Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

7582Re: [wpmac] Adding tildes to characters in Wordperfect

Expand Messages
  • darylngee
    Dec 11, 2012
    • 0 Attachment
      This solution the Doug Auwarter suggests won't yield a u with a tilde above it on my Sheepsaver -- WP system /Macbook Air. The other accents he suggests seem to work as he says, however.

      Daryl

      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, Doug Auwarter <dauwarter@...> 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
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > ------------------------------------
      > > > >
      > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
    • Show all 24 messages in this topic