Hungary SIG #Hungary Re(2): RE Accented Hungarian #hungary


tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

This illustrates the actual problem rather well of viviana's two examples=
below, the first displays on my computer as a capital e ("E") with an=
accent-grave, which is (almost) correct, but the second is a lower case o=
("o") with a diagonal stroke ("/") through it, which i am certain is not=
even close.

Some participants on h-sig (>from non-english-speaking countries) even have=
non-standard characters in their name fields, which makes it rather=
difficult to read (e.g. "=3D ? ISO-8859-1?Q? =3D 22"). this is a minor=
recurring nuisance, rather than a major problem, but it does illustrate the=
difficulty with non-english text.

Even though i have foreign (and even non-latin) languages and keyboards=
(hebrew, hungarian, and czech) loaded on my computer, most accented text=
>from windows-based computers will display incorrectly: e' and i' become=
capitalized, and a' turns into a single middle dot (like a semi-colon=
without the comma).

it's important to keep in mind that not all the recipients of this list are=
using the same computer hardware and software, and so it is very important=
to follow accepted standards. and "it works on my computer" is just not=
one of them.

klein tama's


ps. it's even easier to enter accented letters on a macintosh, but since=
that's outside the scope of the h-sig list, i'd be happy to discuss that=
with anybody who is interested, offline.


Viviana Grosz-Gluckman <grosz_chai@yahoo.com> wrote:

To access accents and other symbols using the keyboard,
I've been writing in Spanish for quite some time by
holding ALT on the left while pressing diff numbers on
the far write. For example: alt+130 =3D =C8; alt+168 =3D =F8
etc.... One has to 'play' with the different
combinations to get to the desired symbols.

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