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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

Linux, Mac OS, and Android all supply built-in keyboards for typing accented letters. Windows computers and iPhones require additional software to support accented characters. Android In Android you ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

There are at least three methods that I know of (I am using XUbuntu 15.10): You can add an Esperanto keyboard layout. That is done differently for different graphical environments, assuming a ...
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What happened to the letter ĥ during the evolution of Esperanto from Zamenhof to our times?

The letter ĥ is extremely rare, and for that reason, people tend to eliminate the few words (none of them very common) were it does appear. Esperanto learners who struggle with it get little chance to ...
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What are the "names" of the diacritic letters in the Esperanto Alphabet?

You simply add an -o noise to the end of letter. So, for these letters, you would pronounce it as follows: Ĉo, Ĝo, Ĥo, Ĵo, Ŝo, Ŭo This is how it was presented to me, at least. I will also include ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

Linux Mint (Cinnamon) has an option for this under the System Settings menu: System Settings -> Hardware -> Keyboard -> Keyboard layout -> Options -> Adding Esperanto supersigned letters. Then click ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Android?

Android's built-in Google Keyboard supports Esperanto out of the box and includes autocorrect. Simply go into your keyboard settings and enable Esperanto as one of the languages.
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

In my anecdotal experience on the Internet I see the x-system vastly more often than the h-system. It has the major advantage that there is less ambiguity so it is easier to automatically convert away ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

En Ubuntu la eblecon 'Adding Esperanto circumflexes (supersigno)' malaperis ekde Ubuntu 14, sed eblas instali 'gnome-tweak-tool' kaj rehavi ĝin, same kiel en Linux Mint (Cinnamon): 1) Tajpu en ...
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Esperanto and LaTeX

Probably the easiest way is to simply use the Esperanto setting for the Babel package (\usepackage[esperanto]{babel}). This allows you to use ^s for the letter ŝ, ^C for the letter Ĉ, ^u for the ...
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Esperanto and LaTeX

If you use XeLaTeX, you can use any Unicode characters in your document without doing anything special: to XeLaTeX, Ĝ is no more special than G. Its default font is Latin Modern, which is a Unicode-...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

You can also use the Compose key (how to activate that depends on your system). To quote my Windows answer: This means by pressing the set compose key (e.g. right Windows key), followed by more ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

I use Windows 10 and I customized the US international keyboard to type the Esperanto characters, and I don't have the hassle of switching it on and off like some other programs. I used a software ...
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How is the Ĥ letter pronounced?

I guess you got terrible sources. :/ You just have to check the Fundamento for this: In the English fundamento, ĥ is defined as in loch, which is /x/ In the German fundamento, ĥ is defined as "ch". ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

I like to use WinCompose, which adds Compose key functionality to Windows. This means by pressing the set compose key (e.g. right Windows key), followed by more or less intuitive keystrokes you enter ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

For any small touchscreens (Android and iOS) (e.g. smartphones), I prefer to use Messagease. It's a completely different way to enter characters, rather than a special Esperanto keyboard. The ...
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Which fonts support Esperanto diacritics?

Here is a list that someone made of fonts on fontlibrary.org that support Esperanto. A good general-purpose free font that has good support for a wide range of languages including Esperanto is Google’...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

Se vi uzas Gnome (ekzemple per Fedora) vi povas uzi la x-sistemon sen instali ion ajn se vi ŝaltas ĝin per la agordoj. La x-sistemo permesas ekzemple tajpi “ehxosxangxocxiujxauxde” por ke aperu “...
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What are the "names" of the diacritic letters in the Esperanto Alphabet?

The most common procedure by far is to add -o to every consonant: a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, go, ĝo, ho, ĥo, i, jo, ĵo, ko, lo, mo, no, o, po, ro, so, ŝo, to, u, ŭo, vo, zo These are the names given ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

I have a German keyboard with deadkeys (no personal configurations). Using the ^ key, I can produce the following ĉapelitaj literoj: âĉêĝĥîĵôŝûŵŷẑ. The breve is quite hidden, I have to press AltGr ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters with accents on Linux?

In usual Linux distros this works right out of the box. You just go to the keyboard settings and tick something like "Use Esperanto accents." Then you have them like RightAlt-G -> "ĝ".
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

In addition to the ones already mentioned for Windows, there is yet another called Ek: http://www.esperanto.mv.ru/Ek/ Despite the program needing an update (and the website), I have used it ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

Unless I missed it, I don't think anyone has mentioned XK yet, which makes sense because I don't think it's very popular. Still, it's the one I use. It's pretty simple, uses the X-system, and it forms ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Android?

If you want to type fast and in a lot of languages, and because of that you don't have a good relationship with autocomplete, I can also recommend MessagEase. This is not a Qwerty-based layout, but a ...
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What are the "names" of the diacritic letters in the Esperanto Alphabet?

The recommended system is as follows: Zamenhof simply tacked an -o onto each consonant to create the name of the letter, with the vowels representing themselves: a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, etc. The ...
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What are the "names" of the diacritic letters in the Esperanto Alphabet?

Are you asking about how to say them in English or Esperanto. In Esperanto, as has been said, the official method is to say the sound of the letter followed by the -o sound. By the way, it fits to ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

I use "duoblilo" (language of homepage: German) for my laptop and desktop PC. It's a JavaScript-based tool which works quite well for me. I would only type the letter, which needs to get the ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

I use TypeIt. I have had no problem with it whether on Windows 7 or Windows 10. Since a lot of Esperanto speakers like learning languages, it is also a plus that this keyboard is also useful to type a ...
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Which fonts support Esperanto diacritics?

I don't know of any widely used fonts that don't have all the letters of Esperanto. There are fancy fonts designed for a limited set of letters or symbols or just for certain languages (Inuktitut, ...
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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

Another option for Windows is EK (Esperanta Klavaro); the newest OS the page says it works on is Vista, but the program may still work on newer operating systems even if the site hasn't been updated. ...
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What happened to the letter ĥ during the evolution of Esperanto from Zamenhof to our times?

Historically there was a movement to do away with ĥ as the alternative k was offered. Nowadays there are still some "difficult" letter combinations (rĥ) for some language speakers (French?). Nowadays ...
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