[Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Tue Jun 24 23:01:55 BST 2008

At 22:55 +0100 2008-06-24, A. J. Trim wrote:
>Yes, I would prefer to use an acute accent, rather than using a dieresis,
>providing the acute accent is not going to be used for something else.
>I use a Windows PC, and all I have to do is to press the AltGr button whilst
>typing my vowel.

It won't work on a Macintosh on y.

>This works for <é> easily. I have made it work for <ý> (by re-mapping my
>keyboard using the freely available Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) but
>some people would have difficulty with this.

Indeed, your y-acute was converted to a double-dagger here on my Macintosh.

>Some fonts don't work but most  do. 
>Unfortunately, I don't currently have access to 
>a Mac or Linux machine, so I cannot try on those.

I'm sorry people, but y-acute is not an option. Only y-diaeresis is.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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