Alt+xxx characters

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed May 7 22:54:07 UTC 2008

2008/5/7 Marius Gedminas <marius at>:
>> This will be fun, as my native language cannot be represented in
>> ASCII. Ctrl + Shift + 5 characters for every letter I want to type!
> *blink*
> That's why keyboard layouts were defined -- so you could type in your
> native language without too much pain.  Do you mean to say that you used
> to press Alt + 3 characters for every letter you wanted to type?

Why do you think it took me 5 hours to reply?!?

Seriously, no, I have a keyboard layout defined. And that's what I
suggested to the OP to do. However, he insists that "it doesn't work"
without stating what "it" is, what doesn't work, and what he tried.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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