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How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: abpanman
Date: March 22, 2006 05:08PM
I need to include a pronunciation for: "SHALOM" (shä-lom´) I need to add the dash above the o in the second syllable. Do I need a special font to do this?
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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: Baby Tats
Date: March 22, 2006 05:52PM
long o



Ō
unicode: 014C [en.wikipedia.org]
UTF8: C5 8C

If those mean anything to you.




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/22/2006 05:54PM by Baby Tats.
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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 22, 2006 07:52PM
ó

Option+e, release, then type "o" (without quotes)

EDIT: Nevermind tongue sticking out smiley

Carm



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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: March 22, 2006 08:58PM
õ

Option+N, release, then type O is closer... but not quite...

I looked through all the option-keys, and nothing that I found makes a straight line over a letter as a standard keyboard option.

Maybe Option-Shift or Option-cmd or some combination thereof might have better results.






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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: abpanman
Date: March 22, 2006 09:01PM
Tried Option+N above and it's not quite correct. Neither is option+e. The unicode seems to be way to truly get the symbol I want but dang if I can figure out how to generate it.
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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: Baby Tats
Date: March 22, 2006 09:18PM
If you are just looking to type it then go to your character palette under the american flag. Then goto:
European Scripts > Latin then its down there with the other o sounds when I paste it in here it gives me: Ō

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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: abpanman
Date: March 22, 2006 09:31PM
Thanks Tats, that would work but I found out the app (Finale) I'm trying to put this in doesn't accept it. You can also generate the the long symbol by activating the US extended keyboard from the system preferences and then type option+a.
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Re: How to Make a Long Vowel Symbol?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: March 22, 2006 09:37PM
That mark (the macron) actually exists, and would be very useful to people who teach Latin or need to indicate pronunciation, but for no reason that I can fathom, it isn't a dead key, so you can't get it to land over a vowel, which is the only place you'd want it. I actually modifed a couple of type faces years ago, replacing the circumflex with the macron. This was strictly for Latin text, where the circumflex would not be needed.

It's the shift-option-comma key.¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Its short vowel friend is right next door on the period key.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/22/2006 09:38PM by ka jowct.
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