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#94062 - 02/22/03 12:07 PM Re: marginally butter
modestgoddess Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 833
Loc: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Dear ol' Aenigma....God bless her and all who sail in her!

(sorry, can't seem to make the a-e thingy - how does one do this on the keyboard?! tried alt-a but got this instead: - and alt-shift-a got - what the hell does that mean?!)

I'm guessing....Bunnahavahn. (just based on how Siobhan is pronounced, mind you)

#94063 - 02/23/03 10:41 PM Re: marginally butter
Bingley Offline
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Posts: 3065
Loc: Jakarta
It means alt gives you the small letter and alt-shift gives you the big letter.


#94064 - 02/24/03 07:56 AM Re: marginally butter
Jackie Offline

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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
alt gives you the small letter and alt-shift gives you the big letter.
Really? I didn't know that. Kewl.
On my computer, mg, I can press Alt then 145 on the keypad over to the right, and get . Alt 146 gives . Alt 142 gives , and Alt 132 gives .

#94065 - 02/24/03 09:02 AM Re: marginally butter
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
- and alt-shift-a got - what the hell does that mean?!

It's used in Scandinavian languages, m-g, - and is pronounced as a long-drawn-out "O" sound - more like "oawww". In Copenhagen the sound is fairly clipped (although all Copenhagen Danish is pretty clipped, come to think of it) but on the mainland, in Jutland, it is really long-drawn; most of the very little Danish that I can pronounce was learned in rhus, in Jutland and my Copenhagen friends laughed fit to bust when I used the words over there - they immediately recognised it as Jutland pronunciation! (Apparently this has comic overtones, there.)

And if you want to know the key-strokes for all the strange symbols, go to "Character Map" (somewhere in "Accesories" usually, on M$ run PCs), which gives you the whole riange in all the fonts. Click on any of them, and a "key-stroke guide" appears down in the bottom right-hand corner.
E.g., Alt 0197 gives you in Times New Roman (and most other fonts!)

#94066 - 02/24/03 09:12 PM Re: marginally butter
modestgoddess Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 833
Loc: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Thanks everyone, but I think I need help from Faldage....I'm on a Mac, and I refuse to allow Microsoft any disk space.

So if I hold down the alt key and type 145, all I get is...145.

Damn and blast. I figgered out most of the accents I need for le franais, but many others elude me (unless I stumble upon them by ccident....!).

#94067 - 02/24/03 10:15 PM Re: marginally butter
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
modgod, are you running OS9 or OSX? if you're still on 9, go to http://www.versiontracker.com and search for "Font Explorer". it's a great little free program that will show you where all the keys are.
if you're using OSX, you've got the character palette which will show you more than you ever wanted to know!!

oh, and try putting a &# before the number and a ; after, and see what happens... &#<some number here>;

formerly known as etaoin...

#94068 - 02/25/03 06:15 AM Re: marginally butter
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Option a =

Option A =

Option ' =

Option " =

#94069 - 02/25/03 11:23 AM Re: tee-shirts and bumper stickers
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that cannot be repeated . . . but this one can:

My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips.

Probably the funniest I ever saw was on a pick-up truck driven by two men wearing cowboy hats (I live in rural Oregon) -- and the bumper sticker said:
If you ain't a Cowboy, you ain't sh*t!

I pointed it out to my husband and asked, "Doesn't that mean that if I remove the double negative a cowboy is a piece of sh*t?" We laughed for days.

#94070 - 02/26/03 05:19 AM Re: tee-shirts and bumper stickers
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 2636
Loc: Caribbean
My favorite T-shirt saying is
"I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on"
I like wearing it when I go someplace where "the guys" don't think I know what's going on, but I know I do.

#94071 - 02/26/03 06:58 AM Re: tee-shirts and bumper stickers
TheFallibleFiend Offline

Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA

"SUPPORT BACTERIA! It's the only culture most people have."


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