Old English picker notes/help

Updated 25-Feb-2018 • tags apps, pickers, oldenglish

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Old English text. Character pickers are especially useful for people who don't know a script well, as characters are displayed in ways that aid identification.

Note that there is also a Runic picker, which deals with conventional Latin transliterations, and includes characters from a wider range of fuþarks. 

If something is broken or missing raise an issue. For version information see the Github commit list.

About the chart

Includes characters that are used for writing Old English.

Controls above the text area

Old English to IPA. This produces a rough phonetic transcription of the highlighted text in the box. It's useful for generating reminders about how to pronounce the text. The transcription appears just below the input box, where you can copy it, move it into the input box at the caret, or delete it.

Old English to Runes. This produces a runic transcription from Old English or from the standardised Latin transcription of Anglo-Saxon/Frisian runes. It is a conservative transcription, and doesn't attempt to use the less common runes, such as those that distinguish between g pronounced at the front vs. the back of the mouth.

Input aids

IPA transcription. Displays a panel of characters you may need while typing in an IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcription from the keyboard. Where there are multiple possible choices, these choices are presented in a small pop-up box; click on the choice you want in order to add it to the text area.

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