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Re: OE diphthongs/breaking (was: Re: Germanic vowel correspondences (was: Scots.))

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2:14
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Tristan McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> The greatest key ever invented for the computer keyboard > has surely got to be the Compose key aka Multi key, which lets you make > ae ligatures my typing the sequence compose, a, e or a-acute by typing > compose, a, apostrophe (kindof it turns the next key you type into a > dead key). It's a real shame it's not available by default on any > keyboards/operating system's except Sun's.
Not true. You can do that in Linux (SCIM comes out of the box on Ubuntu). I use the OS X "U.S. Extended" keyboard mapping, which works similarly, but the mappings are mnemonic instead of literal. The "dead acute accent" key is option + e, presumably because that's the most frequent letter that gets an acute accent. Similarly, option + u for diaresis/umlaut, option + a for macron, option + n for tilde. Grave accent is option + `, though. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>