[Spellyans] Diacritics on Mobile Devices

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Wed Jun 25 10:58:06 BST 2008

My Sony Clié (personal organser) will produce ë but not ÿ.
My wife's Alcatel mobile phone will produce ä, ï, ö, ü but not ë and not ÿ.
My Sharp mobile phone will not produce any diacritics.
My Sony Ericsson mobile phone will only produce diacritics that are in the 
"dictionary" for the language being typed. German is an option but of course 
Cornish is not. You can add words to the dictionary but it does not allow 
the inclusion of diacritical marks.

Devices such as these are increasingly important, especially amongst the 
under 50s, for recording and communicating all sorts of information.
Their potential to encourage the use of Cornish should not be under valued.
We should make sure that we do not add unnecessary technical challenges to 
their use.


Andrew J. Trim

From: "Eddie Climo" <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:29 AM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system

> 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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