7577Re: [wpmac] Adding tildes to characters in Wordperfect
- Dec 11, 2012By 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-
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
> 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.
> 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 email@example.com, Bill Bossart <whbossart@...>
>>> PopChat 6.1 has both. Just search in popchar for tilde.
>>> Bill Bossart
>>> 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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