[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question About a Special Character in Names

I need to look up the exact reference, (I want to say Wikipedia, but I'm not really sure), but I read that the circumflex can be used as a stand in for the macron.


Evan

----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 6:47 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question About a Special Character in Names


Unfortunately, my symbols chart doesn't have a macron.
I could have used it when I validated Broken Trust; a
lot of Hawaiian words use it--and there was some
symbol that went under certain letters that I couldn't
use, either. I tried copying from a web site that
gives ll kinds of diacritical marks but they weren't
copyable.

Cindy

--- Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

After a few tries, I figured out how to make the O
with a forward slash through it.  Hold down the
control key and hit the forward slash (/) key.  Then
release both keys and type o (for a little o) or
shift o (for a capital O).  The O will have a slash
through it.  Doesn't work for the other 4 vowels.  I
added the slash-O to my list of accent marks, which
are in a .doc file that I've attached to this email,
in case anyone is interested in it.

My question is:  does anyone know how to make a
macron appear above letters?  I haven't been able to
figure that out yet.

Thanks, Carrie

----- Original Message ----
From: Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 11:27:29 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question About a Special
Character in Names

I'm nearly finished validating this book in which
most of the
 characters are
Norwegian, or at least Scandinavian. A couple of the
names start with
 an O
which has a diagonal line running through it from
lower left to upper
 right.
Does anyone know what that is and how to replicate
it on the keyboard?
Apparently, it does change the pronunciation of the
name, because I
 have the
NLS version and it is not pronounced O, as in
Olvira, but more like
 Elvira,
though not exactly. Hearing it pronounced, I would
have said it sounds
something like an umlaut, but it doesn't look like
one in print.

Thanks for any info.

Evan

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