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

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Jun 25 12:26:12 IST 2008


Michael,
Why can't Macs read and write diacritics (other than diaresis) above <y>? I would have thought in this day of Unicode fonts .... If what you say is true, then it seems to me a good reason for using a PC.
Jon


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eddie Climo" <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:29:12 +0100
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Eddie
> 
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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