[Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Académie française

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 31 09:51:00 GMT 2011

On 31 Jan 2011, at 09:03, Ray Chubb wrote:

> To first take Michael's point below.  He makes a very good case for showing diacritical marks in dictionaries and text books.
>> And that is why we use diacritics, Ray. We write "Lûk" and "lùck", keeping their traditional word-shapes. If you want to show the linguistic distinctions (from *luk [lʏk]~[lɪk] for instance) without diacritics, then you have to resort to "Loek" or "Louk" and "loeck" or "louck".
> For showing diacritical marks everywhere, Eddie has hit the nail on the head.  No one has yet been able to demonstrate to me a speedy way of entering all the necessary diacritical marks at a reasonable typing rate.  Perhaps an expensive bit of software is required in which case type setters of simple Cornish short story books, magazines etc. will not put the marks in.

Ray, your Macintosh comes with such software already installed! I can screen-share with you and show you how it's done. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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