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Help: Posting in Irish

Robby 31 Oct 00 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Mikey Joe 31 Oct 00 - 12:25 PM
MMario 31 Oct 00 - 12:38 PM
Robby 31 Oct 00 - 03:36 PM
ine 31 Oct 00 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 31 Oct 00 - 05:23 PM
Mikey joe 01 Nov 00 - 06:27 AM
Robby 01 Nov 00 - 08:05 AM
Robby 01 Nov 00 - 08:13 AM
Mikey joe 01 Nov 00 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,Philippa 01 Nov 00 - 03:52 PM
Mikey joe 02 Nov 00 - 07:58 AM
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Subject: Posting in Irish Gaelic
From: Robby
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 12:11 PM

I have notice that a number of 'catters have the ability to post messages in Irish Gaelic (I'll probably be reminded that Gaelic is more Scottish). Anyway, there are some words that I would like to learn to pronounce, but do not have the capability to type them, except in standard American English. Is there special software that is required, and, if so, can someone direct me to where I might be able to obtain it?
Thanks for any help on this.
Robby


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 12:25 PM

Use the CTRL + ALT + A/E/I/O/U keys to get the fadas. Add shift to get so in caps. eg

Sln
Mj


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: MMario
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 12:38 PM

Mikey-joe - that doesn't work with my 'puter


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: Robby
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 03:36 PM

OK, MJ, here's a test, using your suggestion

a e i o u

As I typed I did not see any fadas. Maybe they'll be there after submitting this and then coming back to the thread.
Robby


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: ine
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 04:15 PM

Dear Robby,

Please read this thread for several suggested solutions to your problem. And be sure to click through to the various URLs that are noted by different people.

Great good luck to you, ine


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 05:23 PM

Remember that this Forum uses HTML markup, so you don't need to type in a special font, it's all ASCII, but you use it in HTML markup. About all you need are accents/acutes for Irish Gaelic:

[start markup with '&' and end it with ';'

&[no space-required letter-no space]acute;
for required letter = A one then gets Á
for required letter = a one then gets á

For Scots Gaelic you also need graves

&[no space-required letter-no space]grave;
for required letter = A one then gets À
for required letter = a one then gets à


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: Mikey joe
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 06:27 AM

Not sure what the problem is so. It works fine for me. My keyboard is set up as Irish in the control panel so maybe that's the reason why it works for me.

Sln

Mj


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: Robby
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 08:05 AM

Thanks for all your suggestions, especially for that prior thread Áine. If George Seto's suggestion worked, I finally put the "fada" over the "A" in your name. Next visit here will tell.

If that worked, it seems that will be easier than using the ASCII number system mentioned by Joe Offer in the other thread. If George's didn't work, then I'll try the &#***; method suggested by Joe. If I still have trouble after that, I'll try adding English (Ireland) through the control panel of my Windows OS, as mentioned by Big Mick.

Once again, thanks for all your help.

Robby


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: Robby
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 08:13 AM

Well, well, well. As my Dad used to say, now I'm cookin' with gas. I never understood why he said that, since we had an electric stove, and a coal and wood one before that. We never had a gas stove for cooking.

Hopefully, now that you've all helped me on this I just might be able to ask for help in learning the pronounciation of the family's original surname. I intend to post that one tomorrow.

Thanks again.
Robby


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: Mikey joe
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 08:18 AM

bring it on Robby what is it??


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 03:52 PM

although there are easier systems than the ASCII offered by Joe, his method seems to be safer. when we type in letters using systems such as the alt + 130 = which works on the computer I'm using, sometimes the letters change disastrously when there are technical changes at the Cat.


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Subject: RE: Help: Posting in Irish
From: Mikey joe
Date: 02 Nov 00 - 07:58 AM

SO what's the surname Robby???


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