SIL Toolbox and IPA Unicode 1.0
|From:||Amanda Babcock <ababcock@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 2:58|
Ok, I've been playing around with SIL's Toolbox again (successor to Shoebox),
and now I'm trying to create a project with Unicode data. I copied the folder
"Startup Kit IPA Unicode" from the Toolbox Training folder "3 Starting Your
Own Project" to my working folder. I managed to associate the "IPAUni"
language encoding with Lucida Sans Unicode, so now I can at least see the
sample text properly, but what I don't get is - how do I enter text?
The help files say that using the old SIL IPA 93 keyboard from Keyman is no
longer advised as they recommend Unicode. And in fact, there is a keyboard
listed under the Options tab in the Language Encoding Properties for IPAUni
which says "IPA Unicode 1.0". However, I don't have any such keyboard listed
in my Windows language bar settings. I'm running Windows XP, so I should
have the latest and greatest of whatever Windows has come up with, such as
it is. So how do I enter text using "IPA Unicode 1.0"?
Somehow it seems like every time I sit down to do some useful conlanging or
Athabaskan-studying I spend two hours fighting with my tools instead. I need
better tools. It's not just Windows; Kura was much the same experience.