Re: Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka

From: Jean-François Colson <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:50:47 +0100

Le 16/03/14 21:30, Doug Ewell a écrit :
> Jean-François Colson <jf at colson dot eu> wrote:
>>> The idea was that characters not on an ordinary QWERTY keyboard could
>>> be entered using an ordinary QWERTY keyboard.
>> That’s the raison-d’être of the Compose key available on most Linux/
>> Unix computers:
>>> If that idea were implemented today
>> It is! But neither on Windows nor on MacOS.
> There are plenty of dead-key keyboard layouts available for Windows
> and Mac computers. The sequences are different from using a Compose
> key, but the principle is the same.

Of course, I know that. I already have examined the default keyboard
layouts for Windows (there are a few
mistakes on those maps), MacOS and GNU/Linux (folder
My own everyday keyboard layout has no less than 20 (twenty) dead keys.

The idea here was “that characters not on an ordinary QWERTY keyboard
could be entered _using_an_ordinary_QWERTY_keyboard._” Are there any
dead keys on an _ordinary_ (i.e. not one using an international(ized)
driver) QWERTY keyboard?

If a character is available by a dead key, isn’t it on the keyboard ?

> As Jean-François observed, the keyboard layout wasn't really the OP's
> point.
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