Re: International Keyboard

John Hanson

In the updates introduced in version 6 -
·  New Accent Popup Window

  • Press-and-hold a letter key in any field in the Property Box or Automatic Source Citation Pane to choose from a popup list of accents for that letter.  The list for any letter (and some non-letters) is configurable, and can include all accent characters from a list of languages, or other accent characters of your choice.  You can combine as many languages as you wish.  You can share definitions of accent sets with other users. 
  • You can even enter alternative punctuation characters in this way. For example, if you press and hold the question mark character, you will be offered the choice of the upside down question mark used in Spanish, as an alternative.
  • Press the Escape (Esc) key to cancel the Popup window without selecting anything (or just click elsewhere).
  • The 'accent popup' capability can be switched off in Preferences, or temporarily disabled by pressing-and-holding the Insert key.  If disabled, the default behaviour will revert, which is for the letter to auto-repeat.

Doesn’t solve the problem but at least a work around


There isn’t anything on it in the FHUG so you might need to refer it to Calico Pie themselves (they do not monitor the mailing list)


John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust -
Research website -




From: <> On Behalf Of Tom Santa Cruz
Sent: 18 May 2022 15:01
Subject: [family-historian] International Keyboard


I have a problem using the United States International Keyboard with Family Historian 7.0.11.  The accented letters í, Í, ú, and Ú are blocked by the program at the keyboard when using Family Historian (I can copy and paste the letters into Family Historian, without issue and they are preserved in the program). I do not have this issue in other software programs that I use.


These accented vowels are common in Spanish.  As an example, I type García in Family Historian, Garca is the result. Is there a simpler fix than my having to copy-and-paste?  Also is my typing í, Í, ú or Ú causing issues with the Family Historian program.


I have been using Family Historian for less than a year, after converting from The Master Genealogist.  I am otherwise very happy with my change, but I am still learning how to use some features.


I use International Keyboard with French, German and old English characters as well.

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