https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

Suggestion: Accent letters

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When doing a lesson, you can't click on the accents like in any other language. You have to hope it won't count you wrong for not having the special characters.

Congrats on the beta.

7/13/2017, 12:42:48 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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Looks like they've added the accent letters. Saw them appear in the last hour or so.

7/15/2017, 2:35:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Guaraní also lacks the necessary accents. Just got to install the necessary keyboard layout and type them.

7/13/2017, 2:50:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SamoolTheSamosa

If you don't mind me asking: do you consider yourself fluent/nearly fluent in Portuguese Russia and guraní?

7/13/2017, 9:56:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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I assume this question is really more about what one can learn from Duolingo in its current form than about my personal abilities, so I'll answer this way: mastering a Romance language tree here probably gets you within a stone's throw of access to authentic content. The 2000-3000 words plus the 10000-20000 common words you know from English will make it possible to understand a lot. Something similar might hold true for Germanic; I don't have the basis for judgement. However, any language not in those families is a much greater challenge because of the lack of familiar vocabulary.

7/15/2017, 2:01:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Beatles-Musician
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Why making it so complicated when you could just implement one of the super simple userscripts

7/13/2017, 9:19:07 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasOKane
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I think we should try and install the accent letters too. To the best of my knowledge there is no High Valyrian keyboard

7/13/2017, 3:42:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bulbasaurus
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I probably won't learn High Valyrian (at least at the moment), but does anyone have any idea how I can get a macron y on iOS? I can get vowels with macrons and the ñ on iOS but not the macron y.

7/15/2017, 1:00:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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I've installed a keyboard called something like "English - International". I'm sure there's an equivalent on Windows and Mac. It types as normal, but also has combination keys for typing accent characters.

7/13/2017, 9:12:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DarioCarvalhoV
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It also has been happening to me.

7/13/2017, 2:58:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Pruechelan

Using the Canadian keyboard there is no option for the ā but the irish keyboard I can use alt+0 for ¯ I would suggest try every key with alt and with alt+shift to if your regular keyboard has an option for them.

7/13/2017, 5:46:26 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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On a Mac you can go Option+a to create ¯ and you can type any vowel you want underneath it: ā ē ī ō ū ȳ

7/13/2017, 6:04:54 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Pruechelan

It depends on the keyboard, I use a mac, and alt+a is either å, or á depending on which keyboard I'm using are you using a Australian English keyboard?

7/13/2017, 6:08:28 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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No actually - I suppose I should have mentioned that I'm using the ABC Extended keyboard on OS X Sierra (it's known as International Extended or something like that on some older versions). Thank you for pointing out that I forgot to specify!

EDIT: On the Australian keyboard (which afaik is the same as US English and the only difference between AU and GB is the $/pound symbol), pressing Option + Shift + , yields ¯ but I can't find a way to put a letter under it :/

7/13/2017, 6:11:14 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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For Mac users get the ABC Extended keyboard and you can get access to the macron and tilde.

For the macron just press: option A - ā ē ū ō ȳ

For the tilde just press: option N - ñ

I believe if you just hold down the N key an option will show up with ñ. The same goes for the macron except I don't think they have it for y

7/14/2017, 3:39:20 AM
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