Re: [OT] Re: Exact positioning of Indian Rupee symbol according to Unicode Technical Committee

From: Jean-François Colson <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 13:02:34 +0200

Le 30/05/12 06:26, Jean-François Colson a écrit :
> Le 28/05/12 22:53, Doug Ewell a écrit :
>> Karl Pentzlin wrote:
>>> As said in an earlier posting, the part 9995-9 is now in DIS, which
>>> means that its final version will be published 2013 or 2014. Thus,
>>> national standards referring to this part will hardly be published
>>> before 2015.
>>> Thus, there is enough time for any manufacturer of operating systems
>>> or third-party software suppliers to announce their support of any
>>> keyboard layout compliant with a standard referring to ISO/IEC 9995-9.
>> Again, just speaking about one platform (Windows) that seems to be in
>> somewhat common use, the problem is that the underlying architecture
>> doesn't support multiple dead keys on a single base character, nor
>> does it support a fifth, sixth, etc. shift state (unless one chooses
>> to be reckless and use Ctrl). This is unlikely to change in the next
>> two to three years. It isn't a matter of providing a
>> layout—otherwise, anyone with MSKLC and a supported Windows version
>> could create one.
> The only limitS I know for Windows’ dead keys is that they can’t
> handle characters outside from the BMP.

… and that there can only be one single character at the output.

> With MSKLC, it is possible to support multiple dead keys on a single
> base character:
> (I didn’t say it’s easy: you need to edit the klc file with a text
> editor and to compile it manually.)
> Using the same technique, you can even make a compose key.
> And for the 5th and 6th layers, perhaps you could look at the Neo
> layout (a Dvorak-like keyboard layout for German,
> They made Windows drivers for their very
> special layout which uses three pairs of modifiers: Shift, Mod3 and
> Mod4. You could certainly find ideas there.
> JF
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