How can I quickly and conveniently write Peoplese punctuation marks on a computer with MS Windows?
First create each Peoplese
punctuation mark (mid-dot, hyphnet-et, and lines over the long vowels),
then create macros so that by simultaneously pressing 2 keys, the mark will appear.
To create a mid-dot, type U+00b7 and press Alt X (hold down the Alt key while typing X). A mid-dot will appear.
create a hyphen-et, type U+06d4 and press Alt X. A short hyphen
Note: If you are using MS Windows XP or later, the Unicode (U+...) numbers are already installed.
If you are using another operating system that does not have Unicode numbers pre-installed,
you can download the Unicode fonts gratis from the Internet.
substitute this process by simultaneously pressing two keys.
For example, Alt-m to create a mid-dot, Alt-h to create a hypen-ette.
To faciilate the process you must create a macro. To create a macro for a mid-dot: in MS Word:
In MS Word 2003 and later, on top row press View, then select Macros.
Press "record macro". Press "keyboard".
In the "Press new shortcut key" dialog box, hold down the Alt key and type m (or any letter you want).
Press "assign", then "close". Type U+2219 and press Alt X. (U+2219 is the Unicode # for a mid-dot.)
Go to the top of the screen, press View, then Macro, then "stop recording macro".
From then on, every time you press Alt m, the mid-dot will appear.
Similarly create a macro to substitute, for example Alt h, for a hyphen-et. Use U+06d4 instead of U+2219.
For other MS Office products, and most other common software, the process is similar.
Check the "help" section for "macros", and follow instructions.
create long vowels overhead lines, type the unicode number and
press Alt X, as above, then create macros.
|ā||U+0101 Alt x||Alt a||Ā||U+0100 Alt x||Alt-Shift a|
|ē||U+0113, Alt x||Alt e||Ē||U+0112, Alt x||Alt-shift e|
|ī||U+012B, Alt x||Alt i||Ī||U+012A, Alt x||Alt-shift i|
|ō||U+014D, Alt x||Alt o||Ō||U+014C, Alt x||Alt-shift o|
|ū||U+016B, Alt x||Alt u||Ū||U+016A, Alt x||Alt-shift u|
Create macros for each one of these accented letters -
instructions directly above.
We recommend the above macros key squences, because they are simple and intuitive.
Thus, for an accented "a", type "a" as usual but while holding down the "alt" key, etc.
Once the macros are set up, typing Peoplese punctuation marks will soon become automatic.
suffixes are most quickly added with macros. Same
procedure as above.
Adding -d for any root verb forms the past tense.
Type U+06d4 and press Alt X. A short hyphen will appear. Then type "d".
Write a macro (Alt g recommended), so that when you press Alt and g, -d appears.
Adding -ing for any root verb forms a gerund.
Type U+06d4 and press Alt X. A short hyphen will appear. Then type "ing".
Write a macro (Alt v recommended), so that when you type "Alt v", -ing appears.
(gratis) the normal.dotm file, which incorporates all of the above
To utilize this file, go to directory: [your user name] / AppData / roaming / microsoft / templates.
Save your existing "normal.dotm" file as "normal-copy.dotm"
Change the name of the downloaded file to: normal.dotm
(If you ever want to stop using the Peoplese normal file, add "copy" to its name,
then change your original normal.dotm file back to: normal.dotm)