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

Use your technology in Irish

Dia daoibh!

So you may have seen this earlier post of mine with some resources but if not here's the link: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4346169

This post is about common programs you can get in Irish.

Facebook - change your language settings Irish is there.

Mozilla - Get Firefox and Thunderbird in Gaeilge. Here's the link for the irish page https://www.mozilla.org/ga-IE/

With firefox in Gaeilge you'll soon realise that many websites offer their services in Gaeilge too as they will automatically switch languages for you. :D

Other software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_language_media#Software

For my mobile keyboard I use Swiftkey but there is also Swype. Both have free trials and then are paid for but they have Irish in their T9 language options so it's pretty awesome I think :) And you can have two languages active at once in Swype or three in Swiftkey.

http://www.swype.com/product-features/android/languages.html

https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-us/articles/201598431-What-languages-are-currently-supported-for-SwiftKey-on-Android-

March 10, 2015

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

If you use Debian there's a task-irish-desktop package.

This task localises the desktop in Irish.

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bemk92

I'm using Fedora :) I just went into settings -> languages and layouts and selected Irish/Gaeilge from the lists just now.

Seems to work quite well, though rarely use GNOME3 features, and are much more reliant on the command line (which I kept in English, just because I know where to find everything that way).

July 22, 2015

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

I changed my Facebook to Irish and "Céard atá ar d'intinn?" is now permanently seared into my brain.

I was feeling adventurous and switched my phone to Irish... but it was too scary and overwhelming and I quickly reverted back to English. D:
I do have the T9 turned on, though. It makes spelling so much easier.

March 10, 2015

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

Go raibh maith agat as do mholadh! Tá mo shamsung as gaeilge anois. :D

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob1745

how did you change your phone into irish?!

March 10, 2015

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

On a Samsung Galaxy, it's under Settings - My device - Language and input (it may not be there at first, but I think it gives you the option to download more language packs and irish is one of them)

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob1745

Thanks!

March 11, 2015

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

Scrabble3D is available gratis for Windows, OS X, and Linux, and the game can be played in many languages, including Irish. The computer, having internal language-specific word lists at its disposal, is a formidable opponent — if I can reach 20% of its score as Gaeilge, I consider myself to have done well.

March 11, 2015

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

I wish I could change my Sims games to Irish.

March 13, 2015

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

That would be fantastic! I love the Sims anyway, and having them in Irish would be a really fun way to pick up some new words.

March 14, 2015
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