Keyboard viewer binding program?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by janbkr, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. janbkr macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2007

    I've been trawling the net for a couple of hours and can't believe I can't fix this problem on my so-called internationally-friendly MacBook running Tiger.

    I have a MacBook with a French keyboard. Sometimes I need to type in English, and sometimes I need to type in Turkish (using Turkish accented characters). I can't touch type on either keyboard layout.

    I know all about character palette and keyboard viewer. In the keyboard viewer for a French keyboard there is support for some Turkish characters (with option key combinations) but not all: the Turkish s cedilla (with a tail) and a g with a smile on top are two examples that just aren't there.

    Now, here is my problem: how can I type in Turkish on this French keyboard, given that there is no support in the French keyboard layout for some of the characters I need? We're not talking a one-off instance of inserting a character from the palette, and I can't be doing with a virtual keyboard on the screen: I need these characters at my fingertips!

    Is there some kind of program that can rewire those key bindings in the keyboard viewer to the characters I want? I mean, I would happily sacrifice a mathematical symbol or two to get the missing Turkish characters.

    Hate to say it, but the Windows ALT + code key combinations worked like a dream for me: I can't believe the Mac can't do something similar.


    Intel MacBook 2GHz
    MacOS X 10.4.1
  2. ZFuzzy macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2007
    Take a look at these two web pages:

    Is this what you are trying to do? You can something similar to windows ALT key codes:

    Turkish Extended Codes for OS X

    İ Option+W,Shift+I dotted capital I
    ı Option+W,I dotless I
    Ö Option+u,O
    ö Option+u,o
    Ü Option+u,U
    ü Option+u,u

    Ç Shift+Option+C
    ç Option+C
    Ğ Option+011D Capital G-breve
    ğ Option+011E G-breve
    Ş Option+015E Capital S cedille
    ş Option+015F S-cedille

    But there is also a keyboard viewer, I think its under the international might also need to install the language kit.

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