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Persistent virtual keyboard?

Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Is there any possibility of permanently displaying the virtual keyboard (i.e., with the accents)? As it is, you have to click the icon after each question followed by a another click to display the keyboard with accents (for Spanish, at least).
jason-oxenham-ceo

jason-oxenham-ceo

<p>Hi Steven - Good idea. I will see how easy or otherwise that would be to do.</p>
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

I use Quizlet to practice verb infinitives and conjugations (a learning tool I highly recommend, by the way.) I notice that in the Learn section of a set of words that any accented letters that are required for an answer are provided in the answer box. For example, if "dónde" "quién" and "cómo" will be needed, then ó and é are provided, the others are not. I thought that little trick was pretty cool. That said, though, I don't use virtual keyboards. I switched my laptop to the US International Keyboard and I can now easily type accented characters. In fact, I have been doing it long enough that I can type accented characters as efficiently as any other character. I think that if I am going to learn and use this language I should learn to write it properly.
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

I type fast (the most valuable class I ever took...) and am used to an AZERTY keyboard. I can revert to QWERTY (American) if the need calls for it but I really don't want to throw in another layout in my little head. For the course, I first type all the characters without the accents ("é" I've got...) and then go back and copy/paste the accentuated characters from a text file - a pain but still faster than using the virtual keyboard. Jason - Thanks. Anything you can come up with would be appreciated. Dan - Thanks. What you're suggesting is efficient but a cheat. :-) I am deliberately working my "orthographe" (spelling?) and these contextual accents (like in the examples you mention above) are the toughest part. If the system presents me with what to use, I will remain in my lazy state and not really learn.
adener

adener

I'm trying to figure it out how to type diacritics on a qwerty keyboard. I have found advices that we can use French - canadian (old canadian) input system (which is qwerty), but still I don't know how to type â, ê, î, ô, û ë, ï, ü, ÿ no problem with: é à, è, ù ç æ
Rocket-Languages

Rocket-Languages

Hi Adener, Thank you for contacting us. Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for writing in French: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-international-characters-HP005186562.aspx Please note that the ^ is found above the number 6 on your keyboard (I had trouble finding it, so I thought I would point it out) I hope that helps!
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

My keyboard is visually QWERTY but configured for AZERTY (French). If this is your configuration, then this is how you get the characters you are looking for: "â", ... - type "[" followed by "a" (or whatever character you're looking for) "ë", ... - type "{" followed by "e" (or whatever character you're looking for)

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