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How do I make special characters, accented characters and diacritics?


You can make these characters in Sesame by composing them. On keyboards which do not have a dead-key, the compose key is F12. For example, to make an accented a (à) you type:

F12(or dead-key) ' a

The keys are pressed in sequence, as opposed to holding one down while typing others. The table below shows the compose sequence for other special characters. (See page 503 of the Sesame Programming Guide for the Standard ASCII Character Set.)

Keys
Char
 
Keys
Char
 
Keys
Char
 
Keys
Char
sp
nbsp
 
*
°
 
` A
À
 
D -
Ð
` a
à
 
d -
ð
 
!
¡
 
+ -
±
' A
Á
 
~ N
Ñ
 
' a
á
 
~ n
ñ
%
¢
 
2
²
 
A ^
Â
 
` O
Ò
^ a
â
 
` o
ò
 
#
£
 
3
³
~ A
Ã
 
' O
Ó
 
~ a
ã
 
' o
ó
$
¤
 
'
´
 
: A
Ä
 
^ O
Ô
: a
ä
 
^ o
ô
 
y =
¥
 
u
µ
* A
Å
 
~ O
Õ
 
* a
å
 
~ o
õ
|
¦
 
p
 
A E
Æ
 
: O
Ö
a e
æ
 
: o
ö
 
&
§
 
.
·
, C
Ç
 
x
×
 
, c
ç
 
- :
÷
:
¨
 
,
¸
 
E `
È
 
O /
Ø
` e
è
 
o /
ø
 
c
©
 
1
¹
' E
É
 
` U
Ù
 
' e
é
 
` u
ù
a
ª
 
o
º
 
^ E
Ê
 
' U
Ú
^ e
ê
 
' u
ú
 
< <
«
 
> >
»
: E
Ë
 
^ U
Û
 
: e
ë
 
^ u
û
~
¬
 
1 4
¼
 
` I
Ì
 
: U
Ü
` i
ì
 
: u
ü
 
-
­
 
1 2
½
' I
Í
 
' Y
Ý
 
' i
í
 
' y
ý
r
®
 
3 4
¾
 
^ I
Î
 
T H
Þ
^ i
î
 
t h
þ
 
_
¯
 
?
¿
: I
Ï
 
s s
ß
 
: i
ï
 
: y
ÿ