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st: RE: RE: Italian keyboards


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Italian keyboards
Date   Mon, 15 Jul 2002 14:11:03 +0100

Michael Hills
> >
> > I have just returned from Italy where I discovered that Italian
> > keyboards lack the left single quote ` and the left and
> right curly
> > barckets{ }. At one time this would only have affected
> people writing
> > programs, but recent developments in Stata have changed
> this. Italian
> > users must have discovered something better than typing the excape
> > code each time, and I appeal to them for advice.

Nick Winter
>
> One approach would be to assign those characters to functions keys
> (assuming your keyboard has them!)  In your profile.do file, add the
> following:
>
> 	global F10 "`"
> 	global F11 "{"
> 	global F12 "}"
>
> and then the corresponding function keys will give you
> those characters.
> This will only work for interactive Stata, but might get
> you part of the
> way there.
>
> Beyond that, there must be some OS-level key mapping
> utilites out there?
>

This still a little question, the same
as Michael's: how to type those characters in Stata.

Stata knows ` { and } as char(96), char(123)
and char(125).

global F10 = char(96)

-- for example -- works fine so far as I can
see.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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