I’m recalling an exchange with @Marc some years back about a potential change of interpretation of the &mnemonicLayout store might be changing. It has been a few years and I’ve forgotten specifics and certainly Keyman has evolved a good deal since then, so I would like to revisit the topic.
My recollection was that &mnemonicLayout would be interpreted differently, or ignored, with a Touch or Web environment. Thus the special variables $keymanonly should be used with any operations that would rely on a mnemonic interpretation. A small example keyboard fragment:
store(euro) 'ÇçÐðÝýÿßÑñ' store(euroMap) 'ጭችድድይይይጽኝኝ' $keymanonly: + any(euro) > index(euroMap,1)
Would the above still be appropriate for Keyman 13 & 14 where the expectation is that the mapping on the third line only applies in a non-touch, and non-web environment?
A 2nd questions on mnemonics, I’m not familiar with most European keyboards, so I don’t truly know that any of the letters in ‘ÇçÐðÝýÿßÑñ’ are found on physical keyboards. I added the mapping just in case they might be. Is there any downside to this approach?
Finally, what reasons are there not to use &mnemonicLayout set to true in the current keyman language when targetting “any” platform?