[Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Academie francaise

Christian Semmens christian.semmens at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 10:57:45 GMT 2011


Hi Thomas,

A couple of years ago I decided to get things rolling... not very
successfully as it turns out, but perhaps the time is now ripe?

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-l10n-kw

There are only two of us in this group at the moment, myself (about as much
use as a chocolate teapot) and a chap who learned KK in the nineties called
Dave Annear who joined last week.

This group allows translations to be created for prompts in applications in
Ubuntu. So far the number of apps translated is a big fat 0.

Fancy taking up the challenge? :)

Regards,
Christian

On 31 January 2011 10:44, Thomas Leigh <callanish at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've made my own keyboard layouts in both Windows and Linux which give
> me not only dead keys for diacritics such as the acute, diaeresis,
> etc. which do not replace punctuation (if the dead keys on this
> Spanish keyboard are to the right of p and l, how does one type [ and
> ; ?) but also additional punctuation that is otherwise unavailable
> without resorting to ALT-codes or having to scroll through "inset
> symbol" drop down menus, such as em dashes and proper apostrophes
> (word processing programs tend to either force one to use "smart"
> quotes, which automatically turn initial apostrophes into open single
> quotes, which wreaks havoc when typing Gaelic for example, or to use
> "straight quotes" which are acceptable in email and such but not in
> printed material). Mine are naturally based on the US keyboard layout,
> but it would be a simple matter to adapt them for the UK layout, or to
> make a specifically Cornish version (which could use, for example,
> right alt + e for ë and right alt + y for ÿ, or whatever).
>
> I was very pleased to see Christian mention Open/Libre Office and
> Ubuntu. I don't know how many people involved in Cornish use Linux, so
> this might be arguably a pointless exercise, but I would love to see
> open source software localised into Cornish. Doing so would expand the
> technical vocabulary of Cornish as well — there hasn't been much done
> in terms of developing lexicon relating to information technology, has
> there?
>
> Thomas
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 5:08 AM, Hewitt, Stephen <s.hewitt at unesco.org>
> wrote:
> > This works in all of them.
> >
> > In Windows XP: go to:
> > Control Panel
> > Regional and Language Options / Customize / Text Services and Input
> > Languages / Details / Add / Input Language: select Spanish
> > (International Sort) and confirm
> >
> > You can have as many input languages as you like - you then get a little
> > button on the toolbar at the bottom of the page so you can switch easily
> > between EN (English) and ES (espagnol = Spanish).
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net
> > [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
> > Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 11:00 AM
> > To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> > Subject: Re: [Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Academie francaise
> >
> > On 31 Jan 2011, at 09:12, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:
> >
> >> There's a much simpler way of entering diacritics.
> >
> > Steve, could you please specify whether you are using Windows XP or
> > Vista or 7 or whether this works on all of them?
> >
> >> Simply install the Spanish (International Sort) keyboard instead of
> > English (UK or US). The Spanish keyboard is QWERTY, so the same as
> > English, with two dead keys, one to the immediate right of P, the other
> > two keys to the right of L, with respectively (+Shift first)circumflex,
> > grave, diaraesis and accute accents. You simply type the dead key before
> > the vowel, and hey presto.
> >>
> >> This is what is used by English-language typists in international
> > organizations (UN, EU) in order to be able to write French, Spanish,
> > etc. names easily. Your physical keyboad doesn't need to change, only
> > the keyboard installed in your word processing program.
> >>
> >> Steve Hewitt
> >
> > Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
> >
> >
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