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@...>