FULL Tavultesoft Keyman 6
tavultesoft keyman can be used to create and edit input methods, create dictionaries, and display the results using the lexicon viewer. while you may work with the various file types, the main language files and the dictionaries are saved using the.kmm (keyman for microsoft) file format. like the.lhm file, the.kmm file type is based on the.lha file format, but its main purpose is to contain keyman data files for use in input methods, display dictionaries, and editing of new language names and/or definitions.
tavultesoft keyman is a keyboard technology that enables users to type in the keyboard with over 1,000 languages. it is a utility used in creating and managing input methods in the keyboard. this software enables users to input many different languages in any windows application. in addition, it supports unicode and applications which are codepage-based.
we will start from scratch, we will go step by step in the process of using the keyboard. you will need to download and install the software, so if you haven’t done that already, you need to do that first. go to http://tavultesoft.de/keyman/ and download the installer to your hard drive. go to the default location and double-click on the installer. go to installation settings and enter a name for the application (i chose keyman desktop). in the save configurations tab, deselect the box next to install system driver. now press finish. yes, this is the only way to install keyman. in your registry, you should see a file with a label of [hklm\software\tavultesoft\keyman] and a subfolder called installed. (in windows xp you should also find the folder, [hkey_local_machine\software\tavultesoft\keyman]). go to the subfolder, right-click on it and select make a new key. name the key as you like. double-click on the key to open it. inside the keyman folder, find the key man.dat file. double-click on it to open it. there should be the startup function (000000000001) and the context function (000000000002). double-click on them. this brings you into the context window. all the letters and numbers on your keyboard are now defined. to enable a letter or number, right-click on the tab to the left of the button on the lower left-hand side of the screen. you see a list of all the functions on all of your keyboards. select the function you want to enable, then right-click on it to open the function settings window. you see a list of all the letters and numbers on the keyboard. select the letter or number you want to enable, then click on the ok button. the letter or number you enabled will now be assigned to the context layer (function 000e). note that we are not using keys, we will only process what is already in the context, no new keystrokes. this rule says that when keyman comes across any vowel (aeiou) in the composite store followed by the acute accent (we would have to add other rules if we wanted to create composites for other tone marks), it should be replaced by the glyph found in the same position in the compositeac store. if there is another character followed by an acute accent it will just stay as is and return to processing in the mainu group.
Now you can type out a letter, and keyman will show what the on screen keyboard layout looks like when it matches that letter. You can then click to the right of the letter and see what the on screen keyboard layout is for that letter. If you have a key that Keyman does not think is a letter or a punctuation, you can try clicking the wrong button (e.g. Shift+4 instead of Shift+5). If you are using an unregistered version of Keyman, this is the only way to try out a keyboard.
It is a long standing requirement for Keyman to know whether the program is the full operating system, the full command line or whether it is in a fullscreen or maximised application. If the program is not correctly recognising that it is in such a mode you will get an error when trying to create a keyboard. If you are still getting an error you are using an unregistered version of Keyman.
If you are using an unregistered version of Keyman, click the Debug button in the Input pane of the input window. Click the button that says “Software keyboard.” Click Debug again. Here you can set the Keyman Language, Keyboard Language, International settings and the Keyboard Layout. Click OK.
In this beta release you can now create your own keyboard. The Keyman Keyboard Creator allows you to build up your keyboard from a template. This also means that you can make your own keyboard layouts, by dragging a template around. You can also make custom dictionaries. See the Keyman Developer article for more on these new features.
One of the things that makes Keyman so useful is the way that Keyman can operate completely independently of other applications and the operating system. The Keyman Developer was designed to allow it to do so. So in this release you have a new option: save the Keyman Keyboard Settings.