From: Peter Jacobi (pj_at_walter-graphtek.com)
Date: Mon Nov 17 2003 - 02:34:28 EST
Hi Boris, All,
Full disclosure: I do software development, so perhaps
I should be pressed to volunteer this thing myself ;-)
"Boris Kortiak" <boriskor_at_boriskortiak.com> wrote:
> There may be a way to simplify the keyboards. There used to be a tool that
> would allow you to reassign which character was displayed when you typed a
> particular key.
This would be fine, if I want to use one script for longer a
period of time. My typical use case is using strange scripts
I never previously heard about for a (hopefully) short period
of time (when doing I18n for other software). So using
Unicode hex values are normally easier than learning
a new keyword.
> Try asking on one of the Windows mailing lists
> about how to set up keyboards.
It was already discussed on the unicode_at_unicode.org
mailing list that it is impossible to setup a generic
Unicode keyboard this way (only by writing a complete
new keyboard driver). And that the IME method is the
most generic way, which should work with nearly all
> Another option that is available is to use the entities for the Unicode
> characters. I haven't tried this myself yet, but it isn't too hard to test.
> Just type in Ї (hex 0407) to get the Ukrainian Cyrillic letter that
> looks like a double dotted i.
Yes. Just tested it. Long live XML based document formats!
It's cool, but not much better than cut+paste.
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