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Special Characters - Via Keyboard

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When entering data into Theatre Manager you can include special characters such as accent marks above letters like é.


Common characters (french, Spanish, Italian, German)

In some cases, simply holding down a character that can be accented in some language (eg a, e, i, o, u, n, c) will show all the accented possibilities for that character in most entry fields in Theatre Manager. A sample of the popup is shown to the right.


Using any other UTF-8 characters

Some less often used characters may have to be entered manually using their UTF8 code.

The following is a table of codes to allow you to enter these special letters in the Theatre Manager Database. This is a listing of the common special characters. Something entered on the Mac should be visible on the PC and vice versa since Theatre Manager databases are set up to accept standard UTF-8 character set.

Note: Emoji's, Kanji, Chinese, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Arabic, etc that are part of the UTF-8 character set can be used within Theatre Manager. Text placed in various description and notes field appear online as the TM Server is also UTF8 aware.
Most special characters cannot be printed on ticket printers.


Macintosh alternate keys

Source: Washington State University

Windows alternate keys

For reference to additional special characters, click here.