The Extra Keys application is a simple desktop utility program intended for use with "Western European" language versions of Windows. It provides an easy and convenient way to insert international accented chracters and other symbols into your documents. Most of these characters will probably not be found on your keyboard, although this depends on the language and specific keyboard being used.
The small tool window offers rows of buttons, each representing a single character key. When a button is clicked this character is typed into another application window or copied to your Windows clipboard, so it can be pasted into any document or program of your choice.
Many of the characters are accented letter forms commonly used in various Western European languages. Other keys provide additional special symbols. There are of course many other ways to generate these characters, but some methods are not consistent between different programs, e.g. the keystrokes for international characters in MS Word will not work in other products. Certain characters might be directly available on your keyboard, but may be absent from the keyboards of other international users.
Extra Keys is portable software - there are no system dependencies. The program file, extrakeys.exe, may simply be copied to any location on a PC. If copying to another machine, please also include this Help file, extrakeys.chm, in the same folder although the program will run without it. Extra Keys can be installed on removable media.
Extra Keys - 64bit software