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Posted Jul 27, 2012 22:01 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
posting things in a different language than everything else on a site is annoying and rude.
On a more practical matter, it distracts people from what you are trying to say by making it hard for them to read it.
IT'S WORSE THAN IF YOU WERE TYPING IN ALL CAPS ;-), and we all know how annoying posters who do that can be.
Posted Jul 28, 2012 10:47 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
However, what you are typing is not English
Posted Jul 28, 2012 12:09 UTC (Sat) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
Well, if he insists on using the 13th century English alphabet, he should by rights also be using 13th century English grammar and vocabulary.
What we're seeing here is like having the King James Bible printed in Comic Sans.
Posted Jul 27, 2012 22:03 UTC (Fri) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
Posted Sep 18, 2012 14:00 UTC (Tue) by leandro (guest, #1460)
Actually apl has recently broken, ſo I am lookiŋ for hoƿ to fix it.
XKBLAYOUT="us… combined ƿiþ XKBVARIANT="intl… makes my keyboard an ‘International’ one. Ðat gives me the riȝt Alt key as AltGr (alternate graphic character), ſo AltGr‐d is ð, AltGR‐D is Ð, AltGr‐t is þ, AltGr‐s is ß & ſo on.
Oðer characters, ſuch as ðe loŋ ſ or ðe ŋ, muſt be compoſed. XKBOPTIONS="[…]compose:rwin… enables me to preß ðe riȝt logo key folloƿed by a combination. So Compoſe‐fs is ſ, Compoſe‐ng is ŋ, Compoſe‐NG is Ŋ, Compoſe‐--- is — & ſo on. Some combinations I uſe are already defined, ƿhile for oðers ſuch as Compoſe‐ww beiŋ ƿ, Compoſe‐WW beiŋ Ƿ or Compoſe‐--, beiŋ ‐ I muſt inſert at /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose a few lines, ſuch as:
<Multi_key> <minus> <minus> <comma> : "‐" U2010 # HYPHEN
<Multi_key> <w> <w> : "ƿ" U01BF # LATIN LETTER WYNN
<Multi_key> <W> <W> : "Ƿ" U017F # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN
<Multi_key> <G> <G> : "Ȝ" U021C # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER YOGH
<Multi_key> <g> <g> : "ȝ" U021D # LATIN LETTER YOGH
Posted Sep 18, 2012 15:51 UTC (Tue) by jubal (subscriber, #67202)
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