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7577Re: [wpmac] Adding tildes to characters in Wordperfect

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  • Doug Auwarter
    Dec 11, 2012
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      By the way, this isn't really a WP thing - it's a Mac thing. These
      keystrokes work on any program on a Mac, just like in my previous e-
      mail message.
      Doug

      On Dec 11, 2012, at 7:18 PM, Doug Auwarter wrote:

      > I don't know what the problem is. I've been doing this in WP in
      > Classic for years and I just checked on my Macbook Pro with the
      > MacApp in Sheepshaver and it works beautifully. (I often write in
      > Portuguese.)
      > Here's the how-to:
      > for a tilde, type option-n and then whatever letter you want, like ñ,
      > ã, etc.
      > for a circumflect, type option-i and then the letter - ô, î, etc.
      > for and accent, type option-e and then the letter for á, é, í, ó, ú.
      > for a grave accent, type option-grave accent in the upper left part
      > of the keyboard and then the letter giving you à.
      > for a cedilha, simply type option-c and you get ç.
      > Maybe you can even copy and paste from this message.
      > Best,
      > Doug
      >
      > On Dec 11, 2012, at 6:19 PM, darylngee wrote:
      >
      >> I don't know PopChat, but here's a WP possibility: Within my copy
      >> of WP, there are many fonts, including the WP International Fonts.
      >> Go through them and see if you can find a font named,"WP
      >> xxxxxxxxxxxx." There are WP Greek, WP Cyrillic, WP Courier.... If
      >> you are successful, you can do all this in WP for Mac without other
      >> software or going to MS Word or even trying the Finder's / Edit /
      >> Special Characters.
      >>
      >> On the other hand, if you have to copy from MS Word to WP MAC, I've
      >> found that the most successful way to first copy the Word text,
      >> then go to WP, go to Edit / Paste Special / and choose Paste Text
      >> Only; otherwise you get a text box or gobbledegook (a mess).
      >>
      >> If you are not able to find something, perhaps there's someone who
      >> uses that written language who as a WP language module that works.
      >> I'd like to know what you find, since there are lots of languages
      >> out there that use, sort of, Roman alphabets, including some Native
      >> American languages.
      >>
      >> Let us know what works.
      >>
      >> Daryl Chinn
      >>
      >> --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, Bill Bossart <whbossart@...>
      >> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> PopChat 6.1 has both. Just search in popchar for tilde.
      >>>
      >>> Bill Bossart
      >>> whbossart@...
      >>>
      >>> On MonDec 11, 09, at 1:57 PM, Michael Luskin wrote:
      >>>
      >>>> My son has written his thesis on the work of an African writer,
      >> Ngugi wa Thiong'o. He did it in WORD and then transformed it into
      >> PDF, but he would like to have it in Wordperfect. The problem is, a
      >> number of characters are seemingly not possible to do in
      >> Wordperfect, though he somehow did them in WORD. So how can he
      >> create a "u" with a tilde (~) above it? And how can he create an
      >> "i" with a tilde (~) above that? We have popchar, but it does not
      >> include those combinations.
      >>>>
      >>>> We have tried copying it from WORD, and from gmail, but it
      >> shows up as a graphic in Wordperfect.
      >>>>
      >>>> Thank you.
      >>>>
      >>>> Michael B. Luskin
      >>>>
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      >>
      >>
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