From: Deborah Goldsmith (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 13:50:09 EST
There are two problems we have seen with keyboard preferences.
1. Bringing up the force-quit dialog (command-option-escape) can
sometimes disable keyboards in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. This can be
worked around by moving them to /Library/Keyboard Layouts. Please let
me know if this is part of the problem.
2. Sometimes other keyboards will not remain enabled over logoff/logon,
even if they are not in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts.
Please do the following in Terminal:
defaults read com.apple.HIToolbox "Keyboard Menu"
The normal result is:
The domain/default pair of (com.apple.HIToolbox, Keyboard Menu) does
If you get a different response, please contact me by private e-mail.
Manager, Fonts & Unicode
Apple Computer, Inc.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 05:34 AM, Kino wrote:
> I have created several Unicode keyboard layouts for OS X 10.2.x which
> are available at
> Usually I have activated two of them: LatinTL and ArabicQWERTY.
> After updating to OS X 10.2.4, Unicode keyboard layouts checked in
> Input Menu tag of Internet Preferences do not stick anymore. I.e. with
> each restart, they vanish from Flag menu and become unchecked in Input
> My settings in Input Menu tag of Internet Preferences have not always
> been retained even before 10.2.4. Sometimes one of checked keyboard
> layouts vanished or was replaced with another, e.g. my ArabicQWERTY
> replaced with Apple's Arabic. But these glitches were not always
> reproductible at least with 10.2.1-10.2.3.
> Now, even common keyboard layouts such as Unicode Hex Input do not
> seem to stick. I have not tested extensively with Apple keyboard
> layouts though.
> Of course, I suspected my system installation. So I clean installed OS
> X 10.2 on another partition and created a new user. I have not tested
> with each updater, but OS X 10.2.1 retains Unicode keyboard layouts I
> have chosen whereas 10.2.4 does not.
> Is this a bug? Or something is wrong with my keyboard layouts?
> Yusuke Kinoshita
> Yusuke Kinoshita
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