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Unread post by bodach » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:34 pm

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh figurean. A bheil e fheàrr cleachdadh deicheach figurean no traidiseanta?
I am learning numerals. Is it better to use decimal numerals or traditional?



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Unread post by GunChleoc » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:06 pm

If you're good at arithmetics, learn the old system. If you suck at arithmetics, learn the new system :spors:

It doesn't really matter that much I guess - learn the one that you would enjoy using more, but be aware of the other, so that you will understand when people are using it.

And if you need practice, I've got a game for you.
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Unread post by bodach » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:24 pm

Mo`ran taing, a Ghunchleoc. Tha mi duilich -- tha mo freagradh fadalach -- tha mi gle` thrang. Bith an geama gle` u`iseil
Many thanks, Gunchleoc. I am sorry -- my reply is late -- I am very busy. The game will be very useful.
The omega symbol seems to have disappeared from the row of buttons so I am improvising rather unsatisfactorily.

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:03 pm

I did a much needed software update an the Omega-symbol wasn't available. I tried to quickly hack something, but it isn't trivial.

I have now added all the accented vowels to the forum desccription in the header - use Ctrl-C to copy, Ctrl-V to paste.
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Unread post by bodach » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:02 am

à è ì ù À È Ì Ò Ù
Mòran taing, GC

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Unread post by ithinkitsnice » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:12 pm

Are you using a Mac or PC (Windows) Bodach?

If Mac (or any Apple device), all you have to do is hold down the key for whichever letter you want to add an accent to until a little menu pops up with all the options. You then just click the one you want or press the corresponding number. Example screenshot below.

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Can't help with Windows I'm afraid.

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Unread post by akerbeltz » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:13 pm

On touch devices (iPhone or iPad) only though, on a MacBook etc it just gives you eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :priob:

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Unread post by Níall Beag » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:45 pm

That's a Mac screenshot he's included. Notice the numbers below - you hold down the key and a menu pops up, then you press the corresponding number on your keyboard. If you're running OSX and it doesn't do that... well, that would be surprising.

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Unread post by ithinkitsnice » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:45 pm

Yeah that's from my Mac. Key-repeat was replaced with that alternate characters thing from around Lion.

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Unread post by akerbeltz » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:06 pm

Ah so it's version dependent? Interesting. Can I use that screenshot to add that info to iGàidhlig? I must be on an older version of OSX.

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Unread post by ithinkitsnice » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:06 pm

Sure.

More info here

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201586

and info on disabling it (some people hate it)

http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/how-to-disa ... tain-lion/

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Unread post by bodach » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:06 am

Thank you, all who have tried to help me on this. I'm afraid I have Windows 10, and this doesn't seem to have as much to offer as a Mac. I think the simplest way is to cheat a bit. If I use an underlined letter to represent a letter with a grave accent and just include a note about this on my post, at least it will be understood, if not pretty! If the need arises to use acute accents I would use italic, but this usage seems to be archaic? Moran taing.

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:11 pm

Here are instructions for Windows 10: http://www.igaidhlig.net/en/siostaman-windows-810/
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Unread post by bodach » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:48 pm

Mòran taing, a Ghunchleoc. Tha mi duilich, ach cha tuig mi na oideachdan sin. Ach tha mi ag ùisigeadh do 'àèìòù⁊ÀÈÌÒÙ'.
Many thanks, Gunchleoc. I am sorry, but I do not understand those instructions. However, I am using your 'àèìòù⁊ÀÈÌÒÙ'.

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:22 am

'S dòcha gu bheil thu eòlach air cuideigin a chuidicheas?

Maybe you know somebody who will help?
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