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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahdavey

Polish 'cedilla' under letter a

Has anyone else found that the cedilla accent under the letter a is consistently missing, in the options for writing words, in the ipad version of duolingo Polish?

February 11, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memsom

In iOS, using an English keyboard, Ę is available if you hold down the E key, but Ą is not. Is that what you mean? The simplest way to make it work is to add the Polish keyboard to your device. It takes less than a minute and will automatically selected by Duolingo when using the iOS app and entering Polish text.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahdavey

Thank you! Will try that but just wondering why every other accent is available in iOS except the 'ogonek under the a.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memsom

You'd need to ask Apple.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahdavey

Sorry, I was referring to the options available in the iOS version of duolingo at the time that I made the original query. Your advice to add the Polish keyboard in settings definitely did the trick.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memsom

Apple controls the keyboard, it is part of the operating system. Duolingo can't really change that. As to why Apple chose to exclude ą but include ę on the English keyboard mapping, I don't know. I'm guessing the latter appears in more European languages?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vytah

Just for your information: it's called ogonek, even in English. The main differences between ogonek and cedilla:

  • ogonek curls to the right, cedilla curls to the left

  • ogonek is always attached to vowels, cedilla usually to consontants

  • ogonek (at least in Polish and Lithuanian) is attached more to the right, cedilla is in the middle

  • ogonek is attached directly (a single curved stroke), cedilla sometimes has an extra stem connecting it to the letter

ogonek: Ą Ę Į Ų

cedilla: Ç Ş


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uq.

absolutely told

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