Topic Other Additions

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# Other Additions   2006-07-16 23:10:32.937
Jeremy Harrison
Some other characters that I think would be useful, and would like to see added, if possible, are from what might be described as the symbols area of the character set.

They are (with ANSI & Unicode values) the dagger (0134, U+2020); double dagger (0135, U+2021), per mille sign (0137, U+2030), ellipsis (0133, U+2026), en-dash (0150, U+2013), em-dash (0151, U+2014), trade mark symbol (0153, U+2122), the bullet (0149, U+2022); and also the vulgar fractions for thirds (U+2153 & U+2154) and eighths (U+215B-215E). (I would say the fifths and sixths as well, which are in Unicode (2155-215A), but very few fonts, so don't know how useful they'd be).

The other thing which would be useful, for those of us who can't tell a Ð (Eth) from a Ð (D with Stroke), would be a cross reference relating the various characters/key sequences with their Unicode names/numbers. (Although most of the time the supplied documentation is excellent - I wish it was a good for all software).
# RE: Other Additions   2006-07-19 08:22:56.530
Mr Marc Durdin
Tavultesoft Staff
I will have a think about the best way to do this - the more characters you add to a keyboard, the less easy it is to manage; however, perhaps the vertical bar (|) will be a good prefix key for these combinations.
# RE: Other Additions   2006-07-23 04:26:31.810
Jeremy Harrison
Thanks - I appreciate the difficulty.

Would use of the AltGr/RAlt key be sensible for some of these? I think I would prefer it, or further use of one of the existing prefix keys ($ would seem a good candidate), to the addition of a new prefix key.

# RE: Other Additions   2006-08-07 16:06:17.730
Marc Durdin
Tavultesoft Staff
I've just added the charcaters you requested to the European Latin keyboard, version 1.0.3.

I have also added the unicode values to the documentation, just hover over the character with the mouse, and a window will appear with the Unicode value. In the next version, I may add the Unicode names...

Most of the characters have been added to the backslash (\) key - see the documentation for details.