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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. In Android you can use the Google Keyboard, which has a setting for Esperanto and is usually already installed on the phone. There is also an Esperanto Language Pack for the popular ...


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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 graphical environment. The effect is that you can now switch to the new layout and type in Esperanto. It is QWERTY but some of the English letters have been replaced ...


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My favourite is this one because it is easy to remember and it sounds like a natural sentence: Laŭ Ludoviko Zamenhof bongustas freŝa ĉeĥa manĝaĵo kun spicoj. You can even get it on a t-shirt. If you just want to test the Esperanto letters then this single word is also very common: eĥoŝanĝoĉiuĵaŭde Vikipedio has a list of others of varying lengths.


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The h-system was proposed by Zamenhof himself in his Aldono al la Dua Libro de l' Lingvo Internacia in 1888. On page 6 it reads: Se ia el la tipografioj ne povas presi verkojn kun signetoj superliteraj (ˆ) kaj (˘), ĝi povas anstataŭigi la signeton (ˆ) per la litero „h“ kaj la signeton (˘) tute ne uzadi. Sed en la komenco de tia verko devas esti presita: „...


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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 the button by "To the corresponding key in a Qwerty layout". You can now use AltGr C to type ĉ and AltGr Shift C to type Ĉ and so on. Be aware: with enabled "...


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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 terminalo (Ctrl-Alt-T): sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool gnome-tweak-tool 2) Elektu 'Typing' (tajpado, la 2a vico plej supre) kaj 3) Ŝanĝu 'Adding Esperanto ...


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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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I use Windows 10 and I customised the US international keyboard to type the Esperanto characters, and I don't have the hassle of swiching it on and of like some other programs. I used a software program called "Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4", you can download this from the Microsoft website and it's quite easy to use, (and free), just follow the ...


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Eblas konjekti pli precize, ĉar ni havas tekstojn de pra-Esperanto (frua, ne publika versio de la lingvo) en ĝia stato je 1881. La diakritaj literoj tiutempe estis: Áá / Ćć / DŹ dź / Éé / Ħħ / Óó / Śś / Ŭŭ / Źź El ĉi tiuj, la (malaperontaj) vokaloj estis uzataj por verbaj finaĵoj similaj al tiuj de la itala lingvo, movantaj la akcenton al la lasta silabo....


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I don't think it's much of a tradition, but rather convenience. Unless you transcribe it, i.e. write it phonetically (as it should be read) as the closest approximation using characters Esperanto has to offer, you won't really know how to read it. This is because names are just words in other languages: you can't pronounce them unless you are familiar with ...


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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’s Noto. There is also this rather beautiful font: I think most modern tools for creating fonts can just automatically generate the letters with hats because ...


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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 “eĥoŝanĝoĉiuĵaŭde”. Puŝu la vindozan klavon por malfermi la serĉilon kaj serĉu “lingvo”. Elektu “lando kaj lingvo” Klaku la butonon “+” por aldoni plian enigmetodon....


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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 various Unicode symbols, e.g.: ^, h for ĥ (and analogously for ĉ, Ĝ, ĵ, Ŝ) U, U for Ŭ u, u for ŭ ', i for í ,, C for Ç <, < for « ,, , for „ ', ' for ” &...


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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 motivation to use it is because the normal QUERTY layout is designed for typewriters. On the smartphones touchscreen, the characters of the QUERTY layout are generally ...


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I have only ever seen one, but I have actually seen it printed on t-shirts, which makes me belive it is the most well known: Laŭ Ludoviko Zamenhof bongustas freŝa ĉeĥa manĝaĵo kun spicoj. "According to Ludwig Zamenhof, fresh Czech food with spices tastes good".


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As opposed to the ĉapelo, the luneto has an explicit historic inspiration. Wikipedia states that It is thought that ŭ was created by analogy with the Belarusian letter ў (Cyrillic u with breve), which was proposed by P.A. Bessonov in 1870. Virtually the same is stated with more certainty in the corresponding Vikipedio entry: Ŭ estas invento de ...


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The methods you mentioned, using H or X, are the most common and accepted. As explained in other answers, the H-metodo is in the Fundamento and people can't say you are wrong for using it. It can be slightly ambiguous in compound words: ne-uzo is not neŭzo flug-haveno is not fluĝaveno The hyphen in compound words is optional in general, but it would be ...


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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 successfully in both Windows 7 and Windows 10. In fact, it's the only one I've ever used. I use Firefox and have had no issues, however I can't say whether it works ...


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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 ŭ by v+x rather than u+x, because there are cases (in some languages, like French, and actually English as well) where the combination u+x is used naturally. ...


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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 or less intuitive keystrokes you enter various Unicode symbols, e.g.: ^, h for ĥ (and analogously for ĉ, Ĝ, ĵ, Ŝ) U, U for Ŭ u, u for ŭ ', i for ...


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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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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 completely new one with only 9 keys which enables you to get to common speeds of around 30 WPM with the fastest of the world typing around 85 WPM on their ...


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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 Shift # to get it. I can produce the following letters with breve: ăĕğĭŏŭ. The deadkeys feature can also be used on the US international keyboard layout


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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 lot of languages and even IPA. http://www.typeit.org/app/?lang=esperanto&side Mi tajpas ĉapelojn per TypeIt kaj mi havis nenian problemon. Ĝi bone ...


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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 circumflex above, twice and "jen ĝi".


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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, Sanskrit or English, say), but I have never used anything of the kind. If your computer supports Adobe Flash, you can test all your own fonts on this page: http://...


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Mi opinias la supozon pri Belorusa origino de nia "ŭ" ne tre konvinka. Tiu Cirila litero (ў) estis proponita en 1870 kaj malmulte uzata antaŭ la 20-a jarcento. Eble Zamenhof, kies ĉefaj lingvoj estis la Rusa kaj la Jida, ja konis ĝin kaj ĝi povis havi etan signifon en la kreado de la Esperanta alfabeto. Mi tamen kredas, ke la ĉefaj motivoj por le elekto de ...


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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. For Android I use AnySoftKeyboard, it supports Esperanto characters by default (by long-pressing c, g, etc), and you can also install an Esperanto add-on, to ...


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For Windows computer, I have used the Esperanto keyboard available here for download since Windows 7 (worked as well with Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, and it was designed for XP and Vista!). Switching keyboards between English and Esperanto using the Windows key + SPACE is quick. This is the layout of the keyboard; in my opinion, it didn't take long to get used ...


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