how do I type ê or ä on Atari ST?

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how do I type ê or ä on Atari ST?

Post by farvardin »

hello,

I'd like to use a word processor on Atari ST. It's working fine, except I'm writing in French, and while accented letters such as éàç are working just fine, I can't type ê or ä, when I type the dead key ^ or " followed by a letter, they are displayed ^e or "a (I'm using a French TOS, of course).
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Re: how do I type ê or ä on Atari ST?

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By default you can't type these letters.
You need ACCENT3.PRG in your AUTO folder.
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Re: how do I type ê or ä on Atari ST?

Post by ThorstenOtto »

Are you running MiNT? Even TOS 4.04 does not support dead keys, IIRC. Or maybe you are using some resident tool that catches deadkeys?

When using TOS >= 2.0, you should be able to use alt-numpad as a fallback to enter any character. ê for example would be alt-136, ä would be alt-132.
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Re: how do I type ê or ä on Atari ST?

Post by Yvo »

Hello
Maybe there is a answer in this thread
https://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=30655
I can use ckbd
for me it's good

Salut, de mon côté j'utilise ckbd. Il marche bien. Par contre il faut voir s'il faut paramétrer soi-même le clavier ou faire quelques modifications selon son clavier (je me souviens avoir modifier des paramètres sur ma configuration). Je n'ai plus d'atari mais j'utilise Hatari.
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Re: how do I type ê or ä on Atari ST?

Post by farvardin »

thank you @DrTypo, ACCENT3.PRG is working perfectly for my usage!

@ThorstenOtto, I've tried EasyMint, but it was the same (from my keyboard, I haven't tried alt combinations). I just want to use the normal ^ symbol on my keyboard, to keep my writing flow.

@Yvo ok, I've copied it, but I suppose Accent3 would be more convenient for me. Si je peux modifier la keymap, je pourrais peut-être rajouter le tiret du 6 qui passe à un autre symbole...
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