[oXygen-user] shortcuts for special characters
Tue May 15 21:25:48 CDT 2007
Dot Porter wrote:
> Hello List,
> I've been using oXygen for a couple of years but mainly for text
> encoding, I don't really take advantage of the more advanced
> functionality. I apologize for this newbie question and I hope the
> answer is simple.
> I would really like to create shortcuts for some characters from the
> character map. There are three that I use often and it's a pain to
> have to cut and paste or use the character map every time I want to
> stick one in. I figured out how to set the menu shortcut keys and I
> was able to create a shortcut to bring up the c.m. but what I really
> want are shortcuts to insert the letters themselves. Any suggestions?
What I use is 'Code Templates'. For example you create a template called
'thorn' which has the content of:
(or the unicode character reference if you want), and then start typing th and
then hit control-space.
Do similar with THORN (for capital), yogh/YOGH, etc. I suppose I could actually
export these code templates and give them to you, but it is just really as easy
for you to create them yourself if think.
 My favourite characters, and probably some of yours, are listed
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk
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