This article is from the Esperanto FAQ, by Mike Urban email@example.com and Yves Bellefeuille firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 are very similar in this respect, so we'll
deal with them at the same time, indicating any differences.
Many fonts with the necessary accented characters are available at
To view True Type fonts without having to install them, use the
freeware program Trowser, available at
Esperanto fonts are also included with the commercial program
WordPerfect for Windows.
To install new fonts under Windows 3.1, go to the group Main, open
Control Panel, then open Fonts. Choose "Add", indicate the font's
location, and choose OK.
Under Windows 95, go to the Control Panel and open Fonts. In the File
menu, choose "Install New Fonts", indicate the font's location, and
Another option is to use the freeware program Supersigno, which
automatically adds the necessary characters to your existing fonts. This
program is available at
To type the accented characters, use the "Character Map" program,
located in the Accessories group. Choose your font, then click on the
character. You can either use Double-Click, Copy and Paste to copy the
character to your application or, more simply, use the keystroke
combination indicated in the bottom right corner of the Character Map
Almost all Esperanto fonts use the Latin-3 coding. Here are the
keystrokes for these fonts. In all cases, press and hold the Alt key,
type the code using the numeric keypad (not the numbers on the top row
of the alphabetic keypad), and release the Alt key.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Letter: C c G g H h Code: 0198 0230 0216 0248 0166 0182 ^ ^ ^ ^ - - Letter: J j S s U u Code: 0172 0188 0222 0254 0221 0253