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    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    What the dévil?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Steerpike, Jul 1, 2019.

    I just learned, courtesy of author John Boyne on Twitter, that if you hold down a laptop key for a vowel it'll give you options for alternate characters like ë, é, â, and so on. A great help for proper spelling. Maybe everyone but me (and John) already knew this, but I thought I'd share it.
     
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    I didn't. Usually it just keeps putting out the letter until you stop pressing it.
    Interesting incite, Thanks. :)
     
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    Maybe it's a MacBook thing?
     
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    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    I just switched to my Linux laptop. Doesn't work! That sucks.
     
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    I worked in IT for a couple of decades (as a kinda programmer) and it's a new one on me

    Sounds like the sort of thing that would make 'puters much more usable, but I haven't come across it. We geeks don't generally live in the real world...
     
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    Wöřkş õñ Æňđŕøïď õňšçřëèń kěýbõäřđ.
     
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    That's why I set up Autohotkey on my desktop, though it only works on Windows right now.
     
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    Yeah, this feature is available by default in Mac OS. Also works on Android and iPhone devices too (at least for the default keyboard).
     
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    interestingly it works on the blackberry physical keyboard (never noticed!)

    Can't do the Romanian "ț" though )c:
     

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