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Narbonósc. Part IX (or: u-tilde)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Saturday, January 6, 2001, 5:20
Barry Garcia wrote:
>CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes: >>(by the way, does anyone >>know if it's possible to get a u with a tilde over it? Is there any ALT >>sequence >>for that?) > > >Not that I can tell. I have windows, and my keyboard set up so I can do >diacritics, and it doesnt allow a tilde over the u (the setting takes the >place of using ALT codes).>
True, there doesn't seem to be an ALT code, but, O ye of little faith, with GATES all things are possible. At least on my windows98 machine, with WP8. As to Macs, ¿quién sabe? 1. Select the Special Characters (Control W, or click on the icon), and get the Phonetic set. You need to use that set, becuz the keyboard's tilde will print thru, not over, the character. (Multinational set has some diacritics too; they work) 2. Click Format > Typesetting > Overstrike 3. Select and insert the desired diacritic, type in the desired letter, (or vice versa), click OK. Voilà. Of course this is laborious and there's probably some neat way to do it, but that's beyond me. I managed to do a u-tilde and a g-tilde, and assume lots of other combinations would be possible. And of course it doesn't work in email. Curiously, none of this is mentioned in HELP; I found out about it last winter thru an AOL help-chat forum.