[developers] ACE input for non-English Text (and general)

Woodley Packard sweaglesw at sweaglesw.org
Wed Aug 2 23:52:45 CEST 2017

Hi David,

Yes, ACE should be able to handle that.  I wonder whether the string you 
see in the parse chart might be a red herring, i.e. whether there is an 
unrelated problem in rendering the string back out again via LUI on the 
Mac.  If you add -vv to the ACE command-line, the first line of the 
output will show the input sentence, tokenized (and with /(null)? 
appended to each word, probably).  Can you confirm that this is corrupt?


On 08/02/2017 02:41 PM, David Inman wrote:
> This is probably directed to Woodley,
> I am trying to run ACE locally on my Mac to parse Nuuchahnulth. However I
> am running into the same problem I am currently having on Ubuntu, which is
> that it cannot handle my special characters in interactive mode (in Ubuntu
> I have the somewhat worse problem of available keyboards). I load my
> grammar in interactive mode, and then type in:
> haʔuk
> It does not parse.
> I type :c for the parse chart, and the parse chart believes it has read in :
> HA îuk
> which of course does not exist in the lexicon.
> I know that ACE is used for Japanese and other languages, and OSX is
> Unicode throughout: is there anything I need to do so that I can input my
> alphabet?

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