Issue 19910 - Attach special character to special key combination
Summary: Attach special character to special key combination
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 4579
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-09-23 00:46 UTC by wvmarle
Modified: 2003-09-25 21:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description wvmarle 2003-09-23 00:46:02 UTC
In the keyboard configuration it is very hard to easily bind a special key
combination to a special character, e.g. bind <CTRL>-<E> to get the character é.
Using dead keys is one workaround, using a BASIC macro is another one. While the
first is good for people like me who use these accents all the time (when typing
German, French is another example which needs numerous accents), however when
typing Dutch there are only a few characters which needs such an accent, and
using a few of these special keys would be a great solution.
Many word processors (e.g. WordPerfect at least since 5.1, Word since it is for
Windows) can easily record a keystroke (see also issue 19909) and then bind it
to a special character. Using a macro for this works, this is not for the
average user.
In my case: my girlfriend wants to type Chinese, and insert some special
interpunction. I have spent a few hours figuring out how that would be possible
- and ended up with a set of macros, and an impossibility to assign it to our
favourite key combination. In WP and in Word I have done the same in minutes,
she could have done it herself there.
Comment 1 mci 2003-09-24 12:42:07 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 mci 2003-09-24 12:42:46 UTC
Comment 3 lohmaier 2003-09-25 21:12:42 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 4579 ***
Comment 4 lohmaier 2003-09-25 21:13:42 UTC
closing duplicate