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Vance Nelson
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Would anyone know where I could obtain a set of Irish accented fonts?
slan
Vance

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lisa (essex.neo.rr.com - 204.210.198.14)
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Vance,
Go to Irish Mythology on a web search. You should pull a site address that has luminarium in it. This is a great site to explore. If you scroll to the end, you will find font and screen savers. I also have seen a computer program at the end of either the 'Wireless or the PBS catalogs. Happy hunting! lisa

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Aonghus
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 1999 - 02:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Irish accented fonts?
Do you mean with sheimhiú (dot over consonant instead of h after)

There are old irish fonts (Cló Gaelach) available here for windows
http://geocities.com/Athens/Academy/1641/cloanna2.htm
They are free if you use them to spread irish.

You will find fonts for the apple mac here http://www.indigo.ie/egt/celtscript/

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Antaine
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2000 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If you have a mac I can send you the most perfect Irish Gaeilge font I have ever found. It
does fadas and séimhiús and the funny Gs Rs and Ss as well as everything else. It
appears to be a replication of a font that was used in some very old books (I have some
from the 50s and it appears to be the same...in retrospect, that's not that old, but I would
imagine that Gaeilge printing didn't boom until then) It's really very beautiful...let me
know if you want me to email it to you as an attachment

antaine@aol.com

-mise

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Amanda
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2000 - 04:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Aonghus,

I downloaded the fonts for windows that you gave, but I don't know how to use them! What do I do? The page was in complete Gaelic, and Ihave only just begun teaching myself the language, so i didn't understand a word of it. How do you use the fonts after downloading them? Thanks for your help. Feel free to email me.
Madeht@aol.com

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Caoimhín O'Cléirigh- Technical Inquiries
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2000 - 09:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Here's how (with pictures):

http://www.lothys.com/fontdepot/install.html

Caoimhín

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 193.120.168.41)
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 04:31 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Caoimhín's hint looks useful!

I'm not sure, but you may be downloading a zipped archive, so you will need to unzip it first with WinZip or pkzip.

Just a note: my native language is called Irish, not Gaelic, and that's the language that page was in.
beir bua
Aonghus

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Amanda
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks! I unzipped it and added it to my fonts, but when I did, the Fadas disappeared. When I get home to my own computer, I'll try that link Caoimhín gave. Thanks again.

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 193.120.168.41)
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 01:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Huh? The fadas can't disappear.
Are you using a Windows PC?
What do you mean by disappeared?
If so, you should use the character map, and then you will find all the characters.
Pressing a vowel and AltGr should get you an accented vowel.
Getting a lenited consonant will be trickier, the easier way is to use the character map and copy/paste

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Amanda
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 02:52 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have an HP with Windows 98. I have the Gaelic-style letters, but all the accented ones disappeared. I don't know how either! What is a character map? And AltGR--is that a typo? Maybe AltCtrl? I tried that. I downloaded it from the geocities cite you gave. Thanks for all your help!

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 193.120.168.41)
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 - 03:38 am:   Edit Post Print Post

You should find the character map if you press the start button, and go to programs\accessories\system tools.

The caharcter map is a programn which displays all the characters available in a font, so you select one of the fonts.

I still don't understand what you mean by "disappeared".

AltGr is not a typo, on my keyboard (Irish/UK style) it is on the right hand side just beside the space bar. It was the same on my german keyboard, not sure about US though.

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Torii (sum-p1-181.hitter.net - 207.192.77.181)
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 01:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

US key boards have an Alt key and a Ctrl key to get fadas in word I have to hold down Alt+Ctrl+vowel all at same time. Real pain

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Thomas ORourke (spider-tm024.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.197.54)
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2001 - 06:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

To get the fadas quickly into your messages without too much hassle try the following formula with the Keys:


Press the " Alt " Key + number 160 on the key pad for á
Press the " Alt " Key + number 130 on the key pad for é
Press the " Alt " Key + number 161 on the key pad for í
Press the " Alt " Key + number 162 on the key pad for ó
Press the " Alt " Key + number 163 on the key pad for ú

Remember to hold down the Alt Key while you enter the correct number.

I have an American brand computer (Gateway) using windows 98 and I do not have to hold down any other Keys, only the " Alt" Key while pressing the Keypad.

This does not work for Caps, only lower case.

Tomás O'Ruairc

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Thomas ORourke (spider-tm024.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.197.54)
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2001 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

To get the fadas quickly into your messages without too much hassle try the following formula with the Keys:


Press the " Alt " Key + number 160 on the key pad for á
Press the " Alt " Key + number 130 on the key pad for é
Press the " Alt " Key + number 161 on the key pad for í
Press the " Alt " Key + number 162 on the key pad for ó
Press the " Alt " Key + number 163 on the key pad for ú

Remember to hold down the Alt Key while you enter the correct number.

I have an American brand computer (Gateway) using windows 98 and I do not have to hold down any other Keys, only the " Alt" Key while pressing the Keypad.

This does not work for Caps, only lower case.

Tomás O'Ruairc

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Treasa (spider-mtc-ti012.proxy.aol.com - 64.12.101.152)
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2001 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Adding to the message by Aonghus, when you find the character map, you will need to specify the font. "Arial" and "Times New Roman" are two fairly standard fonts and will have the appropriate symbols.

If you're using MS Word, you can also insert a fada by clicking on "Insert" and then "symbol." Personally, I always use the Alt+numbers method.

Tomás, on my keyboard/computer, my Alt+numbers are a bit different and do include capital letters as well as lower case. For example, the á is Alt+0225 and Á is Alt+0193. I'm also using Windows 98.

Doesn't there always seem to be a dozen differnt ways to do the same thing on a computer? :-)

~ Treasa

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Larry (host213-122-133-213.btinternet.com - 213.122.133.213)
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 07:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

On my keyboard, I merely depress the Alt Gr key (the one to the right of the space bar) at the same time as hitting the relevant vowel and, hey presto, I get the vowel with the fada. Anybody else achieve the same result??

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Medb (174.164.252.64.snet.net - 64.252.164.174)
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Larry mine works the same way, even for Caps. But I do have to leave the display English on "Irish English". For me this is much easier than playing with the numbers keyboard.

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Jean (relay.itdesign.ie - 193.120.164.2)
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 07:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Does anyone know what the font on this site is? i'm looking for a Celtic-style font, and this one is lovely.

go raibh maith agaibh.

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 62.221.5.1)
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 08:29 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Try here if you are a PC user
http://www.fainne.org/gaelchlo/

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Maureen Connelly (pool-162-83-205-51.ny5030.east.verizon.net - 162.83.205.51)
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 08:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have windows 98 and I don't have to do any thing too complicated to get fadas. I go start , then settings then control panel, then language and I select Engilsh, then I go to properties then United States International keyboard setting.
When I need a fada I hit hyphen then the vowel for lower case and shift hyphen for capitol letters. With the keyboard set a United States International that is all I have too do.
I hope that this is a help to some one. This also worked when I had windows 95

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Maureen Connelly (pool-162-83-204-112.ny5030.east.verizon.net - 162.83.204.112)
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2001 - 02:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I made a mistake when I said to hit hyphen. , I should have said to hit apostraphe then the vowel for lower case and apostraphe shift for upper case letters. Sorry about that.

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steve Carter (slc1523.modem.xmission.com - 166.70.13.253)
Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Check out p22.com and their Kells font. Available for Mac and PC

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Bruce O. Barr (63.238.158.155)
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

a cairde,
Bhí cúpla daoine ag cainte faoi ‘Fadas’ sa post na litreacha seo agus daoine eile ag cainte faoi ‘font’. Feic thíos an leathanach le do thoil. Chuir mé a cúpla teachtaireachtaí ríomhphoist faoi fonts ansin. Ní maith liom fonts an oiread seo ach is minic a chuireann an ceist isteach orm. Chuala mé na suíomh gréasáin go maith.
Bruce

-----Original Message-----
From: Sue McIntyre Barr
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 7:29 PM
To: Bruce Barr
Subject: Font Sites

In the past you have asked me about font sites. Here are some that were listed in the March 2002 issue of PC World magazine:

http://www.fontface.com
http://www.larabiefonts.com
http://www.pizzadude.dk/

I have not tried any of them, I send them on PC World's recommendation only.

Sue

-----Original Message-----
From: The Celtic Knot Font [mailto:dli@clanbadge.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 3:13 PM
To: scotach@busynet.net
Subject: Society publications

Hi Bruce,

I'm writing to tell you about something that may be of interest to
you for Society publications. Dan and I are very involved in the
Northern California Scottish-American and Irish-American communities
and are conveners for our Clans.

Dan recently invented a font that makes creating Celtic knotwork
designs as easy as typing on your computer keyboard! It works on Mac
or PC, in any program that uses fonts (MS Word, WordPad, Word Perfect,
Excel, Publisher, Photoshop...etc.) and each letter you type is a
piece of a Celtic knot!

It's perfect for decorating a newsletter, certificates, membership
documents, invitations, cards, genealogies, whatever you publish for
your Society. You can even print the knotwork banner-size, because
being a True Type font it prints perfectly at any size (unlike graphics
and clip-art which can get jagged when you stretch them). You change
the size just by changing the point size of the font with the click of
a button, the way you would change the size of text in any document!

You can see how it works at http://www.clanbadge.com/knots.htm

It's been a big hit with Clans and Societies in our area. It's great
for making patterns, too - for woodworking, leatherwork, embroidery,
appliques and quilting, stenciling, scrapbooking, any decorative art
that you want Celtic knots for!

Thanks for your time. Please let me know what you think!
Best wishes,
Laurie

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Michael Everson (193.120.113.197)
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 01:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Tá clónna Gaelacha ar fáil ag http://www.evertype.com/celtscript

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