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AllChars for Windows

Program: AllChars for Windows

License: Open Source, freeware sourcecode available.

Description: Best Free Software 2007 PCmag, lets you type foreign characters like ü in any application. Tap hotkey (Ctrl) followed by two characters such as u and double quotations, combined character appears in your document. [you can also use to type curley quotes]

Website: http://allchars.zwolnet.com/

additional: Loaded on my USB drive, runs fine using Pstart to launch. I don't know how to tell if it is writing anything to the registry.

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Looks like a pretty handy

Looks like a pretty handy application. It takes some time to figure out the key combinations, but its a nice app. It leaves nothing in the registry, and as far as i can tell, doesn't create any directories in AppData or anything else.

If anybody wants to make it portable, I made a new logo for it already lol.
AllChars logo

Edit: According to the project page on sourceforge, its written in C# and Delphi, but when I downloaded the source code, I couldnt find any C# files. Maybe I missed them, or maybe it was an error in creating the project page.

Edit2: Version 5 is written in C# and will only run on Vista. The author will continue to maintain version 4 for other systems.

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Key combinations

Some of the key combinations are funky, but what I like about it is that they are the same you use in microsoft word for accented vowels, except now you can use it in any text box in any program.

You say "If anybody wants to make it portable . . ." but how do I proceed?

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I'll look into it

And post a beta if it's not too hard.

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I'll try to beat u to it.

I'll try to beat u to it.

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Sounds Good

I have some other ones I'd rather work on, so feel free to go ahead on this one if you're interested, and let me know if you need any help.

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Check ur mail.

Finish just one error i need u to check.

I forgot to attach the file to the first mail it'sin the second 1

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Check out the beta testing

Check out the beta testing forums for the first release

https://portableapps.com/node/10213

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Installing AllChars

Installed smoothly. Seems to work just fine. Nice Icons in PStart.

Thank you so much for creating a portable installation.

I'll continue to test but so far everything seems to work just fine--same quickkeys as Microsoft Word for accented characters. Also allows for Macros.

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Nice to hear but the Macros

Nice to hear but the Macros don't work in vista i will have to make the vista version portable.

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Vista version didn't work

I don't have Vista, but I think that uses a different version of the program. You need Version 5 don't you?

See:
http://allchars.zwolnet.com/open-source-project/history-and-future.html

and the forum thread:
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1736416&forum_id=662785

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Version 5 is needs .NET and

Version 5 is needs .NET and therefore can't be made portable Sad

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Yep

I checked that out already thats why you did not see Version 5 out.
How unfortunate. The Xp version works on vista except for the macros.

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