What is Keyboard Generator? How to use it?

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What is Keyboard Generator? How to use it?

Postby ModeratorNA » Tue May 28, 2019 11:04 am

The Keyboard Generator allows the user to design new keyboard layouts as well as modify existing ones. Shree-Lipi supports a variety of keyboards for different languages. The steps of How to use 'Keyboard Generator' Utility are given below-

1. Select the language in which you want to create the keyboard.
2. While creating the new Keyboard or modifying existing one, you can set the Font, from the Font option for viewing the characters. You can also set the language for all the Menus, Hints and Messages.
3. For creating new Keyboard, select 'New' option from File Menu.
Keyboard with 3 layers, i.e. 'Normal', 'Shift' and 'Control+Space' will open. Click on 'a' key to set a language key of your choice in 'Normal' Keyboard. Similarly, you can set the other language keys in 'Normal' (1st) layer Keyboard, Shift (2nd) layer keyboard and 'Control+Space'(3rd) layer Keyboard.
You can also form conjunct.
After setting the keys, press 'Save' option to save the keyboard.

Note- For using the new keyboard, Please close the 'Shri' tray icon (grey icon) before saving the new keyboard file, and then save the file in 'Shree-Lipi nxt' folder.

For typing with the new keyboard, select the keyboard and start typing in any application.
4. For modifying existing keyboard, select the 'Open' option from 'File' menu.

Note- You can not edit / modify the keyboards having composition rules.

You can assign the required language keys from the options provided. After modifying existing keyboard, save the file in 'Shree-Lipi nxt' folder and start typing in an application by selecting modified keyboard.

Please go through the following video link uploaded on YouTube Channel.

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