I have a laptop with a UK English version of Windows and a French keyboard (azerty ...). I have been using the Google Pinyin IME for some time now but I can't figure out how to enter a "half comma" (顿号, dùnhào, i.e. this type of comma: 、). There are explanations for non-azerty keyboards (e.g. at LaoshiLink) but I haven't found any for French keyboards. (I did a web search in French but I wasn't lucky.)
How do you enter a half comma (顿号, dùnhào) with Google Pinyin IME and a French keyboard
Since I figured it out after some more searching and trying, here is the answer:
After starting Google Pinyin IME, right-click on the keyboard button (软键盘 ruǎnjiànpán: software keyboard). From the menu that appears, choose 标点符号 (biāodiǎn fúhào: punctuation marks). This will bring up a keyboard on the screen; the dun comma is on the top row, on the same key as the number 2. You can than enter the dun comma using either the software keyboard or your hardware keyboard. You can then close the software keyboard again by clicking on the keyboard button.
Unfortunately, I am not aware of keyboard shortcuts to do this.
@帅气型男 The key to the left of F1 is ESC (or
échapin French). Shift + ESC does not result in any punctuation. The key below ESC gives ² (regardless whether Google Pinyin is running or not. Aug 2, 2016 at 19:28
There is a key on the left of the number key 1. Use CTRL + `, it may be what you want.– user13501Aug 3, 2016 at 2:07
@帅气型男 Thanks again for your suggestions. The key to the left of
²(a superscript 2). I have tried Ctrl +
², Alt +
², Ctrl + Alt +
², AltGr +
², Ctrl + AltGr +
², Ctrl + Shift +
²， Alt + Shift +
², AltGr + Shift +
², and none of these key combinations results in any output. Aug 3, 2016 at 9:40
Could you show us how your keyboard looks like? It seems that the positions do not match with mine.– user13501Aug 3, 2016 at 9:57
AltGrwith other keys; this did not give me a dun comma.