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From: "Kevin Benson" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Foreign characters
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:58:42 -0400
For most basic needs, there is already a utility within RootsMagic for
insertion of special characters (from the RM Help file):
The character map is a table of characters which you can bring up in
the note editor, name fields, or place fields. To open the character
map, press Ctrl+T while you are in one of these fields.
Once the character map is open, you can use your mouse or arrow keys
to select any character in the table, and then click the "Select"
button to paste that character into the note or edit field.
On 6/29/08, David E. Cann <> wrote:
> I wish I could remember who it was, but some time ago someone on this list
> recommended an excellent little software application to me called
> "AllChars." It is absolutely marvellous for putting those rarely used
> foreign characters into things, and works wonderfully with RootsMagic, but
> the greatest thing about it is that it is freeware.
> That is the good news, but the bad news is that it does not work well on
> Vista and I have just bought a laptop running on Vista and will also replace
> my current desktop this summer with one running Vista. So, with my
> apologies to Alfred for venturing a bit off topic, can anyone out there
> recommend any such software that is Vista-compatible. It does not have to
> be freeware (though it would be nice), I am more than willing to pay for it,
> but if anyone out there knows of something I can purchase that is
> Vista-compatible I'd appreciate hearing from you.
> David E. Cann