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Old 01-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Typing non-ASCII characters with the keyboard

Is there a way of typing 'Ú', '÷' or 'ĉ', for example, with the Kindle 3's keyboard?

I wouldn't want to do it very often, but occasionally I might want to search for a word containing one of those characters or enter it into a web form.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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The keyboard does not support non-ASCII characters, as far as I know.
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yes you can write on kindle keyboard with a kindle hack. i use it.. i can write ş,š,÷,Ř,ı,ğ with alt + sym combination here is the link you can take more info...

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=107276
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those are ASCII characters . . .
you mean extended ASCII characters (table II), or keys that aren't on the mini qwerty keypad?

I don't see why somebody doesn't just write a launchpad daemon or whatever that grabs input with a modifier code (similar to the windows alt-numpad sequence) so that people can enter characters that way.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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A method for entering an arbitrary Unicode character by typing the code number would be a good universal fall-back, but a more practical method for many users would be a set of more memorable combinations for adding a diacritic to a letter, for example:
Alt+e E -> ╔
Alt+e i -> Ý
Alt+o u -> Ř
Alt+o A -> ─
That way there are less than 10 arbitrary keys to be memorised in order to type the letters used in a dozen European languages.
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I don't know of any Latin-1 type characters in ASCII (0-7F hex). There have of course, many other code sets and extensions that do support characters with accents, etc. But those are not the ASCII code set.
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