Using languages other than English
you log in, look at the drop-down language box in the lower right-hand corner. Choose the language you
find most comfortable.
Many of the menu items will change language and
you can evoke some keyboard layouts that you can't access if you entered
via English. Moreover your dictionary, thesaurus, currency markers and the like will be appropriate.
We are still trying to figure this out as the techniques seem to change every time we have a software update. The best method? seems to depend on the language.
Please remember: before you log in, look at the drop-down language box. Choose the language you find most comfortable. Many of the menu items will change language and you can evoke some keyboard layouts that you can't access if you entered via English.
A keyboard re-mapping can be used to produce text in various scripts, which can then be pasted into e-mail or
search boxes. Try it. We've set this up to open in a new tab so as to make writing and pasting into e-mail easier.
This is not the only way to get diacritical marks such as á, ¿, ß or ñ.. Within open office you can chose insert / special characters - but that is slow and awkward. There are other techniques. Just be sure to select your language of choice before you log in.
With earlier editions of our software you could switch keyboard input to some non-Roman scripts such as Chinese by simple keyboard tricks. For example: this used to work: for Chinese one could press ctr-space when in the word processor or a search box - but you need to have picked Simplified Chinese in the original drop-down box!
For some other
languages such as Amharic or Tigrigna, you could switch scripts in certain
locations such as search boxes or web-based e-mail by doing a right
click, and choosing input methods, then the font you want. With Cyrillic this would even carry over into open office. This does not seem to work in the newer software versions. But please let us know if you discover something.
If nothing else works - cut and paste these
¿ Á Ã Å Ç É Ë Í Ï Ñ Ó Õ × Ù Û Ý ß
á ã å ç é ë í ï ñ ó õ ÷ ù û ý ÿ
À Â Ä Æ È Ê Ì Î Ð Ò Ô Ö Ø Ú Ü Þ
à â ä æ è ê ì î ð ò ô ö ø ú ü þ
see also: Asian Dictionaries