Opening a pdf document in the Android environment brings up Keyman

#1

I received this question from a user and was able to recreate the problem on an Android emulator. I am an Android novice, so I’m sorry if this is a silly question. I installed Firefox, Keyman along with a Tibetan keyboard, and Adobe Acrobat. Next I went to https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jamgon-kongtrul/arya-manjushri-tantra-citta in Firefox. At the bottom of the page, I clicked on the pdf icon to export the file. I was presented with the option to open the file in Firefox or Acrobat. I click on Acrobat and Keyman opens. Why?

#2

We’ve seen file associations in Android be wildly inconsistent.

I’ve installed Firefox, Keyman, and Adobe Acrobat on my Android device (running Oreo) to replicate your issue.

From Firefox at your link I clicked the pdf icon and chose to open with Acrobat.
The screenshot captures a make-ebook-cgi.pl Perl script being run (I’m guessing to export to pdf). I suspect that is somehow triggering Keyman.

Keyman only registers for the Keyman keyboard package file extension (.kmp) which is a zip format.

Here’s the workaround that worked for me.

  1. From Firefox, I click the pdf and choose Firefox (download)
  2. Browse and open the PDF
  3. Choose Acrobat
  4. Document opens in Acrobat.