Accent Tiles Coming Soon!
The good folk at Duolingo will be adding accent tiles (à è ì ò ù) similar to the French and Norwegian courses for the Scottish Gaelic course (web only). The script has been written and this should be available in a week or so.
Tapadh leibh! I can no longer get accents on my computer keyboard (the old 0225, for example, won't give me an accented a). I prefer to use them, even if answers will be accepted without them, so I copy the set above (from Wikipedia) and paste while doing the Gaelic course.
On my Linux computer that doesn't work either. However if you can install a US International keyboard (also available on Linux and OIS, then your problems will be "sort of" solved. On an iPad it's even easier . You use an extended press on the letter and all the options come up.
CIMacAonghais, I was so excited when I learned that a Scottish Gaelic course was coming to Duolingo, and was surprised that it was released in beta so soon. I got started on the course this week and I'm delighted to be learning the language of my ancestors. Thanks so much for your hard work to bring this to us.
Oh I am so glad about this. Tried every which way to get my keyboard adapted and eventually got a computer whiz to help. I had been using "insert symbol" on word documents and then copying and pasting from the word doc every time. However, although I have "hot" keys for the accents now, they only work on Word docs and not in here. Past few days, I was getting on so well and I really want to type each time so my fingers remember (!), so I'd started just not putting the accents in - bound to come a cropper with that eventually, I'd feared. Thanks to all who have realised the difficulties and arranged to have the tiles available. I'm going to have to go back over the accentless attempts however. Actually looking forward to it.