What is Extra Keys?
Extra Keys is a software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters.
Type any accented characters for French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Scandinavian languages. Also many other special symbols - this small Windows desktop tool enables easy input of letters and symbols that may not appear on your normal keyboard.
Using the mouse, each letter will be typed directly into the selected application, at the current cursor position. The character is also copied to the Clipboard. In some situations, typing directly into another program may not work but the character can still be inserted by simply using Paste.
The characters are from the ANSI and Unicode Latin-1 character range, suitable for use with Western European and US fonts. Certain symbols are already present on some keyboard layouts, but are not readily accessible on other international layouts.
Character sets for other regions are not provided by this version, but might be in a future development.
It is safe to use - Extra Keys just synthesizes keystrokes, exactly as if entered from the real keyboard. It does nothing else and does not interfere with the target applications in any way.
Clicking the <-> button will refresh the available application list. Extra Keys has been successfully used to enter directly into many applications, such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and so on.
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Said about Extra Keys as an alternative
Both are used for quick input of special characters.