[nabs-l] NBP-Announce: Anna Dresner's 'It's Not on the Keyboard: Typing Special Characters and Foreign Languages in Word'

Tony Grima agrima at nbp.org
Thu Dec 4 01:59:39 UTC 2008


It's Not on the Keyboard: Typing Special Characters and Foreign
Languages in Word
By Anna Dresner
In braille, PortaBook, or ASCII Text, $5

Accents, the copyright symbol, the yen sign, diacritical marks,
alphabets such as Cyrillic-if you use a screen reader or braille display
and need to type characters that aren't on the standard keyboard, this
booklet will help!

This book covers the two scenarios in which you might want to type such
characters: One, if you need to type things like the copyright symbol,
the yen sign, or an e with an acute accent but are working primarily in
English; and two, if you want to type in a language that uses many
symbols that aren't on the standard keyboard or are in a completely
different alphabet, and you want to have them all readily available on
the keyboard. Author Anna Dresner also covers how to work in a foreign
language, and offers helpful tips such as controlling the AutoCorrect
feature and making shortcut keys for symbols.


Check out the table of contents:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/SPECIAL.html


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