alt key in kde4-file (24 september 2013)

David Evans devans at
Tue Sep 24 07:38:03 PDT 2013

Hi, Markus and everybody!

As an elderly who only ever used Mac since starting with a Mac Classic under System 7 in 1994,  I faced a similar problem trying to use Microsoft Word 5.1a for Mac and type up mathematical expressions using the Word "Equation Editor" while keeping my keyboard set to Spanish. At the time, I needed to key heaps of Spanish for adult learners of Migrant English, so I was flat-out not going to switch out of Spanish kbd just to use that editor. I learned much later that that Equation Editor does NOT set type the way I'm told LaTex does; instead it assembles graphics particles. I got Ergonis`s "PopChar Lite" as soon as I heard about it, and keep its Pro incarnation up to date. It works OK for putting International Phonetic Alphabet symbols into iWork creations, so I guess it might help Markus with his { and }.

Hope this helps. Cheers!

David Evans. 

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