Re: Help: keyboard mapping to use unicode.

From: Yazid Djerbib (
Date: Thu Sep 23 1999 - 18:07:28 EDT

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your reply. I am not sure if it is something similar to what Yannis
Haralambous has done that I need to develop.

I want to develop something like the following (let's take take case of MS word
under windows NT). For example, I would like to define a keyboard mapping for
some Unicode characters (for example assign "Ctrl d + ." shortcut key to the "d
with a dot below" (U+1E0D)). Unfortunately there are few things I don't know how
to do:

- don't know how to type unicode characters from the keyboard (to type ascii
character, you can type Alt +0xxx where xxx is the ascii code. This is in MS

- don't know how to create a custom keyboard layout.

- don't know how to create a macro that will have a Unicode character (e.g.
U+1E63) as an output.

Best regards,


Mark Leisher wrote:

> Yazid> I would also appreciate any information on developing customized
> Yazid> keyboard mappings to ease the typing of Unicode characters for the
> Yazid> different platforms if possible (Windows 95, 98, NT, Macintosh and
> Yazid> optionally Unix) as I intend to broadcast these information among
> Yazid> the Tamazight users. References to documents will be much
> Yazid> appreciated as well (I really don't want to abuse from you time).
> You can find some information about Tifinagh keyboard arrangements from a
> paper by Yannis Haralambous which can be found at:
> With that information, you can adjust for a Latin-based keyboard. This
> assumes that you can create your own keyboard arrangements on the OS you are
> using.
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