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

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 25 07:29:12 BST 2008

On 24 Jun 2008, at 23:01, Michael Everson wrote:

> 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.

Rather than a double-dagger, I got a y-acute on *my* Macintosh, but  
I've no idea what the keyboard shortcut would be for me to type in  
that character-diacritic combination.


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