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Richard Shanahan
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 1999 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have difficulty trying to cut and paste the fada or acute. I'm using the microsoft explorer, it does not give the option to cut and paste. I have tried using the tags. No luck.

I would like to get a step by step explanation of how to do this. Can you please help.

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Caoimhín Ó Cléirigh- Technical Inquiries
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 1999 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Richard,

if typed correctly the tags have to work: they're processed by our board, not your
browser. Type the following exactly (minus the spaces between the characters):


\ ch { a }

the resulting output will be:

á

I know of no computer that can't cut and paste. If you exactly follow the
instructions in the "Help with Fadas" link below you shouldn't have any
problems.

Last, if you own a Mac, its very easy: depress the "Option" and "E" keys
simultaneously - then depress the vowel of your choice. An accented letter will
result.

If you continue to have problems, let me know. I can be reached at the mail link above
(kclark@monmouth.com).

Slán,

Caoimhín

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Caoimhín O'Cléirigh- Technical Inquiries
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - 10:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Richard,

it turns out you weren't alone in being unable to use the formatting tags to type fadas (at least in the last month or so.) We identified the source of the problem with the fada tags and fixed it. The tags should work fine now.

Slán,

Caoimhín

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lynnhughes (net0116058.direcpc.com - 198.77.116.58)
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 08:46 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Late as this may be for Richard, others seeking help with the same problem may find this useful.

First, drag a shortcut to "Character Map" to the toolbar thingy at the bottom of your screen. (I'm assuming you are afflicted with a PC and Win98.) Second, open the character map whenever you need a fada (or a mudda). Select the character, copy it (to the clipboard, although they don't tell you that that is what is happening when you choose to do that), and then paste it (CRTL-V) wherever you need it. That particular character will remain on your clipboard until you displace it with anothter.

I have set up the auto-correct feature in WordPerfect to replace any words I type that should have a fada with their fada-embedded equivalent. I don't know if Word will do that or not, but I would think it does, since it is usually only one release behind WordPerfect in features.

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Colm (194.165.161.125)
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Well Richard if you have " Microsoft Word" or another word processor go to 'symbols' in 'insert' bar and insert the symbols onto the page and from their copy and paste them in to 'NotePad' and what I have done is save them onto my 'DeskTop' and they're there when ever I want them.
Slá agus tóg bóg é,
Colm.

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Colm (194.165.161.125)
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Well Richard if you have " Microsoft Word" or another word processor go to 'symbols' in 'insert' bar and insert the symbols onto the page and from their copy and paste them in to 'NotePad' and what I have done is save them onto my 'DeskTop' and they're there when ever I want them.
Slán agus tóg bóg é,
Colm.

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Domhnall O hAinlighe (207.92.29.70)
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2000 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If you press control and ' and then release control and enter the vowel, the vowel will appear with the accent (fada) above it in Microsoft Word.

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Thomas ORourke (spider-tm024.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.197.54)
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2001 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have found the ASCII Code the easiest for adding the fada's to my messages. With a little practice, it becomes second nature. Try this out for the vowels:

á = press the Alt Key + the number 160 on the numeric pad
é = press the Alt Key + the number 130 on the numeric pad
í = press the Alt Key + the number 161 on the numeric pad
ó = press the Alt Key + the number 162 on the numeric pad ú = press the Alt Key + the number 163 on the numeric pad

Make sure that you hold down the "Alt" Key while pressing the correct code number.

I havn't figured out how to capitalize the vowels yet ! If anybody knows that one, please send it on.

Is mise le meas

Tomás O'Ruairc

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Christine (spider-mtc-ti012.proxy.aol.com - 64.12.101.152)
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2001 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post Print Post

a chairde
The caps. Zero is necessary for all but the É
Á - Alt 0193
É - Alt 144
Í - Alt 0205
Ó - Alt 0211
Ú - Alt 0218

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Micky Keenan (inktomi1-cam.server.ntl.com - 62.253.128.4)
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 04:52 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

On my QWERTY keyboard I use the following keystrokes for fada's:
á = ctrl+alt+a
é = ctrl+alt+e
í = ctrl+alt+i
ó = ctrl+alt+o
ú = ctrl+alt+u

Á = ctrl+alt+shift+a
É = ctrl+alt+shift+e
Í = ctrl+alt+shift+i
Ó = ctrl+alt+shift+o
Ú = ctrl+alt+shift+u

The caps are a bit of a pain, but you will soon get used to them.

Rgds

Micky

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Christian Carey (arc5a95.bf.sover.net - 209.198.80.96)
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello all,

the proper method for entering vowels with fadas depends upon which operating system you use:

Vowel
DOS
Windows
MacOS
Á
  Alt-181*    Alt-0193  Option-e A
á
  Alt-160    Alt-0225  Option-e a
É
  Alt-144    Alt-0201  Option-e E
é
  Alt-130    Alt-0233  Option-e e
Í
  Alt-214*    Alt-0205  Option-e I
í
  Alt-161    Alt-0237  Option-e i
Ó
  Alt-224*    Alt-0211  Option-e O
ó
  Alt-162    Alt-0243  Option-e o
Ú
  Alt-233*    Alt-0218  Option-e U
ú
  Alt-163    Alt-0250  Option-e u


For the "Alt-" methods, hold down an Alt key, then type in the digits on the numeric keypad, then release the Alt key. (On laptops without numeric keypads, press the Numeric Lock key combination and use the substitute numeric keypad keys.) For the "Option-e" methods, hold down the Option key, press and release the e key, then release the Option key, then enter the letter.

The DOS methods with asterisks will only display their corresponding vowels if the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files are set up to display code page 850. The DOS methods without asterisks can also be used under Windows.

Regards,

Christian.

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Bernadette Palmer. (p175.as3.adl.dublin.eircom.net - 159.134.228.175)
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 07:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If you have Windows 98 it is very easy to insert a fáda. You simple press and hold down Alt Gr key (to the right of the space bar) and type the letter, and it will have the fáda on it. Tá sé an-easca, nach eá?

Slán agus beannacht.

Bernadette.

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Colm Ó Dúill (p18.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.180.18)
Posted on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 04:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Or change your keyboard settings to Gaelic and then use the @' button on the keyboard before typing a vowel to get an accented vowel
i.
@'+a = á
@'+e = é

and so on
Do Bheatha agus do shláinte

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