[KS] Breve Input Tool for Han'gŭl Romanization
hoffmann at koreaweb.ws
Sat Jun 16 04:09:59 EDT 2012
For the Apple Macintosh (under OS X) you will quickly get used to this
simple keystroke combination to type bréves:
Option + b, followed by the base letter
You would then e.g. type:
ŏ ==> Option + b, and then o
ŭ ==> Option + b, and then u
Ŏ ==> Option + b, and then O
Ŭ ==> Option + b, and then U
For the romanization of Japanese (Hepburn system), on a Mac, this is
just as easy—use Option + a:
ō ==> Option + a, and then o
ū ==> Option + a, and then u
Ō ==> Option + a, and then O
Ū ==> Option + a, and then U
Easy enough to remember, yes?
On the new (released July last year) 10.8 (Lion) OS you have further
options if you set the keyboard driver to "U.S. International - PC"
(given you use a U.S. keyboard).
For other accents and all kind of characters you seldom use, so you
would not so easily remember them, simply install the small application
"PopChar" (http://www.ergonis.com/products/popcharx/). I personally
prefer *older* versions of that program as it is less 'heavy,' doesn't
have functions I never need. Ross King kindly introduced me to that
twenty years ago and I still use it.
The most popular little tool for this purpose seems "AX"
(http://vulpeculox.net/ax/), a free tool that allows you to easily
create shortcuts for the accents you often use, and those shortcuts
then work for all applications.
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