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This is a quick technical note on different ways to activate Keyman Desktop for system administrators. Activation using a command line tool The simplest way is using the command line for kmshell.exe (located in Program Files (x86)\Tavultesoft\Keyman Desktop 8.0): kmshell.exe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Typing around the world
We have many hundreds of keyboard layouts online at keyman.com that cover well over a thousand languages. These keyboard layouts work on Windows, the web, iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets. However, most of the layouts on the website... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Typing around the world
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This video shows you how you can use Keyman Pro to type in Amharic in any app on your iPhone or iPad. If you have any questions or suggestions, send us an email, or ask on Facebook or Twitter! Visit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Typing around the world
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In part 1 of this series, we looked at the steps involved in creating a basic Android app which included a Keyman in-app keyboard. In this post, we'll work with the second sample included in the Keyman Engine for Android... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Typing around the world
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Note: You must have a license for Keyman Engine for Android in order to access the resources documented in this blog. (Purchase a license) Keyman Engine for Android allows you to use any Keyman touch keyboard in your Android app,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Typing around the world
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This is just a short blog post to describe our in-house tool for creating key images, such as the ones shown below. How to use the key image generator Visit http://keyman.com/support/keytemplate.php Type the key sequence you wish to use, such... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Typing around the world
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For many years, Keyman Desktop has adapted layouts to work more accurately with European hardware keyboards. For example, a US English keyboard has a top alphabetic row of QWERTYUIOP, but a French keyboard has instead AZERTYUIOP. Keyman makes sure that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Typing around the world
Earlier this month, we conducted an internal review of our product offerings and development status. As a result of this review, we determined that we would stop developing and distributing several products. This is important to help us focus on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Typing around the world
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No more square boxes on the web! We are pleased to announce the launch of both Keyman Pro 2.1 for iPhone and iPad and Keyman Pro 2.1 for Android. In this release we have added support for your language to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Typing around the world
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Test or install the Urdu Touch keyboard The recent availability of Google's Noto Nastaliq Urdu Draft font has made it possible to render Urdu correctly (and beautifully!) on touch devices as well as on desktop computers. We had a number... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Typing around the world
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The other day, we received a review on the iTunes Store for Keyman, which was really a support request. Now the problem with asking for help in the iTunes reviews is that Apple provide no means for us to respond... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Typing around the world
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In response to your feedback, we have improved Keyman for iPhone and iPad: we no longer require the Allow Full Access option to be switched on. Some background What is Allow Full Access? This is an option in iOS that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Typing around the world
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We are pleased to announce the launch of KeymanWeb 2.0 as an open source software product, under the Apache License, Version 2.0. What is KeymanWeb? What is KeymanWeb? It’s an open source input method framework for the web, supporting desktop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Typing around the world
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This post builds on our last post about testing Keyman touch layouts. Now, we provide an alternative test platform for your keyboards, running on your desktop computer rather than your touch device. Google Chrome includes a mobile emulator for web... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Typing around the world
I recently discovered a number of comments on our blog that had gone unnoticed, and for which we received no notification. I'm sorry: I want to respond to all the comments and questions. Now that I've found the comments, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Typing around the world
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Keyman Developer 9 (download the beta, free, here) includes full touch layout editing tools. In the image below I am editing the Geez Frontier Foundation's Amharic touch layout. We talk more about the touch editor in previous blog posts: Creating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Typing around the world
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We are very excited to announce the launch of Keyman Desktop 9.0! Keyman Desktop 9.0 is the world’s leading custom input method tool for Windows, covering thousands of languages in every country under the sun — with keyboard layouts created... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Typing around the world
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For a long time (since iOS 7.1), users of the Keyman for iPhone and iPad apps have been reporting issues when using keyboards that relied on custom font profile installations -- we blogged about the issue back in April (http://blog.tavultesoft.com/2014/04/how-to-fix-font-issues-with-keyman-on-ios-7_1.html).... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Typing around the world
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Marc here. I’ve been trying to use the Keyman keyboard on iOS 8 exclusively for a few days, now that iOS 8 is in gold master. This post is written to give you a bit of an idea of how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Typing around the world
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With the release of version 1.1 of our Syriac keyboard for keymanweb.com, Keyman for Android, and Keyman for iPhone and iPad, we've fixed an issue that was causing square boxes to appear when typing on Android or iOS devices. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Typing around the world
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We've just released update version 1.4 of Keyman for Android, here's the run down of what's new: Key Preview Now when you touch a key, a popup preview will show (phone only, not tablet), so you can see the key... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Typing around the world
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Amharic keyboard version 2 for Opera Mini KeymanWeb Amharic Mini is a new website that makes it possible for you to type in Amharic on feature phones using Opera Mini, and post your message in Amharic to Facebook. What's New:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Typing around the world
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Update 18 Sep 2014: This issue has been fixed in iOS 8. Read more. In the last couple of weeks, since the release of iOS 7.1, we have started receiving reports from Keyman for iPhone and iPad users of issues... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Typing around the world
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*** Updated *** We've updated information regarding user-defined key codes. For keys with a single Unicode character output, please use U_XXXX (where XXXX is the Unicode code point) instead of T_XXXX. For all other user-defined key codes, continue to use... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Typing around the world
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If you have used any of the GFF desktop keyboards, you will be used to touching a key twice or holding the Shift key to get a different base consonant from that displayed on the key. To avoid needing a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Typing around the world