Unicode input method tool

From: peter_constable@sil.org
Date: Wed Oct 20 1999 - 10:45:59 EDT

       Many of you might be interested in taking a look at the public
       beta of Keyman 5.0 at


       This is a very flexible tool for creating keyboard input
       methods (but not input method editors). It doesn't have the
       nice visual editing tool that's included in another tool
       recently mentioned here. It does have a lot more power,
       however, since it includes a specialised programming language
       for designing keyboards. This includes contextual rules,
       arrays, subroutines and other features that allow you to create
       many-to-many mappings between sequences of keystrokes and
       sequences of characters. (It was originally designed in Win3.1
       days to be powerful enough to generate presentation form
       encodings of complex scripts.)

       I know the developer, Marc Durdin, would be very appreciative
       of any feedback.


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