“Ctlr and -” work perfectly well in a text editor, but not in Kato transl tool, as it reacts to this combination of keys the same way as the browser does - zooms out instead of typing the dash. So sadly I have to use hyphens in my translations even knowing it’s incorrect, just bcz I could not figure out the way to type in em dashes.
Hope it helps to explain the issue.
Yes, there’s a lot to learn about the platform and I have no idea what “trust levels” are. Will be making use of the blog, of course.
That’s quite odd, as @SalwaAlrifai pointed out Ctrl + - should work. Did you give it another try?
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Hi Natalia, I learned something new thanks to you because I didn’t know the difference between en dash and the em dash thank you!
I tried and Ctrl + - doesn’t work at all for me, it just zooms out (same if I try in this forum). Maybe @Manuel has a solution?
Hmm… curious. Are you working from Windows 10? Do you have a number pad in your keyboard? The key combinations I shared above will work o lu with a number pad, not with the keys above the QWERTY row of your keyboard.
…More ideas on how this type of inline quotation marks ( « … ») can be produced in Kato? Have no idea why it’s not working for me. Throws me out of Kato into a Google window each time I want to use it. Mine is a desktop with Windows 10.
What you describe sounds a lot like what I experienced when I was either (a) using the numbers on top of my qwerty keyboard (rather than the numpad) or (b) using the numpad, but it was deactivated.
Browsers have keyboard shortcuts that allow you to switch between tabs numbering them from left to right. A good way of testing if this is what’s going on is choosing a combination (say, Alt + 174), holding down Alt and typing the first number in the combination (1, in this case.) If you are taken to the first tab in your current session, then we know that this is the case
— Having followed your advice, it is exactly what I get — a smiley! Not kidding: if I type in Alt + 1 I get a lovely inline smiley, for Goodness sake! Believe it or not! Lol. Very useful. But, no, in this case, I am not taken to a new browser window. So… what do I do with the numpad? Yes, I do use the numpad and have no idea what is wrong with it…
If I type in Alt + 174 I DO get transferred to a new window.
Much appreciated post. Thanks for the discussion. yes it is not working in as in keyboard we don’t have the specialized number key. However the grammarly blog link is quite helpful as from here being a research paper writer I get to know about the grammarly application in writing.