Keyboard shortcuts

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Proofing interface

There are keyboard shortcuts ("access keys") for DP's proofing/formatting interface. To use a shortcut, press whichever key is appropriate for your browser (see below) and then the character listed below:

6 Change Layout
9 Stop Proofreading
4 Report Bad Page
3 Return Page to Round
8 Save as 'Done' & Proofread Next Page
5 Save as 'Done'
7 Save as 'In Progress'

Enhanced interface only:
  , scroll left
  . scroll right
  ' scroll up
  / scroll down

[ put cursor in left markup box at bottom
] put cursor in right markup box at bottom
\ put cursor in text box for drop-down menus

1 HELP

u Uppercase selection
t Title case selection
l Lowercase selection
m Remove markup from selection

Formatting rounds only:
  i Italics
  b Bold
  s Small Caps
  g gesperrt
  f Antiqua

Using Accesskeys in Browsers

The key or keys that you use along with the above shortcut depends on the browser. Some common ones are CTRL, ALT, or SHIFT+ALT, but other combinations are used as well, and browsers are always changing so they may be different in the future. See the wikipedia list on this subject for information specific to your browser and operating system.

Some browsers (notably Opera and Safari) only accept access keys in the same frame, meaning that the shortcuts from the "toolbar area" (e.g. uppercase and lowercase selection, and the formatting markup buttons) are not immediately available while proofing.

Operating Systems

MS Windows with US-International keyboard

  • Press ' followed by a vowel to get the accent acute over the vowel: é.
  • Press ` followed by a vowel to get the accent grave over the vowel: è.
  • Press ^ followed by a vowel to get the accent circumflex over the vowel: ê.
  • Press " followed by a vowel to get the diaeresis (umlaut) over the vowel: ë.
  • Press ' followed by c to get a c with cedilla: ç.

See also: Diacriticals

Other Latin-1 characters:

¡ CTRL+ALT+1
² CTRL+ALT+2
³ CTRL+ALT+3 
¤ CTRL+ALT+4
¼ CTRL+ALT+6
½ CTRL+ALT+7
¾ CTRL+ALT+8
‘ CTRL+ALT+9
’ CTRL+ALT+0
¥ CTRL+ALT+-
× CTRL+ALT+=
å CTRL+ALT+w
® CTRL+ALT+r
þ CTRL+ALT+t
« CTRL+ALT+[
» CTRL+ALT+] 
¬ CTRL+ALT+\
ß CTRL+ALT+s
ø CTRL+ALT+l
¶ CTRL+ALT+;
´ CTRL+ALT+'
æ CTRL+ALT+z
© CTRL+ALT+c
µ CTRL+ALT+m
¿ CTRL+ALT+?

There are likely others, but some wise guy Wikimedia developer has attached access key to these.

Linux with "Compose" key Enabled

The following table is based on the one from the Proofreading Guidelines, with modifications showing how to type these characters using the "Compose" key. (In many keyboard layouts, this is the right "Alt" key.)

Unix (UTF-8) Compositions for Latin-1 symbols
` grave ´ acute (aigu) ^ circumflex ~ tilde ¨ umlaut ° ring Æ ligature
à Comp, `, a á Comp, ', a â Comp, ^, a ã Comp, ~, a ä Comp, ", a å Comp, o, a æ Comp, a, e
À Comp, `, A Á Comp, ', A Â Comp, ^, A Ã Comp, ~, A Ä Comp, ", A Å Comp, o, A Æ Comp, A, E
è Comp, `, e é Comp, ', e ê Comp, ^, e

ë Comp, ", e




È Comp, `, E É Comp, ', E Ê Comp, ^, E

Ë Comp, ", E




ì Comp, `, i í Comp, ', i î Comp, ^, i

ï Comp, ", i




Ì Comp, `, I Í Comp, ', I Î Comp, ^, I

Ï Comp, ", I / slash Œ ligature
ò Comp, `, o ó Comp, ', o ô Comp, ^, o õ Comp, ~, o ö Comp, ", o ø Comp, /, o œ Use [oe]
Ò Comp, `, O Ó Comp, ', O Ô Comp, ^, O Õ Comp, ~, O Ö Comp, ", O Ø Comp, /, O Œ Use [OE]
ù Comp, `, u ú Comp, ', u û Comp, ^, u

ü Comp, ", u




Ù Comp, `, U Ú Comp, ', U Û Comp, ^, U

Ü Comp, ", U currency mathematics






ñ Comp, ~, n ÿ Comp, ", y ¢ Comp, c, / ± Comp, +, -






Ñ Comp, ~, N Ÿ Comp, ", Y £ Comp, L, - × Comp, x, x
çedilla Icelandic marks accents punctuation ¥ Comp, Y, = ÷ Comp, -, :
ç Comp, ,, c þ Comp, t, h © Comp, o, c ´ L3-Sh.+' ' ¿ Comp, ?, ? $ $ ¬ Comp, -, , ("minus", "comma")
Ç Comp, ,, C þ Comp, T, H ® Comp, o, r ¨ L3-Sh.+" " ¡ Comp, !, ! ¤ Comp, o, x ° Comp, o, o
superscripts ð Comp, d, h Comp, ^, T, M ¯ -- « Comp, <, <

µ Comp, m, u
¹ Comp, ^, 1 Ð Comp, D, H Comp, P, P ¸ Comp, ,, space » Comp, >, > ordinals ¼ Comp, 1, 4
² Comp, ^, 2 sz ligature § Comp, s, o

· Comp, ., . º Comp, ^, _, o ½ Comp, 1, 2
³ Comp, ^, 3 ß Comp, s, s ¦ Comp, !, ^

* * ª Comp, ^, _, a ¾ Comp, 3, 4















Not part of currently accepted characters: Notes




ſ Comp, f, s (Long S)
Capitalization of Eth (ð) and Thorn (þ) fixed to match all of the other letters.




Comp, -, -, . (En dash)
You can get a "Dstroke" with [Compose D, -], but it is NOT an Eth.




Comp, -, -, - (Em dash)
"L3-Sh." is my abbreviation for ISO_Level3_Shift.




Comp, ., <







Comp, ., >

Based on /usr/lib/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose




Other systems

See the Proofreading Guidelines. Also, if you wish to use the character picker to enter characters, please read the Character_picker wiki page.