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

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2:05
> Mark J. Reed wrote: >> Right-alt (a.k.a. Alt Gr) only works with the keyboard set to US Intl, >> which might have other undesired effects (like turning some >> punctuation marks into dead keys). > > True, but it saves a lot of effort if you do much with Spanish/French, even > German...not to mention conlangy stuff............You just have to get used > to hitting the space bar when necessary :-)))
Heh, well, I use the Dvorak layout, so it's not really an option for me anyway. I will continue to feign ignorance when I can't be bothered poking at the character map, because those Alt+032348902935092 codes are too difficult to remember if you're only going to use them once every now and again. 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. -- Tristan.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>