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

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Wed Jun 25 13:59:09 IST 2008


Can you write in Icelandic on a Mac?
That has y-acute.


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim



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From: "Jon Mills" <j.mills at email.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:26 PM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system

> 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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