Converting ASCII to ISO-Latin-1
Wiki uses the ISO-8859 character set (also known as ISO-Latin-1),
which includes characters with accents and special characters
for latin alphabets. If you use a keyboard that has such character
keys, you can enter text directly.
But if you don't have such a keyboard, you can still enter non-ASCII
characters with the following method:
Here is the list of available characters:
- When editing a page, click the "Convert accents" check box next to
the Author text field, below the main text.
- To input characters with accents, enter the character then
the accent. For example, to input "é", input "e'".
- Other special characters are available, which are listed below.
- When you save the page, these special character pairs are converted
into ISO-8859 characters and saved as such in the page.
Note : single quotes are used to put words in italics. So a vowel followed by
an accute accent (e.g. e') is only converted if the vowel is followed by 1 or 3 quotes.
- all the vowels, upper-case or lower-case, followed by an acute accent ('),
a grave accent (`), a circumflex (^) or an umlaut (").
- ",c" and ",C" turn into a c-cédilla (ç) ;
- "AE" and "ae" turn into the ae-ligature (æ) ;
- "Aa" and "aa" turn into a-ring (å) ;
- "O/" and "o/" turn into o-slash (ø) ;
- "a~", "n~" and "o~" turn into tilde-characters (ã, ñ and õ) ;
- "^!" and "^?" turn into upside down exclamation and question marks (¡ ¿) ;
- "^c" et "^r" turn into the copyright and trademark signs (©, ®)
"C'est l'été" is spelled "c'est l'e'te'".
Beware also when text is surrounded by double quotes. If the last character
before the closing quote is a vowel, it will get an umlaut and the double quote
"Wiki" will give "Wikï
Please don't edit this page with accent conversion on!
Version 1, Mon 23 Nov 1998 18:18:31 [mbl]