Help:On Englisce Ƿrītan
Windows ALT codesĀdihtan
If you do not have a customised keyboard or other quick way of doing it, the distinct letters used in Englisc can be typed using ALT+(number)
Vowels with macronsĀdihtan
The Complete SetĀdihtan
Customising your keyboardĀdihtan
Macintosh OS XĀdihtan
For Macintosh OS X, you can place this custom-made keyboard layout into your Library > Keyboard Layouts folder, and then activate it by choosing Anglo-Saxon under your System Preferences > International menu after restarting. The UK-English-based file is available here.
For Ubuntu systems, download this US-based keyboard layout, then place it in your ~/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols folder with this following Terminal command:
to navigate there (assuming that's where you put it), and then:
sudo cp us ~/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols
After which, just restart and navigate to System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts > Add... > By country and choose United States > USA International (AltGr dead keys). It's an exact copy of your existing us layout, but with additions for ȝ (ALT+y) and ƿ (ALT+w) for your keyboard.
An alternative, to avoid mucking your keyboard settings up, is to type text in Microsoft Word or similar. Programme a series of "Autocorrect" options, but make sure they will not be triggered accidentally while typing something else. The "#" symbol is useful.
- th# might autocorrect to þ (the capital is dealt with by the programme).
- dh# to ð
- ae to æ
- a-# to ā
Further in that cae:
- thaet can become þæt
- thaere can become þære
- odde can become oððe
- and so forth
Downloadable keyboard layoutsĀdihtan
Mac OS XĀdihtan
- Eald Englisc Google Group - Anglo-Saxon.keylayoutBysen:Dead link
- megse.unm.edu - OldEnglishVanBenthuysen.keylayoutBysen:Dead link
- Old English keyboard layout on Ben Paley's website