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Re: Re: (Intended to be -> -accent dead_keys-)

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg26886] Re: Re: (Intended to be -> -accent dead_keys-)
  • From: "Eduardo Nogueira" <nogueira at hc.unicamp.br>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 01:27:30 -0500 (EST)
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Dear Tomas Garza

Thanks for your reply. Sorry  for the confusion, the relevant question is
the accent keys used as dead_keys.   Unfortunatelly, <esc>a'<esc> (for
example) does not work because the acute accent - ' -  does not appear in
the screen. The  other accents - ` ~ ^ and double quotes " - also do not
appear. I think they are behaving differently because are used as dead_keys
for accentuation in my Linux configuration. These accent keys appear
correctly (as such and as helper for accentuation) in most applications. My
problem is not the need for accentuation but the need for keys themselves,
like ^ (circumflex) for inputing power.

Best regards

Eduardo


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tomas Garza" <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg26886] Re:


> I'm not sure which is now the outstanding question, but I'll answer the
one
> relating to dead keys, since I face the same situation when writing in
> Spanish. If you type <esc>a'<esc> you'll get the accentuated a; if you
type
> <esc>n~<esc> you'll get the corresponding letter in Spanish (which I think
> you don't have in Portuguese, since I understand you use nh instead, like
in
> "manha"), and so on. However, I don't recommend you use these accentuated
> characters in input cells (I use them only in text cells), since some
> confusion could arise if, for example, you use both the plain "a" and the
> accentuated one in a single expression, etc. For us Spanish-speaking
people
> (as well as Portuguese, French and Italian), an "a" is an "a", and is no
> different - I mean in the written language - from the accentuated "a",
where
> the accent plays only a phonetic role.
>
> Tomas Garza
> Mexico City
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eduardo Nogueira" <nogueira at hc.unicamp.br>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: <mathgroup at smc.vnet.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:13 AM
>
>
> > Dear Mathematica users
> >
> > I am sorry that my posting was sent with the wrong subject (the object
of
> > another posting, already solved).
> >
> >
> > Eduardo
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Eduardo Nogueira" <nogueira at hc.unicamp.br>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > Subject: [mg26886] [mg26820] [mg26797] Re: [mg26747] Stderr:Actions not
> > found:delete-next-character
> >
> >
> > > Dear Mathematica users
> > >
> > > I use dead_keys to accentuate in portuguese (a dead_key folowed by
> certain
> > > letters will accentuate them and when folowed by  -space- make them
(the
> > > dead_keys) appear as such). In my conditions, Mathematica 4.0 for
Linux
> > > lacks  these keys ( ' " ` ~ ^). I went through several FAQ's and
HOWTO's
> > but
> > > could not solve this problem.
> > > I am using  Suse 6.3 Linux distribution and
> > > Toshiba Satellite 2545 XCDT
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for any help
> > >
> > > Eduardo
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------
> > >
> > > Eduardo A. Nogueira, MD, PhD
> > > Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
> > > University of Campinas Medical School
> > > Campinas, Sao Paulo
> > > Brazil
> > >




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