
  18. Mar 16, 2006 #17
    şĕŋξЖǾǾſЊ ҚђЮП¶®!!!!
  19. Mar 16, 2006 #18
    Press alt and the numbers, it will work. You're not pressing something right.
  20. Mar 17, 2006 #19
    Nope. I'm pressing alt + 0228 and it takes me to that page again.

    Even before I get there, pressing just alt, then the zero, get me the windows "thunk" noise, meaning you're doing something wrong.
  21. Mar 17, 2006 #20
    you are not actually pressing the '+' key are you? Don't do that. The numbers have to be on the keypad.
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