Foreign language characters, symbols and unicode

Foreign language can contain unusual symbols. For example the German Eszett is nog located on our keyboard. Spanish language has inverted question and exclamation marks, and French has cedillas, accents, tremas, circumflexes and ligatures.

These, and more foreign symbols can be entered with the symbol screen. Open it by clicking the Symbol button, Symbols.
The symbols displayed in this screen can be modified. See the chapter "Modify Symbols".

If the symbol of your choice is not available, choose from the menu [Settings][Preferences] Function keys definition. In this way it is possible to program symbols/words behind the F-keys.


To enter Greek it is possible to use unicode, but for convenience Teach2000 contains a Greek font.
More information: Greek.


Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew and other languages have a script that does not fit on the US keyboard.

Unicode is an industry standard designed to allow text and symbols from all of the writing systems of the world to be consistently represented and manipulated by computers.
Source: Wikipedia.

Windows 2000, XP and Vista support the use of unicode. Arial is a font that contains unicode symbols.

Creating unicode words is possible in different ways.

MS Word has a lot of unicode capabilities, and moving content to and from Teach2000 is possible. Just use Copy and Paste. In Word: Add unicode symbols by selecting the symbol editor ([Insert][Symbol]). Select 'Arial' and the desired subset, for example Cyrillic.
Find the symbol you need and click on it.

Is MS Word not available? Use Charmap. Open this application by choosing [Start][Run]. Enter 'charmap' and click OK.
Select 'Arial', 'Advanced view' and the desired Character set, for example Windows: Turkish. Click the symbols you look for. Use copy to move the selected symbols to the clipboard.
Paste the contents of the clipboard in Teach2000.

Choose [Start][Control Panel][Regional and Language Options]. Select Languages and Details. The input languages can be added here. Install the desired languages.
Start Teach2000 and change the language displayed on the task bar.

Modify Symbols

The symbols displayed in the screen 'Symbols' can be modified. To do this, open the file 'symbols.txt' from the installation folder with Notepad, make the modifications and save the changes. Restart Teach2000 and the modifications will be visible.
Four symbols on one line!