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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.




Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Iain E. Davis <feaelin@...>