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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 are the Esperanto pangrams?

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 ...
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How did the h-system of typing accented characters come about?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Esperantizing one's name - what's the origin of this tradition?

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 ...
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Kiu estas la origino de la ĉapelitaj literoj?

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 / ...
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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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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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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 Esperanto pangrams?

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. "...
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Why is Ŭ the only hat-letter [Ĉ, Ĝ, Ĥ, Ĵ, Ŝ, Ŭ] that doesn't use a circumflex?

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), ...
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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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Is it possible to use other symbols as an alternative to accented characters?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is Ŭ the only hat-letter [Ĉ, Ĝ, Ĥ, Ĵ, Ŝ, Ŭ] that doesn't use a circumflex?

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 ...
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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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How do I type the Esperanto letters on Windows?

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 ...
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