Unicode, Keyboards, and the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

Cathy Wissink & Michael Kaplan - Microsoft Corporation

Intended Audience: Managers, Software Engineers, Systems Analysts
Session Level: Intermediate

Getting data into applications by keyboards should be one of the simplest features on Windows. However, once fonts or rendering engines are added to the equation, it is anything but simple. Adding many different keyboard layouts on top of over 100 languages contributes to the chaos. Once you add the ability to define your own keyboard layouts where all of Unicode can be supported, it becomes downright complicated!

This presentation will discuss the following: