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Dark and Spooky Translations for Goths, Volume 2

Okay, something's wrong with my nifty macro that displays gothic text. Any VBScripters out there wanna take a stab at it for me, let me know*, but for this week's installment, I'm just gonna give you the commonly accepted transliteration.

* The macro hasn't changed at all, but one of its functions is that it takes only text that's in Times New Roman and changes it to Courier New to prevent a loop. Now when you run it, nothing happens, but the find/replace window now says "Times New Roman (default)" and "Courier New (default)" instead of without the defaults. Like I said, the macro hasn't changed, so maybe a Windows Update? Maybe something stupid I'm overlooking? I dunno. It's annoying, and I'm not feeling obsessive-compulsive enough about it to blow my weekend on it.

weih ni þanhun wiþra ain sikíljan, biþê þat faur dauþau gaggiþ!
Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

hwat faur ainat sildaleika faurhâh!
What a fabulous window treatment!

wileis þu paumais þarmiþ gahaban?
Would you like fries with that?

"þu þugkjis wisan ains sêla guma. ik hataidêdjau þuk dauþjan."
"You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you."

"þu þugkjis wisan ains sêla guma. ik hataidêdjau diwan."
"You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die!"