On Thu, 2019-02-07 at 22:03 +1030, Tim via users wrote:
Allegedly, on or about 6 February 2019, Patrick O'Callaghan
> It's a question of basic usability. When I want to type an
> "international" character, it would be nice to see how to do it
> without having to root around in keyboard files. Accents are easy as
> I use dead keys (áéíóúñ) but other things are harder, e.g. the
> Spanish upside-down question mark which I can never remember how to
> get. I'm frankly surprised that no-one seems to have brought this up
I went with using the compose key, because of the lack of information
about which keys to use (as we're discussing - quick key show utility),
and I can usually figure out ways to type the usual culprits with the
compose key (because it picks on common typewriter symbols that look a
bit close to the accents you want to add to another character).
e.g. hit compose c then comma produces ç
hit compose ? then ? produces ¿
Sure, except that now you only have to figure out which is the Compose
key. This is not something I want to have to explain to a user, even if
I can figure it out for myself if I read enough documentation. It's an
(Note that Windows is if anything even worse. The only dead-key
settings officially supported are for US keyboards and I still haven't
figured out how to type ñ on Windows w/o having to resort to some weird
ALT-NNN combination. Seriously, life is too short for this nonsense).
I'd seriously like to see a new style of keyboard which includes
punctuation marks (dashes, proper quotes, different spaces, etc) on
I'm not too fussed about that as inevitably no kb can include
everything. What I want is for the magic combos to be *discoverable*.
That's what the MacOS Key Viewer enables.