Dead and Compose keys (was: Re: Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka)

Christopher Fynn chris.fynn at
Tue Mar 18 03:20:40 CDT 2014

MSKLC and KeyMan are fairly crude ways of creating input methods

For what you want to - you probably need a memory resident program
that traps the Latin input from the keyboard, processes the
(transliterated) input strings converting them into unicode Sinhala
strings, and then injects these back into the input queue  in place of
the Latin characters.

There are a couple of utilities that do this for typing
transliterated/romanised Tibetan in Windows and getting  Tibetan
Unicode output.

But I think both of these were written in C as they have to do a lot
of processing which is far beyond what can be accomplished with MSKLC
and even KeyMan

- C

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