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Annailís
squaredancer wrote:

> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
> generate the following:? :
>> squaredancer wrote:
>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>> generate the following:? :
>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in the
>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>> it"?
>>>>
>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>
>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>
>
> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!

That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>
> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
> it got to be that way!
> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.

And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>
> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>
> reg

I just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which
should be spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i"
(I just haven't figured out how to do that yet), is a
"gaelicized" version of Alice, sort of reflecting Irish heritage.

AW


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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

squaredancer
On 15.05.2009 22:43, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
generate the following:? :

> squaredancer wrote:
>  
>> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>> generate the following:? :
>>    
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>      
>>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>        
>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in the
>>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>>>>            
>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>> it"?
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>>        
>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>
>>>      
>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>    
>
> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>  
>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>> it got to be that way!
>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>    
>
> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>  
>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>
>> reg
>>    
>
> I just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which
> should be spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i"
> (I just haven't figured out how to do that yet), is a
> "gaelicized" version of Alice, sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>
> AW
>
>
>  
thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
number pad:
hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
Ailís

reg
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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

squaredancer
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On 15.05.2009 22:43, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
generate the following:? :

> squaredancer wrote:
>  
>> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>> generate the following:? :
>>    
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>      
>>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>        
>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in the
>>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>>>>            
>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>> it"?
>>>>>
>>>>>          
>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>>        
>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>
>>>      
>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>    
>
> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>  
>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>> it got to be that way!
>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>    
>
> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>  
>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>
>> reg
>>    
>
> I just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which
> should be spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i"
> (I just haven't figured out how to do that yet), is a
> "gaelicized" version of Alice, sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>
> AW
>
>
>  
I have just tried my keyboard (german version) - I have a key with left
and right slanted accents - hitting the right-slanted (here, lower case)
and then the  i  key also gives the letter you want - í

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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

Daniel-257
squaredancer wrote:

> On 15.05.2009 22:43, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
> generate the following:? :
>> squaredancer wrote:
>>  
>>> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>>> generate the following:? :
>>>    
>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>      
>>>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>>        
>>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>          
>>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>>>>>            
>>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>>> it"?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>          
>>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>>>        
>>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>>
>>>>      
>>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>>    
>>
>> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>>  
>>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>>> it got to be that way!
>>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>>    
>>
>> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>>  
>>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>>
>>> reg
>>>    
>>
>> I just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should
>> be spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just
>> haven't figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of
>> Alice, sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>
>> AW
>>
>>
>>  
> I have just tried my keyboard (german version) - I have a key with left
> and right slanted accents - hitting the right-slanted (here, lower case)
> and then the  i  key also gives the letter you want - í
>
> reg

Oh, my failing eyesight.........both your attempts, reg, looked just
like an "i", until I really stared at it and saw that it was an í.

Daniel
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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

The Real Bev
Daniel wrote:

> squaredancer wrote:
>> Annailis wrote:
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>> Annailis wrote:
>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>>  Annailis wrote:      
>>>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in
>>>>>>>> the wilds of Canada!
>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>>>> it"?
>>>>>>>          
>>>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>>>>        
>>>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>>>      
>>>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>>>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>>
>>> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>>>  
>>>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>>>> it got to be that way!
>>>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>>>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>>>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>>>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>>
>>> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.

Similar expression:  "Put a sock in it!"

>>>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>>>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>>
>>> I just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should
>>> be spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just
>>> haven't figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of
>>> Alice, sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>  
>> I have just tried my keyboard (german version) - I have a key with left
>> and right slanted accents - hitting the right-slanted (here, lower case)
>> and then the  i  key also gives the letter you want - í
>
> Oh, my failing eyesight.........both your attempts, reg, looked just
> like an "i", until I really stared at it and saw that it was an í.

TB can copy+paste the characters below.  Bon appetit!

                      iso8859-1 cheat sheet
      (per http://www.uni-passau.de/~ramsch/iso8859-1.html)


¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § ¨ © ª « ¬ ­ ® ¯ ° ± ² ³ ´ µ ¶ · ¸ ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿

À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß

à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ



dec oct 8 7 HTML    | dec oct 8 7 HTML    | dec oct 8 7 HTML    |
====================|=====================|=====================|
161 241 ¡ ! ¡ | 162 242 ¢ " ¢  | 163 243 £ # £ |
164 244 ¤ $ ¤| 165 245 ¥ % ¥   | 166 246 ¦ & ¦|
167 247 § ' §  | 168 250 ¨ ( ¨   | 169 251 © ) ©  |
170 252 ª * ª  | 171 253 « + « | 172 254 ¬ , ¬   |
173 255  ­ - ­   | 174 256 ® . ®   | 175 257 ¯ / ¯  |
176 260 ° 0 °   | 177 261 ± 1 ±| 178 262 ² 2 ²  |
179 263 ³ 3 ³  | 180 264 ´ 4 ´ | 181 265 µ 5 µ |
182 266 ¶ 6 ¶  | 183 267 · 7 ·| 184 270 ¸ 8 ¸ |
185 271 ¹ 9 ¹  | 186 272 º : º  | 187 273 » ; » |
188 274 ¼ < &frac14;| 189 275 ½ = &frac12;| 190 276 ¾ > &frac34;|
191 277 ¿ ? &iquest;| 192 300 À @ &Agrave;| 193 301 Á A &Aacute;|
194 302 Â B &Acirc; | 195 303 Ã C &Atilde;| 196 304 Ä D &Auml;  |
197 305 Å E &Aring; | 198 306 Æ F &AElig; | 199 307 Ç G &Ccedil;|
200 310 È H &Egrave;| 201 311 É I &Eacute;| 202 312 Ê J &Ecirc; |
203 313 Ë K &Euml;  | 204 314 Ì L &Igrave;| 205 315 Í M &Iacute;|
206 316 Î N &Icirc; | 207 317 Ï O &Iuml;  | 208 320 Ð P &ETH;   |
209 321 Ñ Q &Ntilde;| 210 322 Ò R &Ograve;| 211 323 Ó S &Oacute;|
212 324 Ô T &Ocirc; | 213 325 Õ U &Otilde;| 214 326 Ö V &Ouml;  |
215 327 × W &times; | 216 330 Ø X &Oslash;| 217 331 Ù Y &Ugrave;|
218 332 Ú Z &Uacute;| 219 333 Û [ &Ucirc; | 220 334 Ü \ &Uuml;  |
221 335 Ý ] &Yacute;| 222 336 Þ ^ &THORN; | 223 337 ß _ &szlig; |
224 340 à ` &agrave;| 225 341 á a &aacute;| 226 342 â b &acirc; |
227 343 ã c &atilde;| 228 344 ä d &auml;  | 229 345 å e &aring; |
230 346 æ f &aelig; | 231 347 ç g &ccedil;| 232 350 è h &egrave;|
233 351 é i &eacute;| 234 352 ê j &ecirc; | 235 353 ë k &euml;  |
236 354 ì l &igrave;| 237 355 í m &iacute;| 238 356 î n &icirc; |
239 357 ï o &iuml;  | 240 360 ð p &eth;   | 241 361 ñ q &ntilde;|
242 362 ò r &ograve;| 243 363 ó s &oacute;| 244 364 ô t &ocirc; |
245 365 õ u &otilde;| 246 366 ö v &ouml;  | 247 367 ÷ w &divide;|
248 370 ø x &oslash;| 249 371 ù y &ugrave;| 250 372 ú z &uacute;|
251 373 û { &ucirc; | 252 374 ü | &uuml;  | 253 375 ý } &yacute;|
254 376 þ ~ &thorn; | 255 377 ÿ   &yuml;  |


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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

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On 16.05.2009 01:37, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Daniel to
generate the following:? :

> squaredancer wrote:
>  
>> On 15.05.2009 22:43, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>> generate the following:? :
>>    
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>  
>>>      
>>>> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>    
>>>>        
>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>      
>>>>>          
>>>>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>>>        
>>>>>>            
>>>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>>>>>>            
>>>>>>>>                
>>>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>>>> it"?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>          
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>>>>        
>>>>>>            
>>>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>>>
>>>>>      
>>>>>          
>>>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>>>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>>>    
>>>>        
>>> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>>>  
>>>      
>>>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>>>> it got to be that way!
>>>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>>>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>>>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>>>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>>>    
>>>>        
>>> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>>>  
>>>      
>>>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>>>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>>>
>>>> reg
>>>>    
>>>>        
>>> I just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should
>>> be spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just
>>> haven't figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of
>>> Alice, sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>
>>> AW
>>>
>>>
>>>  
>>>      
>> I have just tried my keyboard (german version) - I have a key with left
>> and right slanted accents - hitting the right-slanted (here, lower case)
>> and then the  i  key also gives the letter you want - í
>>
>> reg
>>    
>
> Oh, my failing eyesight.........both your attempts, reg, looked just
> like an "i", until I really stared at it and saw that it was an í.
>
> Daniel
>  


Well, Daniel - ya know what they say:
Failing eysight, creaking bones, lost teeth, getting paid by the
government for doing nothing.... that's the price you have to pay for
having had so MANY birthdays!

reg
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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

Annailís
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squaredancer wrote:

>>  just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>
>> AW
>>
>>
> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
> number pad:
> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
> Ailís
>
> reg

Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't
have the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember
that for when I use a normal keyboard.

AW
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Annailís
In reply to this post by squaredancer
squaredancer wrote:

> On 15.05.2009 22:43, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
> generate the following:? :
>> squaredancer wrote:
>>> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>> generate the following:? :
>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>>> it"?
>>>>>>
>>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>>
>>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>
>> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>>> it got to be that way!
>>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>
>> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>>
>>> reg
>>
>> I just combined my first and third given names. Ailis, which should be
>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>
>> AW
>>
>>
> I have just tried my keyboard (german version) - I have a key with left
> and right slanted accents - hitting the right-slanted (here, lower case)
> and then the i key also gives the letter you want - í
>
> reg

I will keep googling to find an answer for this one.  I've tried
Num Lk + Alt + 0236 (if I have to hold them all down at the same
time, my hands aren't big enough!) without luck so far.  Maybe I
need to try an Irish keyboard?

AW


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Annailís
In reply to this post by The Real Bev
The Real Bev wrote:
> B can copy+paste the characters below.  Bon appetit!
>
>                       iso8859-1 cheat sheet
>       (per http://www.uni-passau.de/~ramsch/iso8859-1.html)
>

Thank you very much for that!  If I can't figure out the keyboard
equivalent I'll just paste the character in.

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Jay Garcia
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On 16.05.2009 10:11, Annailis wrote:

  --- Original Message ---

> squaredancer wrote:
>>>  just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>
>>> AW
>>>
>>>
>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>> number pad:
>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>> Ailís
>>
>> reg
>
> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't have the
> desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember that for when I use
> a normal keyboard.
>
> AW

Most laptops without a number pad can use the number keys above the
keyboard like a number pad. Some have a key combination to do this.

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Annailís
Jay Garcia wrote:
> On 16.05.2009 10:11, Annailis wrote:
>
> --- Original Message ---
<snip>

>>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i....
>>> use the number pad: hold the Alt key and enter 0237 í -
>>> does that look OK to you?? Ailís
>>>
>>> reg
>>
>> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237
>> doesn't have the desired effect. Thanks though, I'll try to
>> remember that for when I use a normal keyboard.
>>
>> AW
>
> Most laptops without a number pad can use the number keys
> above the keyboard like a number pad. Some have a key
> combination to do this.
>
Thanks, Jay. I finally found what I needed in the
Rootsweb-Gen-Comp-Tips-List archive of all places!  If anyone
wants to know, for a Dell laptop: "You have to use the Alt key in
conjunction with the (blue) Fn key and then the (blue) number
keys on the letter/number keys mjkluio78".

Mine aren't in blue which may be why I overlooked them. Also
found a listing that indicated that the digits 161 in conjunction
with Fn + Alt would produce the same result as Fn +Alt+0237.

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squaredancer
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On 16.05.2009 17:11, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
generate the following:? :

> squaredancer wrote:
>  
>>>  just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>
>>> AW
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>> number pad:
>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>> Ailís
>>
>> reg
>>    
>
> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't
> have the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember
> that for when I use a normal keyboard.
>
> AW
>  

I just looked at a pic of the US keyboard... you also don't have the
accents ´and `
http://www.cooltoyzph.com/image/US_Keyboard_layout.jpg

not as good as the european ones....
sorry that it doesn't work for you, but try Jay's suggestion, that the
laptop MAY work the same, using the number keys plus Alt.

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squaredancer
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On 16.05.2009 17:11, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
generate the following:? :

> squaredancer wrote:
>  
>>>  just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>
>>> AW
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>> number pad:
>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>> Ailís
>>
>> reg
>>    
>
> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't
> have the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember
> that for when I use a normal keyboard.
>
> AW
>  

I bought a Logitech USB-keyboard that fits into the carry-case, on top
of the Laptop...  I find it much easier to work with, because it has the
complete "normal" set of keys, incl. the numberpad and a 6-foot cable!
I also got an optical Wireless USB-mouse at the same time... also much
easier and more accurate to use than the fingerpad thing!

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Terry R.-3
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The date and time was Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:31:00 AM, and on a whim,
Annailis pounded out on the keyboard:

> squaredancer wrote:
>> On 15.05.2009 22:43, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>> generate the following:? :
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>> On 14.05.2009 01:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>> On 13.05.2009 17:14, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Annailis to
>>>>>> generate the following:? :
>>>>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> me - not being canadian - understand "bin" quite well - it's an
>>>>>>>> americanism for Dustbin - aka Trashcan.
>>>>>>>> "bin it" is a wellknown common expression, probably known even in
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> wilds of Canada!
>>>>>>> Am in wilds of Canada - never heard of it. Is it a synonym for "can
>>>>>>> it"?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> probably - from "trashcan" or whatever, up there in the wilds.
>>>>>> The opposite of "can it" - would that be "can't it" ?? :-[
>>>>> No...isn't English a strange language.
>>>>>
>>>> yepp - and you can have such fun with it - which is why I'm setting this
>>>> to follow-up to Mozilla.general.... we ain't allowed to have fun here!
>>> That's a good idea, as it is totally off topic.
>>>> I know the expression "can it" to mean "shut up" - no idea though, how
>>>> it got to be that way!
>>>> If someone is talking "out of turn" (saying things they shouldn't be,
>>>> for any-what-reason) they will be told to "hey, you - can it, yeah!",
>>>> thus stopping any chance of disclosing secrets, making a fool of
>>>> themselves, saying bad things about someone else.
>>> And it can mean just to "stop it", referring to annoying behaviour.
>>>> On the side - is your name Annailis something special to where you
>>>> live/your ethnic heritage?? I've never seen it before!
>>>>
>>>> reg
>>> I just combined my first and third given names. Ailis, which should be
>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>
>>> AW
>>>
>>>
>> I have just tried my keyboard (german version) - I have a key with left
>> and right slanted accents - hitting the right-slanted (here, lower case)
>> and then the i key also gives the letter you want - í
>>
>> reg
>
> I will keep googling to find an answer for this one.  I've tried
> Num Lk + Alt + 0236 (if I have to hold them all down at the same
> time, my hands aren't big enough!) without luck so far.  Maybe I
> need to try an Irish keyboard?
>
> AW
>
>

Hi Annailis,

Did you try using Character Map (Start, Run, charmap and click OK)?


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Re: Antispam filter problem OT

Jay Garcia
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On 16.05.2009 16:03, squaredancer wrote:

  --- Original Message ---

> On 16.05.2009 17:11, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
> generate the following:? :
>> squaredancer wrote:
>>  
>>>>  just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>>
>>>> AW
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>      
>>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>>> number pad:
>>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>>> Ailís
>>>
>>> reg
>>>    
>>
>> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't have
>> the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember that for when
>> I use a normal keyboard.
>>
>> AW
>>  
>
> I just looked at a pic of the US keyboard... you also don't have the
> accents ´and `
> http://www.cooltoyzph.com/image/US_Keyboard_layout.jpg
>
> not as good as the european ones....
> sorry that it doesn't work for you, but try Jay's suggestion, that the
> laptop MAY work the same, using the number keys plus Alt.
>
> reg

I have a logitech wireless keyboard and it has both accents.

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squaredancer
On 17.05.2009 13:47, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Jay Garcia to
generate the following:? :

> On 16.05.2009 16:03, squaredancer wrote:
>
>   --- Original Message ---
>
>  
>> On 16.05.2009 17:11, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Annailis to
>> generate the following:? :
>>    
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>  
>>>      
>>>>>  just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>>>
>>>>> AW
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>      
>>>>>          
>>>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>>>> number pad:
>>>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>>>> Ailís
>>>>
>>>> reg
>>>>    
>>>>        
>>> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't have
>>> the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember that for when
>>> I use a normal keyboard.
>>>
>>> AW
>>>  
>>>      
>> I just looked at a pic of the US keyboard... you also don't have the
>> accents ´and `
>> http://www.cooltoyzph.com/image/US_Keyboard_layout.jpg
>>
>> not as good as the european ones....
>> sorry that it doesn't work for you, but try Jay's suggestion, that the
>> laptop MAY work the same, using the number keys plus Alt.
>>
>> reg
>>    
>
> I have a logitech wireless keyboard and it has both accents.
>
>  
me too - Annailís though, is using a Laptop - I think that is a pic of a
Laptop that I linked to ??
otherwise, there's a pic here (needs to be enlarged to see the "front of
key" characters)
http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/3415.jpg
- I can't find any accents there... but it's not too good a pic!

This one seems to be a Mac-keyboard...??
<http://support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/HT1220/Pasted%20Graphic.png>

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The Real Bev
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squaredancer wrote:

> Annailis wrote:
>> squaredancer wrote:
>>  
>>>> just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>>      
>>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>>> number pad:
>>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>>
>> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't
>> have the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember
>> that for when I use a normal keyboard.

The alt-key combinations don't work with slackware, although I haven't actually
tried doing it under KDE yet.

> I bought a Logitech USB-keyboard that fits into the carry-case, on top
> of the Laptop...  I find it much easier to work with, because it has the
> complete "normal" set of keys, incl. the numberpad and a 6-foot cable!
> I also got an optical Wireless USB-mouse at the same time... also much
> easier and more accurate to use than the fingerpad thing!

The first time I saw a touchpad I thought it was incredibly cool.  Then I had
to actually use one...  I just got a free notebook mouse at Best Buy -- the
kind with the little reel in the middle of the cord.  Only a matter of time
before something breaks, so this is a backup for the one I already have.
Cordless is clearly better.

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Dennis-77
The Real Bev wrote:

> squaredancer wrote:
>
>> Annailis wrote:
>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>  
>>>>> just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>>>      
>>>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>>>> number pad:
>>>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't have
>>> the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember that for
>>> when I use a normal keyboard.
>
> The alt-key combinations don't work with slackware, although I haven't
> actually tried doing it under KDE yet.

I have never made the alt key combinations for special characters work
in linux but then I never use them so I have never really tried very
hard. I would be willing to bet it is not very hard to get them working.

>
>> I bought a Logitech USB-keyboard that fits into the carry-case, on top
>> of the Laptop...  I find it much easier to work with, because it has
>> the complete "normal" set of keys, incl. the numberpad and a 6-foot
>> cable!
>> I also got an optical Wireless USB-mouse at the same time... also much
>> easier and more accurate to use than the fingerpad thing!
>
> The first time I saw a touchpad I thought it was incredibly cool.  Then
> I had to actually use one...  I just got a free notebook mouse at Best
> Buy -- the kind with the little reel in the middle of the cord.  Only a
> matter of time before something breaks, so this is a backup for the one
> I already have. Cordless is clearly better.
>

I use a cheap Logitech wired keyboard and a Logitech wireless mouse that
I really like. The keyboard is nothing special but it does have a full
set of keys. The Logitech optical wireless mouse is great. The biggest
reason I bought it about 16 months ago was that right on the package it
stated that the batteries would last up to 8 months under normal use and
longer if you switched it off when not in use. I was very skeptical but
bought it anyway. The first set of batteries lasted 10 months under
normal use *without* shutting it off at all. The second set of batteries
is still ticking away.

Has anyone found a good use for the touch pads? You know, something like
the second cdrom makes a good cup holder.

Dennis
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squaredancer
On 18.05.2009 08:35, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  Dennis to
generate the following:? :

> The Real Bev wrote:
>  
>> squaredancer wrote:
>>
>>    
>>> Annailis wrote:
>>>      
>>>> squaredancer wrote:
>>>>  
>>>>        
>>>>>> just combined my first and third given names.  Ailis, which should be
>>>>>> spelled with a right slanting accent on the final "i" (I just haven't
>>>>>> figured out how to do that yet), is a "gaelicized" version of Alice,
>>>>>> sort of reflecting Irish heritage.
>>>>>>      
>>>>>>            
>>>>> thanks for the name definition... as to the accented i.... use the
>>>>> number pad:
>>>>> hold the Alt key and enter 0237  í  - does that look OK to you??
>>>>>          
>>>> Unfortunately, no number pad on my laptop so Alt + 0237 doesn't have
>>>> the desired effect. Thanks though,  I'll try to remember that for
>>>> when I use a normal keyboard.
>>>>        
>> The alt-key combinations don't work with slackware, although I haven't
>> actually tried doing it under KDE yet.
>>    
>
> I have never made the alt key combinations for special characters work
> in linux but then I never use them so I have never really tried very
> hard. I would be willing to bet it is not very hard to get them working.
>
>  
>>> I bought a Logitech USB-keyboard that fits into the carry-case, on top
>>> of the Laptop...  I find it much easier to work with, because it has
>>> the complete "normal" set of keys, incl. the numberpad and a 6-foot
>>> cable!
>>> I also got an optical Wireless USB-mouse at the same time... also much
>>> easier and more accurate to use than the fingerpad thing!
>>>      
>> The first time I saw a touchpad I thought it was incredibly cool.  Then
>> I had to actually use one...  I just got a free notebook mouse at Best
>> Buy -- the kind with the little reel in the middle of the cord.  Only a
>> matter of time before something breaks, so this is a backup for the one
>> I already have. Cordless is clearly better.
>>
>>    
>
> I use a cheap Logitech wired keyboard and a Logitech wireless mouse that
> I really like. The keyboard is nothing special but it does have a full
> set of keys

the biggest thing that got me was the fact that my
"two-finger-seek-and-hope-system" works on the larger keys..... mostly!

> The Logitech optical wireless mouse is great. The biggest
> reason I bought it about 16 months ago was that right on the package it
> stated that the batteries would last up to 8 months under normal use and
> longer if you switched it off when not in use. I was very skeptical but
> bought it anyway. The first set of batteries lasted 10 months under
> normal use *without* shutting it off at all. The second set of batteries
> is still ticking away.
>  

my USB wireless mous switches itself off when you remove the stick and
"click" it into its resting-place on the mouse's underside. The Mouse
fits nicely into the padded-off compartment of the carry-case, next to
the cords and transformer.


BTW - do NOT forget to remove the USB-stick before putting the Laptop
into its carry-case....
> Has anyone found a good use for the touch pads? You know, something like
> the second cdrom makes a good cup holder.
> Dennis
>  

Yeah - man, you can't even lean your elbow on the darned thing....
Ensure that there is NOT a cup in the CD-ROM when you close the OS....
at least, not over a stone/tiled floor and certainly not with coffee
still in the cup!

reg

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David McRitchie-2
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"The Real Bev"
> Cordless is clearly better.

If you do use a cordless mouse, be sure to use rechargeable
Nickel Hydrid batteries.  Charge should last 1-2 weeks, but
keep a spare set of conventional batteries so you wouldn't end
up without a mouse to use away from and or to use at home  while
the batteries are charging.   Be sure to turn off the mouse when
transporting, or you might have dead batteries upon arrival at your
destination.
 
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