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Using the Character Map | Alt-0 Codes for Symbol Fonts | Alt-0 Codes for Unicode Fonts | Mapping your own Keyboard

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PC issues for Polynesian Laser® Font Typography
are best found in a the publication ISBN 1-929317-05-0
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Map your own keystrokes for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office


Using the Character Map System Tool

Note: Some folks prefer to use the Character Map found at:
START->PROGRAMS->ACCESSORIES->SYSTEM TOOLS->CHARACTER MAP
Rather than keying in the ALT-0 codes.

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TIP: Advanced users prefer the Alt-0 entry, which is similar to using Wingbats. (Thatʻs ALT - ZERO)
Use ALT-O codes on the numeric keypad for macrons when using Ci Fonts for PC

With Symbol Encoded TT fonts follow these keystrokes for the kahakō (macron): Holding down the ALT key, then zero, then the following 3-digit codes on the numeric keypad puts a macron over the vowel in lower case. Do not release the ALT key until you are finished typing in the code.

Alt - 0 then 129 -> ā
Alt - 0 then 228 -> ē
Alt - 0 then 233 -> ī
Alt - 0 then 175 -> ō
Alt - 0 then 232 -> ū release...

Alt - 0 then 245 -> Ā
Alt - 0 then 246 -> Ē
Alt - 0 then 247 -> Ī
Alt - 0 then 248 -> Ō
Alt - 0 then 249 -> Ū release..

Follow these keystrokes for the ‘okina (glottal stop): Alt - 0 then 212 ‘ release, or any other keystroke you prefer, such as `.

With Unicode Encoded TT fonts follow these keystrokes for the kahakō (macron): Holding down the ALT key, then zero, then the following 3- digit codes on the numeric keypad puts a macron over the vowel in lower case. Do not release the ALT key until you are finished typing in the code.

Alt - 0 then 240 -> ā
Alt - 0 then 241 -> ē
Alt - 0 then 242 -> ī
Alt - 0 then 243 -> ō
Alt - 0 then 244 -> ū release...

Alt - 0 then 245 -> Ā
Alt - 0 then 246 -> Ē
Alt - 0 then 247 -> Ī
Alt - 0 then 248 -> Ō
Alt - 0 then 249 -> Ū release..

Follow these keystrokes for the ‘okina (glottal stop): Alt - 0 then 145 ‘ release, or any other keystroke your prefer, such as `.

Mapping your own keyboard for Coconut Info Fonts for the PC

MSFT Word does have some nice features, and here's one that you can use to re-map the keyboard with shortcuts for a font so you don't have to use the numeric alt-0 sequence or the Character Map keyboard. (This does not require third party software.)

Here's how:

1) Under the INSERT menu in WORD
2) Select SYMBOL..... the Symbol window will appear (click Symbol tab if necessary)
3) Select the FONT you want to make the shortcut keys for..... such as FootlightCI (use your favorite symbol font). (*To map another Unicode TT font such as AkelamonaCI select [normal text])
4) Click on (select) the character you want to make a shortcut for, such as the e with a macron over it (bottom row first over)
5) Click on the Shortcut Key.... button
6) In the Customize Keyboard window enter ALT-e (in this case) in the "Press new shortcut key" field
7) Click on the Assign button
8) Click on the Close button

Do this for all the lower case macron vowels. Then perhaps use ALT-SHIFT uppercase vowel for the capitals.

This will eliminate many keystrokes.

*You can also remap Unicode TT fonts (such as AkelamonaCI, Palapala, and Mankoiso) similarly by selecting the Font: (normal text). Find the Hawaiian characters with diacritics and remap them. We suggest alt-vowel for lower case and alt-shift-vowel for upper case.

Using WORDPERFECT and other PC applications you may be able to accomplish similar shortcuts, Refer to your online help or documentation. (Tools->Settings->Customize->Keyboards->Create)

Note that in Word you can reassign the keyboard for every Word document you create or just for the document you are working on. Refer to MS Help to further familiarize yourself with this feature. At first it may seem a bit confusing but you'll gain confidence by figuring it out for yourself.



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