Help with keyboard

Jürgen Neuss juergen.neuss at FU-BERLIN.DE
Mon May 17 20:54:53 UTC 2010

dear kenneth and others,

i recently tried to install anything i know regarding diacritics, from
gandhari-unicode to baraha, on the windows 7 computer of one of my
students. I learned, to my surprise, that nothing worked at all with w7,
even though different programs use different approaches to override the
standard windows keyboard layout. i could neither find a solution nor the
reason for this, nor any kind of workaround. i simply failed. i decided to
avoid w7 for myaself, [as long as possible] and told my student to do the
same. she now uses xp again - and no problem at all with either of the
approaches tried in vain on w7.
so i can only recommend to downgrade to xp, as long as one cannot use
another os with suitable software available.
if anyone has a solution for the w7 problem, i also would be grateful for
detailed information.

sorry, if some of you find this response lengthy and useless, what it in
fact is.



Am Mon, 17 May 2010 20:56:07 +0200 hat Kenneth Zysk <zysk at>

> I just acquired a new computer with Windows 7. I downloaded Gandhari  
> Unicode fonts and tried, but failed, to download the Keyman keyboard  
> layout. Can someone kindly tell me how to acquire the necessary keyboard  
> accessory for the Gandhari Unicode fonts with Windows 7.
> Many thanks in advance.
> Best,
> Ken
> Kenneth Zysk
> Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
> University of Copenhagen
> Artillerivej 86
> DK-2300 Copenhagen S    Denmark
>  Email: zysk at

Jürgen Neuß

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