Special characters for Swedish course
I am taking both German and Swedish. The German course allows you to type in special characters, but not the Swedish course. Will this be rectified soon, or is there a way around this using keyboard shortcuts? I have tried a few online resources which suggest various key combinations, but none that have worked so far! I think that being able to type in the correct characters is very important for learning a language properly, so I hope this will be rectified soon.
I recommend installing the international keyboard as it saves you keystrokes: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560
Here is a list of which keys to press to get which accent with or without international keyboard: http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/bylanguage/nordic.html#winint
I have started using keyboard short cuts as I want to learn the accents as they are effectively different letters. However, I'm having a problem in that if I put the wrong one - ä instead of å for example - duolingo does not correct it and marks it as correct. And where there are exercises where the answer doesn't give you the spelling I don't know if I have it right or not.
Really? In the Spanish tree, you're only marked as incorrect if your lack of an accent turns it into a different word--and sometimes not even then. And in the Swedish tree so far, I've made typos like ett/en and those have been accepted. (The Swedish tree seems way more forgiving than the Spanish, though maybe the Swedish gets harder further up.)
Or are you talking about an ideal situation?