Shameless plug: Keyferret keyboard input system

Andrew Swaine via Unicode unicode at
Sat Sep 29 10:07:31 CDT 2018

It seems from reading back through the archives that efficient and
intuitive entry of Unicode characters is a topic that comes up from time to
time. I have built a new, free, Windows-based keyboard entry system for
Unicode characters that at least some of the people on this list might find

This is effectively a super-Latin keyboard layout with support for the
majority of:

Basic Latin (ASCII), Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin
Extended-B, Latin Extended-C, Latin Extended-D, Latin Extended-E, Latin
Extended Additional, IPA Extensions, Phonetic Extensions, Phonetic
Extensions Supplement, Combining Diacritical Marks, Combining Diacritical
Marks Supplement, Letterlike Symbols, Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols,
Enclosed Alphanumerics, Arrows, Mathematical Operators

Plus additional layouts selectable using CapsLock give support for:

Greek, Greek Extended
Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplement, Cyrillic Extended-A, Cyrillic Extended-B

Characters are selected through a context-sensitive compose tree accessed
using the Right Alt (AltGr) key, with context-sensitive help in a box that
pops up when RAlt is held. Rather than using dead keys, keys are
context-sensitive on the previously entered characters. So for example,
typing "o" followed by RAlt+/ gives ø. Longer sequences give more complex
characters, e.g. RAlt+sh+ for ᶴ. Characters are converted into
Normalization form C where possible, so "a" followed by RAlt+' gives \u00e1
(á), not a\u0301.

More information on if you're interested. If anyone is
interested in helping make it a better system, please get in touch.

Kind regards,

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