eanfrid wrote:Use Ctrl+Shift+u and enter the unicode number. "ɸ" is Ctrl-Shift+u0278 for instance.
That is a nice tip, thank you. I do not use those alt-key codes as much as those of you whose language makes regular use of some of those characters in your words, but I do use characters such as ¼, ½, ¾, °, and the ™ symbol (one of my friends has that at the end of his user name, lol) regularly. And, since my laptop doesn't have
a numeric keypad, I have had to deal with this issue longer than I have been using linux.
For me, someone who uses them regularly but not in almost every sentence, simply having the address of a webpage bookmarked that I can refer to is a big help. I have this one bookmarked:
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It is nice because with Firefox I can just hit CTRL-t to open a new tab and place my cursor in the address box, and then type "alt" (without the quotes) and it will auto-complete the web address since it is the only page I have bookmarked that has alt in it.
Although this would be unwieldy for those of you that use some of the characters all the time because your language uses them in regular words, I hope that it might be helpful for those who use them regularly but not all the time.
Speaking of characters that are not on their own key, another one that I use from time to time is the backwards capital r. I only use that one once in a while, so I just do a gooogle search for "backwards r" (again, without the quotes) and the very first search result is always a Yahoo page where someone asks how to type it - and the solution is in the summary on the Google search results list, lol, which is "copy and paste this: Я." So if you ever find yourself needing to type Linux-Я-Us in a hurry, you can find it here without having to go begging to either Google or Yahoo.
Hope this helps someone, some time,