I should add that for that project, since they did not have Windows 2000 but
instead had NT4, the actual work ended up being to support a Georgian
keyboard layout on NT4 (the argument was that as long as it was mucking with
the uppercase, why not muck with the lowercase, too? <g>). Mainly liturgical
documents (I do not think khutsuri has any other real usage), but they used
the faux layout for modern ones as well once they found out I could support
It happened during a time that I was learning about the language and proved
to be a wonderful technical project to immerse myself in. I do admit
"stealing" the layout from Windows 2000, but I believe they got it from
standard Georgian usage, anyway. :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Magda Danish (Unicode)" <email@example.com>; "Unicode List"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Irakli Tskhvedadze" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Is there a keyboard layout driver supported for Georgian?
> Windows 2000 actually has a Georgian keyboard layout, and a font that many
> people in Georgia (and also I) find more visually pleasing than Arial
> Unicode MS (Sylfaen). See
> for the layout. Note that the keyboard layout and font only support
> mkhedruli, not khutsuri (though for one client I needed to support
> and did so through an owner draw control that simply took the
> non-functioning shift key and gave it a function).
> If I thought there was more demand, I would be trying to sell it. <g>
> Michael Kaplan
> Trigeminal Software, Inc.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Magda Danish (Unicode)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 3:52 PM
> Subject: Is there a keyboard layout driver supported for Georgian?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Irakli Tskhvedadze [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 11:42 AM
> > To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: ASRIOS-Georgia
> > Dear Sir,
> > ASRIOS is a Georgian company. For our projects we need Georgian language
> > which is supported by Unicode. We have standard Arial Unicode MS that
> > has Georgian language inside, BUT there is no keyboard layout driver
> > supported for Georgian language.
> > Could you please support us with the answer on this question.
> > Sincerely,
> > Irakli Tskhvedadze
> > Vice-President of the Association of System Reforms and
> > Informatization of Organizational Structures
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