I'm relatively new to cardbox. How do you put accented letters (grave, acute, umlaut etc) into the fields? I'm a bit of a novice with computers.
Hi, I use accented letters all the time in my databases. To input ANY letter / character that is not represented on the keyboard use the key combination Alt+(NumPad-NNNN) where NNNN is a number between 32 & 255 sometimes needing a 0 (zero) prefix. Thus Alt+0203 will give you an Ë. I use a small freebee program to print out a character chart to help me find the right numbers but Windows allows one to look them up from a 'special (fonts) menu' which I am not so familiar with. You also need to be aware of how Cardbox treats these characters when Searching etc. (Read about Collating sequences).
If you have an US keyboard with the @ above the 2: install in Windows the US International keyboard in Windows.
Thanks for the information Chris H and Bert. I use an English keyboard so Bert's suggestion is not able to help me. I'll try the other.
Hello Chris H,
Hello Mary Doyle,
For most common characters the old DOS ACII code will work:
Thanks everybody the 'problem' has now been solved.
The discussion about this problem has convinced me that absolutely right in using a keyboard with a Dutch layout, although many people ridicule me. My advice is: get hold of one. There's nothing really special about it, except that it has all accents right there, on the keyboard. You can type English, Dutch, German, French, you name it.
These characters and sentences:
á à ä â é è ë ê í ì ï î ó ò ö ô ú ù ü û ç ñ ß µ, and also 30°, this is a «quote» for 20 m² of flooring. It costs €25.
were typed without ALT-codes, and without having to substitute one thing for another.
You're absolutely right. However, while in the nineties everywhere in offices in The Netherlands this keyboard you could find (when IBM ps2 was dominant), now you I cannot find it any more - except on your desk I understand...
As far as I know Dell has them and so does HP. I own both.
Aramedia.com sells stickers! They not only have Dutch but even Punjabi, Sanskrit, and Welsh. And a thousand others.
Invest $ 12,95 and forget your ALT key.
PS Logitech has them too.
And to complete to whole story: anyone who is interested in trying out or using this most international of all keyboards should be aware that, when Windows is set to the Dutch layout, the right ALT-key is changed into the ALT-GR key (= alternative graphics).
That's how this keyboard can contain ± 140 characters.
For typing macro/scripts are these keyboard a tramp...
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