Re: Hexadecimal in many scripts (ISO 14755)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Jun 06 1999 - 09:32:06 EDT

Ar 00:00 -0700 1999-06-06, scríobh Mark Davis:

>I'm afraid that the ISO keyboard standard method just doesn't hold up to
>real, live usage.

As stated, on my Mac I use a combination of switching keyboard layouts to
do different well-defined scripts (Latin, Greek, Armenian, Georgian,
Hebrew, Arabic, Inuktitut, East European, Hebrew, Arabic, Devanagari) and I
use a hex-input keyboard to access "other" characters.

It's MORE complex because my UCS fonts are really 8-bit Mac fonts right
now, but it does work. I only hope that Apple will make tools available for
me to do the kind of keyboard customization I can do right now with ResEdit.

Designing a _good_ keyboard layout isn't easy either. One has to pay a lot
of attention to what one is doing.

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