LIBTRALO keyboard


#1

I am working on documents in Dan language from Liberia. I am using LIBTRALO keyboard, but I have noticed that the keyboard does not have upper cases for these characters ɥ, ɓ, ŋ.

What can i do?


#2

Moved this question to the Keyman category, as this is not related to fonts.


#3

VictorG, thank you so much, i have moved the question to the keyman category.


#4

What version of the keyboard are you using? According to the documentation for version 1.5, you should be able to get the upper case version of those characters by typing ;H ;B ;N .


#5

I am using keyman 9.0


#6

Prince,
I updated the keyboard since we last talked. You should uninstall your LIBTRALO keyboard and then download and install the newest version of the keyboard from here:

https://keyman.com/keyboards/libtralo

I hope it covers the characters you requested.


#7

Lorna,
I have uninstalled my LIBTRALO keyboard and have reinstalled it from the link shown but the upper case for ɥ, which should have a longer curved tale does not appear when i key shift+,+h (2) upper case for ɓ which should look like this Ƃ does not appear when i key shift +,+b (3) upper case for ŋ which have longer curved leg does not appear when i key shift+ ,+n

If recommended i can send you sample of how the characters upper cases look like.
Thank you for efforts.


#8

Maybe it is a font issue. Can you tell me what font you are using? The special form of the uppercase hook b is only available in a few fonts.
Lorna


#9

Lorma,

I am using Charis SIL font

The upper cases for the characters needed look like the following

  1. shift + simi colon+h=image
  2. shift + simi colon + b=image
  3. shift + simi colon + n=image

#10

Can you please post a link to the keyman thread this is related to? I’m having difficulty following the discussion.


#11

We are taking this discussion offline. If we have to update the keyboard, I’ll put a message here to let people know the result.


#12

@Lorna,

It is just that I am working on Dan documents right now too.


#13

It turns out that the problem was not the keyboard, the problem was that the Dan language uses a special form of the capital hook B. The solution is to use a font that includes the glyph the Dan language requires.

I have built a new version of the LIBTRALO that distributes a “Charis SIL Dan” font with the specific form of the capital hook B that Dan requires. If you are working in Dan, this keyboard will install that font for you.

The LIBTRALO keyboard is available here:
https://keyman.com/keyboards/libtralo


#14

Thanks Lorna,
It’s wonderful working with new LIBTRALO keyboard in Dan language.

Prince


#15

I’m so glad! I enjoyed “meeting” you online.