Windows keyboard restrictions

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Aug 7 11:26:56 CDT 2015

Michael Kaplan, author of MSKLC, reports that not only is the limit on
UTF-16 code points in a Windows keyboard ligature still 4, it is likely
to remain 4 for the foreseeable future:

"People who want input methods capable of handling more than four UTF-16
code points really need to look into IMEs (Input Method Editors) which
are all now run through TSF (the Text Services Framework), a completely
different system of input that allows such things, admittedly at the
price of a lot of complexity."

This should settle the matter.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO ����

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