Friday, August 04, 2006

Icelandic Typing 101

The problem with this loverly new Mac of mine was that I couldn't type in Old English on it... a real issue when one's dissertation is a linguistic study of Anglo-Saxon speeches. What to do, what to do? Then I was told that the easiest way to solve it would be to go to "International" under "System Preferences" and change from a U.S. keyboard to an Icelandic one. So I did. Well... one problem solved and one new problem found.... there are a few differences.

Where ? should be it is Þ. Where the "at" sign should be (still haven't found it) it is " . Where ; should be it's æ and on and on and on. The cool thing, though, is that now I can type in Old English and even post it on our blog. I know... you're all effervescing over THIS charming new development. Your jealousies know no bounds. It's sad, really... just sad.

Hwæt!

4 comments:

Erika said...

Yeah sorry about that, I probably shuld have mentioned you can't do OE characters on a Mac...

sam said...

So much for modern conviences. The more "improvements" they make the harder it is to cope. Sadly, I'm still trying to figure out how to defrost in the microwave. Thank God VCRs are practically obsolete, although I sort of figured out a way to get around the whole time recording thing...

theswain said...

Geek...;)

Jenny said...

I just use my old VCR to defrost things.