User talk:Stephen G. Brown/rolling pin

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rolling pin[edit]

Hi Russophone, I looked rolling pin up in my Russian dictionary (I wouldn't normally do such a thing), and the translation it give was not скалка, but скалка with an acute accent over the first "a". However, this letter wasn't found in the Edit Window. Firstly, can you check this, and secondly, what is the page where we can edit which letters go in the edit window - we should include all of the letters in Cyrillic alphabet surely? --Dangherous 09:08, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

That’s correct, скалка is rolling pin. The accent mark on the first ‘a’ is simply to show the stress and is not part of the orthography. Russian does not have any diacritics other then the marks over й (not really felt to be a diacritic) and ё (usually not used except in dictionaries and children’s books). —Stephen 09:27, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
Just checking the character-insert window at the bottom of the screen, under "Cyrillic": абвгде_жзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюяز. I see that all of the letters needed for Russian are there except for Ё/ё. —Stephen 09:33, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
I have now added Ё/ё to the Cyrillic in MediaWiki:Edittools. The accent mark that can be used to indicate word stress is: Template:RUchar (ё doesn’t need the accent because it’s always stressed). You might experiment with putting this accent mark in the MediaWiki:Edittools Cyrillic to see if it can be made usable or not. —Stephen 09:42, 13 April 2006 (UTC)