Type vietnamese and esperanto easily
-and utf8 encode french- thanks to Vim





version française





Yes, easily, with an ordinary keyboard, and chiefly without extra software ! Vim (on Linux) is an effective text editor for html encoding ; on Mac, it runs in "Terminal".
The setting of its configuration file "HTML.vim" allows, with a simple routine for typing, to automatically code the special characters to UTF-8. The HTML.vim file is included in the hidden directory .vim, located at the root of your "home", and you can download this tiny directory here (1,3 ko). Its inspection allows to quickly understand the routine, and modify it at your taste (for those who still prefer iso8859 coding, you can download the corresponding micro-directory here).
Typing any special character begins by ":" then comes its letter, and finally its description.


For vietnamese
Description :
c means cup for the a, crocheting for the o and the u         > means hat (circumflex = dấu mũ)
a means acute (dấu sắc), g grave (dấu huyền), t tilde (dấu ngã), ? interrogative (dấu hỏi), "." fall tone (dấu nặng).


Examples :
:ac gives ă (a-cup), :oc gives ơ (o-crocheting) et :uc gives ư (u-crocheting)
:Aa gives Á, :ac? gives , :e>t gives , :Oc. gives , :ucg gives
to obtain sc, one must type s:acac         to obtain ngã, one must type ng:at         to obtain nng, one must type n:ac.ng


For esperanto
it is simpler, for the number of special characters is much lower : ĉ ĝ ĥ ĵ ŝ ŭ   Ĉ Ĝ Ĥ Ĵ Ŝ Ŭ

Description :
c means cover, and u means cup


Examples :
:cc gives ĉ, et :Uu gives Ŭ
to obtain ĉirkaŭ, one must type :ccirka:uu         to obtain paĝo, one must type pa:gco


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Special characters existing on the french keyboard are also automatically encoded in UTF-8 (for the same price !:-) ; for example, if I type è, Vim encodes è

The produced .html page can at once be copy-paste in your everyday text editor or your e-mail client, or uploaded.





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