A small hint for those struggling to type Gaelic accents from a UK
English keyboard (not the same as a US English one). Under most of the
newer versions of Windows the software can be told you have an Irish
keyboard. This is the same as a UK English one except that the accents
work. Strangely it's the grave which is made easy rather than the
acute. So `a turns into à and ctrl-alt-' a turns into á, without having
to resort to strange codes. Windows XP even has a Gaelic keyboard, but
I haven't managed to work out whether that is any different from an
Look for "keyboard" on the "Control panel".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scottish Gaelic Language beginners forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alan Rae
> Sent: 29 July 2002 19:45
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Accents
> You have to hold down Alt and type the following codes
> à (a\) = Alt + 0224
> è (e\) = Alt + 0232
> ì (i\) = Alt + 0236
> ò (o\) = Alt + 0242
> ù (u\) = Alt + 0249
> To get the old-fashioned or irish accents, use Ctrl+Alt+vowel
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steafan Risnidh" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 7:05 PM
> Subject: Accents
> > How do you get grave accents above the letters when
> > typing Gaelic into a search engine like Google? I can
> > do it on Word, and have been typing my emails out on
> > Word before copying and pasting them onto the Yahoo
> > account, but it would be much more convenient if
> > someone could let me know how to get the accents directly.
> > =====
> > Is math an sgàthan sùil caraid. "A friend's eye is a good
> > mirror".
> > 'The rose of all the world is not for me, I want for my
> part only the
> little white rose of Scotland, That smells sharp and sweet,
> And breaks the heart.'
> > Hugh MacDiarmaid.
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