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Resource List 2017/Gaeilge ar IRC/How to: fada


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord

    IRC - Internet Relay Chat

    As per Cloud's original thread:

    There is still an IRC channel to use for random chats. IRC is a like a chat room. Here's how to use it.

    1. Go to >>>
    2. Type in a nickname for yourself (no spaces, use _)
    3. In channel, type #Gaeilge
    4. and that's it!

    If you like IRC, you may want to use a program instead (which has more options, and an ability to turn on sound so you know when there's new messages)

    To start simply download mIRC here and install as you would any other program.

    Run IRC and select Tools > Options. This screen should be the first thing you see upon running the program.

    Fill in the basic details, i.e. Your alias, and an alternative (just in case! Great minds think alike ;) ) and an e-mail address.

    Click the "Servers" tab. Open the "QuakeNet" folder and select a server.

    Go back to the "Connect" tab and click connect.

    Finally click Commands > Join channel

    Insert "#Gaeilge" into the field and there you go!

    Anyone else with @ before their name is an admin in the room.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord

    How to: an síneadh fada

    On most mobile phones, pressing and holding the vowel key will give you the option to slide and select that vowel with an accent.

    On a standard keyboard, pressing the "Alt Gr" key with the required vowel will produce it with the síneadh fada.
    (Some language settings may require Ctrl + Alt + vowel.)
    dubhthach wrote: »
    It's the key to the right of the spacebar. On some keyboards it might be just a second Alt key:

    It's what's called a modifier key. For example you can use it to put in stuff like
    AltGr + C = ©
    AltGr + R = ®

    As well as symbols like: ¼½¾¥×÷¿¶×÷§Æ¢µ

    AltGr + A = á
    AltGr + E = é
    AltGr + I = í
    AltGr + O = ó
    AltGr + U = ú

    AltGR + Shift + A = Á
    AltGR + Shift + E = É
    AltGR + Shift + I = Í
    AltGR + Shift + O = Ó
    AltGR + Shift + U = Ú
    craoltoir wrote: »

    The (free) SwiftKey keyboard app can also be quite useful for typing/texting in Irish.
    SwiftKey is an input method for Android and iOS devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

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