Re: Key Curry : Attempting to make it easy to type world languages and orthographies on the web

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 02:07:49 +0200

Apparently your online input method does not support any other native
keyboard than a US QWERTY; you seem to bond keycodes instead of the
punctuation characters indicated. E.g. an a French Azerty keyboard
typing "c;" does not replace it with "ç", you have to type "c$"
instead (the dollar sign is typed on a French keyboard on the last key
of the second row, near the Enter key, where the US keyboard maps the
Why do you use scancodes to make the compositions ?

It's hard to convince people that your input method is "Pan European"
if it requires a native US keyboard.

Le 17 avril 2012 23:40, Ed Trager <> a écrit :
> A long time in the making, I am finally making "Key Curry" public!
> "Key Curry" is a web application and set of web components that allows
> one to easily type many world languages and specialized orthographies
> on the web. Please check it out and provide me feedback:
> In addition to supporting major world languages and orthographies, I
> hope that "Key Curry" makes it easy for language advocates and web
> developers to provide support for the orthographies of minority
> languages -- many of which are not currently supported (or are only
> poorly supported) by the major operating system vendors.
> Under the hood, the software uses a javascript user interface
> framework that I wrote called "Gladiator Components" along with the
> popular "jQuery" javascript library as a foundation. I have used HTML
> 5 technologies such as localStorage to implement certain features.
> Currently, Key Curry appears to work well in the latest versions of
> Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on devices with standard QWERTY
> keyboards (e.g. laptops, desktop computers, netbooks, etc.). Recent
> versions of Opera and Internet Explorer version 9 appear to have bugs
> which limit the ability of Key Curry to operate as designed. The app
> is not likely to work well on older versions of any browser. I have
> not yet tested IE 10 on Windows 8.
> Although Key Curry appears to load flawlessly on the very few Android
> and Apple iOS tablet and/or mobile devices that I have "dabbled" with,
> the virtual keyboards on those devices are very different from
> physical keyboards and I have not yet investigated that problem area
> at all - so don't expect it to work on your iPad or other mobile
> device.
> Constructive criticism and feedback is most welcome. I have many
> additional plans for Key Curry "in the works" - but I'll leave further
> commentary to another day!
> - Ed
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