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Learning French - First day

posted 10 Jul 2018, 05:18 by GamerDadster Video Gaming   [ updated 10 Jul 2018, 05:57 ]
The first day was interesting! As usual, technology got in the way, no way to communicate with the teacher, back to self study.  Turns out the Internet does fail, and Skype which is the method we chose to use to communicate did not work.  Day two went much much better.  I understood the teacher, I could actually hear him, and he seems like a genuine person that cares for his craft.  We are making up the lost time one hour a day over two weeks.  Three hours done already...

The next thing I discovered I needed was the French special characters missing from my keyboard, and which can be found using the French language keyboard setting.  This requires you to master the relocation of current keys to the new places, so there are two alternate solutions:

1) Copy and paste from elsewhere such as below
or
2) Use the alt-ASCII 3 digit code done in conjunction with the numeric keypad for speed
Commonly used:
é - 130 - é
è - 138 - è
à - 133 - à
ç - 135 - ç
ê - 136 - ê
û - 150 - û
ù - 151 - ù


No so common:
â - 131 - â
î - 140 - î
É - 144 - É
ô - 147 - ô
ò - 149 - ò
ë - 137 - ë
ï - 139 - ï

À - Code not found
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