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CharEntry is a tool for inserting non-ASCII characters into text, with particular emphasis on linguistic notation. It provides charts of the consonants, vowels, and diacritics of the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as a chart of precomposed accented characters. Clicking on a character inserts it into a text region, the contents of which may be saved to a file or copied and pasted elsewhere. A widget for inserting characters by Unicode codepoint is also provided. Furthermore, it is possible to read the definition of a custom character chart from a file.

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Recent releases

  •  24 Aug 2009 22:18

    Release Notes: The check buttons that control the display of the tool and control panels are now initialized correctly.

    •  21 Feb 2009 11:04

      Release Notes: Export to the clipboard is now automatic, which is much more convenient.

      •  22 Mar 2008 13:04

        Release Notes: The widget for inserting characters by code has been modified to work with Tcl/Tk version 8.5. A workaround has been introduced for a bug in the MS Windows implementation of some versions of Tcl/Tk. The use of the Iwidgets library is now optional. Its presence is tested and custom character charts are made available only if it is detected. Upper case A with caron is now represented by the single codepoint rather than the sequence previously used. A single-file executable for MS Windows is now provided.

        •  25 May 2007 07:57

          Release Notes: Characters may now be saved to a file in encodings other than UTF-8. Attempts to save characters in an encoding that does not support them are detected; a list of the offending characters is provided.

          •  17 Apr 2007 10:55

            Release Notes: Charts can now be kept raised. Conversion to HTML is now reversible.


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