Typing Unicode

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Wed Apr 9 18:54:11 EDT 2014

Thanks Richmond, thought I'd get your interest! My need is only for something within my LC-scripted app. I think the palette keyboard would probably be the way to go. My current requirements are so modest that a very simple picking list will do for now (a palette with the required glyphs shown as images within little squares, so the user just clicks on the relevant square). But later, I may have to develop a whole keyboard. So, I'm interested in your keyboard and post-processing approach, but perhaps I shouldn't waste more of your time just yet, as my priorities seem to have suddenly swung in another direction.

Thanks again.


On 9 Apr 2014, at 19:32, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9.04.2014 15:27, Graham Samuel wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm not surprised that I didn't get a reply to my question below, apart from maybe Richmond: after all, if he has people typing Sanskrit, they must have some kind of keyboard or other interface device to do it. Tell us, what is it?
> Talk about trailing your coat . . .
> There is a simple reason I did not reply to your posting:
> As far as I understood your posting I thought you were wanting to make an on-screen keyboard
> is Livecode that would allow you to type into other applications [rather than type into a field
> in a Livecode stack], and the simple fact is that I don't know how to do that.
> Both my Devawriter and my PISMO feature on-screen keyboard that enter text (Devawriter via
> all sorts of jazzy post-processing, and PISMO directly] into a field in the same card: I have, subsequently
> experimented with a palette keyboard that will type in the desired writing system into whichever field
> and whatever stack that is selected.
> About 2 or 3 weeks ago, when I was playing with a paletted keyboard I posted a question about
> how to use that to type into a textEditor on this Use-List; and it fell flat on its face.
> If you want a virtual keyboard inwith your app, I'm yer man; if you want something to type into
> other apps, I'm (at least currently) completely useless.
> Richmond.
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