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Is there an easy way to make a new "global" hot key for a letter. I know that there are different ways of making hot keys for actions, but I have not found out how to make one for a given letter.

Specifically, I want to press "CTRL+C" to generate cedilla "ç" and "CTRL+SHIFT+C" to generate "Ç".

It does not have to be these specific keys, but the reason I am asking is that I want to buy a computer for a Portuguese speaker.

Edit: I am talking about a laptop.

  • Use a portuguese keyboard? – DavidPostill Dec 11 '14 at 20:32
  • Sorry, I forgot to mention that I am talking about a laptop. I will edit the post. Thank you! – Akitirija Dec 11 '14 at 20:33
  • Use an external USB portuguese keyboard? – DavidPostill Dec 11 '14 at 20:35
  • Yes, it's a good suggestion, but it is not really an option, since the laptop will be very mobile. – Akitirija Dec 11 '14 at 20:37
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I want to generate cedilla "ç" and "Ç"

Use the United States-International keyboard layout


Typing Diacritics And Special Characters

Type International and Special Characters using the right Alt key or the following modifier keys: Apostrophe('), Accent Grave(`), Quotation Mark("), Tilde(~), and Circumflex(^). To type just the modifier key by itself, type Space following the modifier key. Press and hold the right ALT key then press the keys to make the special characters:

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Source Microsoft Keyboards - English (US-International) Typing Diacritics And Special Characters


How to use the United States-International keyboard layout in Windows

To add the United States-International keyboard layout, follow these steps:

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  • Click Start button
  • Type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  • Click Add.
  • Expand the language that you want. For example, English (United States).
  • Expand Keyboard list, select the United States-International check box, and then click OK.
  • In the Default input language list, click Language name - United States-International (where Language name is the language that you selected in step 4), and then click OK two times.
  • In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.

  • Notice that the Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you position the mouse pointer over it, a ToolTip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.

  • Click the Language bar, and then click United States-International on the shortcut menu that appears.

The United States-International keyboard layout is selected.

Source How to use the United States-International keyboard layout in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, and in Windows XP

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