[bksvol-discuss] OT: diactitical marks: tilde and grave

Sue, I'm not Tom, but -- I started to explain but
googled to be sure I was correct in thinking it's used
in Spanish and I found this wonderful definition--"A
diacritical mark ( ~ ) placed over the letter n in
Spanish to indicate the palatal nasal sound (ny), as
in cañon, or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate
nasalization, as in lã, pão."  (I didn't know it was
used in Portuguese). I think Tom described it as an
elongated s lying on its side.

A grave accent is the reverse of the acute accent, i.e
it' slants left and the acute slants right.

I just noticed that on my keyboard the key to the left
of the number one has a tilde at the top and the grave
symbol (BTW, Tom--you did spell it correctly--but Sue,
it's pronouced grahv)  symbol at the bottom. It's used
in both  French and other languages--I can't remember
if it's used much in Spanish, but I  googled again and
found it's in Italian and other languages, too.

Cindy

--- siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> 
> I am not Lissi, Tom, but what the heck is tilda?  A
> key?  And you say grave
> accent.  Are they the same thing?
> 
> Sue S.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "tom hawkins" <tjhawk1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 3:28 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Section break page
> break
> 
> 
> > Dear Lissi,  I, went back and reviewed what I sent
> to you and realized I
> > didn't tell you to exit M S Word after saving from
> using the Find And
> > Replace routine.  It's important only after
> putting the hard page breaks
> in.
> > Also, using  the control F, ALT F, Escape series
> of commands repeatedly
> > takes you successively from nonbreaking hyphen to
> nonbreaking hyphen
> > without re-entering the caret tilda. Well I think
> that's about it. Best
> > Tom--- Original Message -----
> > From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 8:27 AM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Section break page
> break
> >
> >
> > > Dear Tom,
> > >
> > > Thank you for the information. Do you use these
> key strokes at each
> > > section break, as the cursor is on the line
> below it? Or, do you go into
> > > some menu bar and those strokes, as you
> described below, then change the
> > > breaks for the whole book.
> > >
> > > What if some have already been exchanged for
> page breaks as I  have for
> > > the first 40 pages of this funny, imaginative
> collection of folk tales
> and
> > > myths.
> > >
> > > I laughed a plenty at the ridiculous cat
> cleaning joke you sent. I spoil
> > > and love my dogs lavishly and get tearful at any
> description of hurtful
> > > things done to animals and usually beg the
> person to stop telling me
> > > before my heart breaks, but, your humor was an
> exercise in the absurd
> and
> > > I, who need humor in my life even more than
> usual, appreciated the
> change
> > > of pace and the little giggle.
> > >
> > > It wasn't  until I began meeting people on
> computer that I realized some
> > > people are genuinely offended by certain humor.
> It's made me caughtious
> > > now that I know humor makes some people seethe
> instead of laugh. I'm
> sure
> > > I have boundaries in what I consider funny, too,
> but I personally found
> > > your post a hoot. I'm sure everyone knows you
> meant no harm and we have
> to
> > > accept the fact that one person's joke is
> another's insult.
> > >
> > > Recently I mailed a joke about Bush to 3
> friends. Two of them raved
> about
> > > how funny it was and were busily passing it on.
> The third scolded me
> > > twice, calling me a few insulting things.
> Passive me, replied that I'd
> > > take her opinions about humor in to account in
> the future and dropped
> the
> > > matter, deleting the scoldings and not over
> reacting, leaving the
> > > friendship in tact.
> > >
> > > When I get humor I think is in poor taste, I who
> never even mildly say
> bad
> > > words, I just delete it and avoid insencerity by
> not passing it on, and
> > > not writing to the person and raving about how
> funny it was. I think my
> > > lack of reaction gets my point across.
> > >
> > > I think the longer we remain on a list, the more
> we come to know the
> > > complexity of its members and realize like real
> people, they are basicly
> > > wonderful, often better than most, but we've all
> got our tender spots.
> > >
> > > Just a reminder since I've wandered so farr
> afield, I'm looking forward
> to
> > > learning more about using the commands you
> provided which you can review
> > > below.
> > >
> > > Always With Love,
> > >
> > > Lissi
> > >
> > > Hi  I'll will jump in with the info, Find ,
> carret lower case b.   The
> > > carret is a shift six. and Replace with carret
> lower case m.  That will
> > > change all of your section breaks to hard page
> breaks.  Happy
> > > Thanksgiving.
> > > Tom
> > >
> > > Hi Cindy,
> > > Different programs will handle section and page
> breaks differently. So
> to
> > > someone validating a book, it may appear that
> there are no page breaks,
> > > but they may not realize that section breaks are
> there.That could cause
> > > the validator to reject the book on the basis of
> no page
> > > breaks.
> > >
> > > The BookShare system however handles each
> equally. The process for
> > > converting section breaks to page breaks is an
> easy find/replace in MS
> > > Word. If you're interested I'm sure Gerald or I
> could dig it out of the
> > > archive.
> > >
> > > We're on a semester deal and this one is going
> well. I'm still hanging
> in
> > > with all A's at this point, there are just two
> weeks and then a week of
> > > finals left.
> > >
> > > The weather? Kind of cool, 30s-50s generally, a
> lot cooler than what we
> > > became used to with this longer fall (in terms
> of weather).
> > >
> > > I've been enjoying the lack of things hanging
> over my head and I've been
> > > able to get a lot of BookShare volunteering done
> these last couple of
> days
> > > as well.
> > >
> > > Happy Thanksgiving!
> > > Jake
> > >
> > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Section break page
> break
> > > Interesting, Jake, I thought it did make a
> difference
> > > and that's why Tom or someone changed all his
> section
> > > breaks to page breaks. But you're more the
> expert at
> > > this than I am. smile
> > >
> > > I hope you're enjoying this brief break. Are you
> on a
> > > semester or a quarter system? HNow's the weather
> where you are?
> > >
> > > Cindy
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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