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

Accents don't seem to matter

Since I started the course I've been consistently to use the correct accents wherever needed. Recently I discovered that it actually doesn't matter. You can put it, not put it or use a different one entirely. I hope this isn't intentional. It shouldn't necessarily be counted as wrong, however it should at least give you a typo warning.

Thank you for all your hard work for the course!

January 8, 2015

11 Comments


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

It should be counted as wrong because it is. Those aren't accents but totally different letters. An Ä is not an accented A but something different, same for Å, similar for Ö/O.

The course is in beta. It probably will be possible to enter these letters via a virtual keyboard later, when it graduates. Hopefully a wrong letter will be a hard mistake, because that it is. An accent is mostly a hint, still obligatory, but not exactly changing the meaning of a word, so probably not a hard mistake (debatable, maybe this could be a setting or get obligatory after some time or amount of mistakes).

Different ladders change the meaning of a word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorhay12

Usually when I forget an accent for Spanish, it says Almost Correct instead of Correct, but it stills counts it as right. It tells me where I forgot the accent as well.


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

Apparently this isn't for Swedish, though it should be. Maybe they forgot to implement that part of the code?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Priya7

The Swedish team has said that they're trying to get this feature implemented, but that they have to do it through Duolingo, which apparently takes some time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorhay12

Does anyone know how to post a photo in one of these discussions?


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

Not sure, but you can upload it to an image hosting site and give us the link. Personally I'm using lightshot, caputures a part of your screen and directly uploads it and gives you the link. Quick and handy.


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

Yeah... I'm probably going to add a Swedish keyboard to my collection of language keyboards and learn how to type the characters lol. It bugs me that I must type a instead of a with the circle on it. XD


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

If you do they US layout key [ = å, ; = ö, and ' = ä. Helps with the timed tests. I tried one once using the alt "shortcuts". I got 4 before I timed out.


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

Oh perfect that's the same as the German layout except å is ü on the German keyboard xD


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

Yeah if you're already familiar with the German keyboard layout the Swedish one is straightforward, and it doesn't have the z and y swapped so you can keep it in Swedish and type in English without getting mixed up as easily as with the German layout.


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

That's the thing, in Swedish (as of right now) it doesn't matter if you type a, a(circled), or ä.

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