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#503 - 08/07/09 10:04 AM Re: Keyboard Viewer? [Re: MG2009]
bob82xrp Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Tucson
The Keyboard Viewer is in the same location as the Character Palette as discussed above: the flag menu on the right hand side of the Finder's menu bar.

If you don't have the flag in your menu bar there are two ways to get it there:

Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Go to System Preferences>International. Click the Input Menu tab and turn Character Palette on by checking its box. Then, click Show Input Menu In Menu Bar (bottom of the International window). You'll get an American flag icon at the right side of the menu bar. Click it to show Character Palette.

Originally Posted By: Kevin M. Dean
All this can be replaced with just typing Command-Option-T

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#517 - 08/07/09 11:15 AM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lou [Re: ryck]
bob82xrp Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Tucson
There is no original French word "repartée".

The original French word is "repartie", no double "e" hence no accent.

Other French words, e.g. purée, soirée are adopted with the "ée" intact, but I suspect that when anglicizing foreign words, if the accent wasn't there in the first place, one generally won't be added.

Often the accents are dropped anyway, e.g. matinee, levee. I have yet to ascertain what the deciding factor is; though I do think nowadays, as xenophobia has decreased through greater exposure to other cultures, adopted foreign words are more likely to keep their accents.

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#580 - 08/07/09 11:56 PM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lou [Re: cyn]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> Thanks for starting this thread, Artie, [....]

I'm certain you realize that I started it without even the least little bit of hope of my suggestion being a winner, cyn. grin
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#680 - 08/08/09 06:02 PM We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lounge!
JoBoy Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Do you really? The introduction by dkmarsh is just fine. What else do you want?




Edited by alternaut (08/08/09 08:32 PM)
Edit Reason: Merged this new single post thread with existing thread.
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#699 - 08/08/09 11:03 PM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lounge! [Re: JoBoy]
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Registered: 08/03/09
If you're referring to dk's Welcome to Fine Tuned Mac! post, that introduction is currently displayed at the top of every forum's thread list and at some point will appear only in the FineTunedMac Feedback forum where it was actually posted.

What we're missing is a sentence or two that describes the Lounge specifically, to replace my "We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lounge!" placeholder on the main Forum List.
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#711 - 08/09/09 01:10 AM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lou [Re: bob82xrp]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
You are correct. Moreover, the English "repartee" as a witty and adroit remark has nothing to do with French "repartie" that you mention. Hence, it should not have any accent on it.
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#718 - 08/09/09 05:35 AM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lou [Re: macnerd10]
dkmarsh Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09

From my Dictionary.app's active dictionary (New Oxford American Dictionary.dictionary):

Originally Posted By: New Oxford American Dictionary.dictionary
re•par•tee ......
noun
conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies. See note at
WIT.

ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from French repartie ‘replied promptly,’ feminine past participle of repartir, from re- ‘again’ + partir ‘divide, depart.’

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#736 - 08/09/09 10:26 AM Re: Keyboard Viewer? [Re: knoodles]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Thanks a bunch!

(So easy . . . once you know how.) blush
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#738 - 08/09/09 10:58 AM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lou [Re: dkmarsh]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/repartee
Word Origin & History
repartee
c.1645, "quick remark," from Fr. repartie "an answering blow or thrust" (originally a fencing term), noun use of fem. pp. of O.Fr. repartir "to reply promptly, start out again," from re- "back" + partir "to part, depart, start" (see part). Meaning "a series of sharp rejoinders exchanged" is from 1688.

You are right and I stand corrected. However, the English word repartee should have no "accent aigu" anyway, but apparently, the French word (not really used nowadays in the English sense) may have one - répartie - according to some sources.
OFF: Hope we won't have too many repartees in the meaning above on this forums! grin


Edited by macnerd10 (08/09/09 11:02 AM)
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#820 - 08/10/09 10:10 AM Re: We need a description for the FineTunedMac Lou [Re: cyn]
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Registered: 08/05/09
OK. How about "The FineTunedMac Family Room--a safe place for ideas and camaraderie."? OR "--a safe place to say what's on your mind" OR "--ask an off-topic question or just chat."
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