[texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 01:52:14 CET 2011

Thanks David,

There are some notes on International Keyboard at that second link in my
previous email,
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/index.html#win - gives
a list which may be helpful.

Keeping to the pdflatex rendering path for the moment - I'm putting a trial
Script up (customisable) for situations where people just want to insert
the occasional accented character form different languages. Should work in
differing OSes hopefully - appreciate any feedback on that
point particularly  please.



On 1 February 2011 12:10, David J. Perry <hospes.primus at verizon.net> wrote:

> Ralf and Paul,
> The alt method that Paul describes will work, but seems to be using the old
> ANSI numbers.  There are easier ways!  You should of course save the file as
> UTF-8, as Paul says.  I would also typeset with xelatex to take advantage of
> Unicode, which Win XP is built on:
> % !TEX TS-program = xelatex
> 1) I am guessing from the German that appears in the configuration details
> that Ralf provided that his native language is German.  German computer
> keyboards, I believe, allow one to enter umlauted vowels directly, and this
> should work with no problem in TeXworks just as it does in Word or any other
> up to date software.  (It might not work in earlier, pre-Unicode TeX front
> ends.)  Other German speakers on this list will correct me if I'm wrong
> about this.
> 2) If I'm wrong about that, one can install the US-International keyboard
> in Windows, which provides easy access to many non-English characters;
> umlauts in this keyboard are accessed through the double-quote key.  But
> this can a bit messy for those who do not use American-style physical
> keyboards.
> Use any font that comes with Windows in your editor; they all support
> Unicode nowadays.
> David
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul A Norman" <
> paul.a.norman at gmail.com>
> To: "Discuss the TeXworks front end." <texworks at tug.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [texworks] Message from TeXworks user
> Hi Ralf,
> As you are under Windows — this solution will work in most editors set up
> for windows including TeXworks. See
> http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html for
> other informaton as well.
> You need to makes sure that if you have changed your editor font that it
> supports extended characters - which would be obvious if this does not work
> :)
> Also generally you'll need to keep the utf-8 setting at the top of your
> LaTeX document,
> % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex
> % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> And be sure that the fonts you choose for output will supported the
> characters that you need.
> Test by trying this.
> On your key board turn the Number Lock on to enable the numeric key pad for
> numerals.  On some lap tops you may find a short cut key combination is
> required instead or use an alternative method
> http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/index.html#win
> Holding the Alt key down without release, type a numeric code like 0151 and
> then release the Alt key. This should show the long hyhon.
> Here is an  e    with an umlaut 0235
> These numbers are normally the same as the { type configuration of you
> have ever used html numeric entities.
> Otherwise here is a list of the full swag -and there are nnn type codes as
> well but the four-digit ones are pretty reliably available.
> More information is available here (Mac):
> http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html
> If you require a limited range, it would be possible to set these up as
> insertions in TeXworks scripts with keyboard shortcuts as well (might be
> easier than remembering the numbers).
> I Hope that this solves it for you :)
> Paul
> On 31 January 2011 07:33, Ralf Kalinowski <ralf.kalinowski at googlemail.com
> >wrote:
>   Hi,
>> how can I show mutated vowels (umlaut) at the sourcetext of Texworks?
>> Thanks for your help!
>> Ralf
>> ----- configuration info -----
>> TeXworks version : 0.3r670 (MiKTeX 2.9)
>> Install location : C:/Programme/MiKTeX
>> 2.9(2)/miktex/bin/miktex-texworks.exe
>> Library path     : C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\ralf\Lokale
>> Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\
>> pdfTeX location  : C:/Programme/MiKTeX 2.9(2)/miktex/bin/pdftex.exe
>> Operating system : Windows Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack
>> 3
>> (build 2600)
>> Qt4 version      : 4.7.0 (build) / 4.7.0 (runtime)
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