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Re: MUPAK - McVeagh's Unicode Phonetic Alphabet Keyboard!

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, November 18, 2002, 2:52
On Sun, 17 Nov 2002 01:32:20 +0000, Mat McVeagh <matmcv@...> wrote:

>There are many problems with this version 1, which is just a test version. >Please reply with your suggestions, observations, help, alterations. But >please hurry because I will only be able to use the keyboard editor for >another 15 days. N.B. I will still be nomail so please bung my own email >address in one of the To fields to make sure I read what you say.
One thing you might want to keep in mind is that the Ctrl key is often used for menu shortcuts like Ctrl+F for "find" or Ctrl+B for "bold", and the left Alt key navigates through menus (e.g., Alt+F in most programs brings up the File menu). I like to use mainly the Shift and right Alt keys. I usually reserve the Shift key + letter combinations for the more frequently used letters. So for instance, Shift+T is "theta" in my IPA keyboard (instead of the rarely used "turned t", which was an old symbol for one of the click sounds). In my IPA keyboard (, I use combinations of Right Alt + letter to modify the preceding character. RAlt+T turns the character 180 degrees, for instance, and RAlt+S makes it into a superscript. RAlt + the '=' key makes ligatures like "oe" or "ts", or makes arbitrary changes to some characters like the "i" into a reverse fishhook. Unfortunately, I don't have any documentation for this keyboard. If there's any interest, I'll write some. Also in are two earlier versions of the IPA keyboard, one based on X-SAMPA (XSIPA.kmx) and the other based on CPA (CPAIPA.kmx). The CPA-based mappings still work in the current IPA keyboard, so if you remember that {6} is [Q], for instance, you don't have to type {Shift+A}{Alt+T} to get the same result. I also have Arabic, Cherokee, Devanagari, Hebrew, Latin, and Thai keyboards if anyone wants them (also at One of these days I'm going to have to write up some documentation for them. -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin


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