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« on: July 11, 2009, 07:12PM »

One of the questions we hear most often is "How do I get my keyboard to make the little 'o' with the umlaut in Chloë's name?"  (Or the á or é in Máiréad, etc.)  So I've made up a chart of the most common Windows ALT key character codes.  These tables show select codes only, not all possible codes.  But I think they are the ones you're most likely to use.  You can view or download the list in PDF format by clicking this link.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 07:19PM »

Also this link http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/irish.html for those that have browsers/systems that hate PDF

I think Maggie posted originally, I thought to put it in my fave's
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 09:21PM »

The funny party about this is I was just about to ask that.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 11:25AM »

I thought the title of this thread was referring to some of us forum folks..... Shocked Grin Grin Grin Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 12:42PM »

I thought the title of this thread was referring to some of us forum folks..... Shocked Grin Grin Grin Grin Roll Eyes

Yes Rich, we certainly have some special characters on this Forum!
Some more special than others...... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Back to the accents over letters.....when writing Irish words, an accent is called a fada.

In any other language it is called a muda. (Just a little Maggie humour there  Wink  )
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 01:15PM »

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when writing Irish words, an accent is called a fada.

In any other language it is called a muda. (Just a little Maggie humour there 
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 06:21PM »

This was VERY helpful. Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 09:57PM »

On a Mac:

Use the OPTION key. Hold down OPTION and push ‘s’ to get ß. For the umlauted characters, hold down OPTION and push ‘u’. Release OPTION, then type the desired base letter (a, o, u, A, O, or U). The umlaut will appear over the letter you typed. (So to type ü, you should hold down OPTION, press u, then release OPTION and press u again.)


For those using Apples/Macintosh

*while pressing OPTION, press e.  Release OPTION and press a* = á
*while pressing OPTION, press e.  Release OPTION and press e* = é

Full list here:
http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/help/keyboards2.asp
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 01:54PM »

I would like to make a suggestion. When we write Máiréad's name, can we use the accents? It is part of her name and omitting them is the same as spelling her name wrong. This actually applies to Méav and Chloë too.

You can either use copy and paste or use the alt key.

alt + 0225 = á
alt + 0233 = é
alt + 0235 = ë

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 11:47PM »

I also found a couple of shorter ones, in case it makes it easier to remember.

alt + 160 = á
alt + 130 = é
alt + 137 = ë
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 09:56PM »

Oooh! Thanks for posting this! I've been wondering how that works...
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 10:31PM »

For Mac Users!

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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 10:33PM »

Ok, I'm going to try it!
Máiréad
Méav
Chloë
Is that right?
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 10:51PM »

Ok, I'm going to try it!
Máiréad
Méav
Chloë
Is that right?
Good Job!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 10:14AM »

Ok, I'm going to try it!
Máiréad
Méav
Chloë
Is that right?
Good Job!!
YAY! I got it!
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