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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (January-March) » What keyboard do you use to type Irish/Gaeilge? « Previous Next »

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Bob Sakameno (acb71f2e.ipt.aol.com - 172.183.31.46)
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 12:55 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

What keyboard do native/fluent Irish/Gaeilge speakers use?

I know there is character map in Windows but this is way too slow.

I tried using the French keyboard from Windows but this has its limitations such as not have á or Á ect.

The "Irish " keyboard in Windows seems to be the same as the other English language keyboads.

What do people on this forum use? And how do people manage if they use Irish/Gaeilge Script?


Thanks for any help,
Bob Sakameno

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Bradford (66.231.3.107)
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 11:19 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Bob, a chara,

I use the United States - International keyboard. It makes all the fadas easily accessible with just two keystokes.

Slán,

Bradford

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Niamh (adsl-32-208-55.bna.bellsouth.net - 67.32.208.55)
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 12:58 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

What keystrokes would that be if I may ask? This is intresting.

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Bradford (dtg-66.216-16-15.dtgnet.com - 216.16.15.66)
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 09:13 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Niamh, a chara,

When using the US - International keyboard layout, by using the single quote followed by the vowel you'll get the vowel with a fada. If you actually want a single quote followed by a vowel (not a vowel with a fada), you do a single quote, space bar, and then the vowel. It's quite convenient for typing Irish!

Here's a link with a little more information regarding the international layout.

http://www.cortland.edu/www/icc/Keyboard.html

I should mention that I use a PC and not a Mac. I think the layout is the same for a Mac but I don't know that for certain.

Adding the US - International keyboard layout involves going to the Control Panel, selecting the Keyboard item and adding that input locale.

Hope this helps.

Le meas,

Bradford

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Kelley (65.247.144.121 - 65.247.144.121)
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 12:53 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

I'm a writer and I'm new to Irish/Gaeilge, but I do know that the fada (see, I've already learned something!) can be created by holding down the CTRL key as you type the single quote ['], then typing the appropriate vowel.

You can do the same with the upper case letters, just remember after you do CTRL ' to hold down the shift key before typing the capital letter.

Kelley

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Pádraig (63.161.61.79 - 63.161.61.79)
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 12:10 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

á - 0225 Á - 0193
é - 0233 É - 0201
í - 0237 Í - 0205
ó - 0243 Ó - 0211
ú - 0250 Ú - 0218

The above table allows the typing of fadaí on a standard American, Windows keyboard. Instead of typing the letter, you hold down the "alt" key while typing the corresponding set of four numbers. It's a bit awkward at first, but with practice it becomes increasingly easy.

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Okete (80.58.34.235 - 80.58.34.235)
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 01:15 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

with catalan ( Catalonia , Spain ) keyboard you can put everyone easily :

àèìòù , áéíóú ,ÁÉÍÓÚ , ÀÈÌÒÙ ...see ? ^_^

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Ó Dúill (159.134.181.39 - 159.134.181.39)
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 04:54 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

A Chairde,
Ive XP.
If you have Microsoft in Control panel click on Regional and language options. Then Languages and the button Details... Then add Gaelic or/and Irish and on the keyboard (if its set to Irish/Gaelic):

1) I press '
2) and then press the vowel i want.

Thus:
'a = á
'e = é
'i = í
'o = ó
'u = ú

My last computers OS was 95 and i had to
(If it had any settings at all i think it was on English (Ireland))

1) Press Ctrl
2) Press '
3) Press Vowel

Sláinte.

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Bernadette (159.134.136.152 - 159.134.136.152)
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 06:36 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

On a PC just press and hold down the Alt GR key to the right of the space bar and press the letter requiring a fada. Simple as that.

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.170 - 193.122.47.170)
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:24 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

GRMA a Bhernadette.

Tá sé ag obair go h-íontach le XP!

Le meas,

Oliver.

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Mike (68.168.83.24 - 68.168.83.24)
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:49 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

A chairde,
Here they are in their entireity.

Using your right keyboard with the numbers lock on, they are as follows.
Hold your Alt key and press-
0193 for Á
0225 - á
0201 - É
0233 - é
0205 - Í
0237 - í
0211 - Ó
0243 - ó
0218 - Ú
0250 - ú
The vowel with the fada will appear after the keys are released.
Beir bua agas beannacht,a chách.
Slán,
Maidhc.

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