Paratext and Eurolatin keyboard


#1

I would like to use the EuroLatin keyboard in one of my Paratext projects. However, the keyboard uses \ as a deadkey which opens the USFM marker dialogue box in Paratext, making all the characters formed with the deadkey \ inaccessible. Does anyone have a workaround for that?


#2

Two options:

  1. Create your own version of the keyboard. The full source of the keyboard is available at https://github.com/keymanapp/keyboards/tree/master/release/sil/sil_euro_latin so you could create your own version based on that, using Keyman Developer, which is freely available at https://keyman.com/developer/

  2. The keyboard can be configured to use Right Alt or Right Ctrl as the modifier for action keys such as . This would apply to all action keys, but then you would press Right Ctrl+\ which should not conflict with the USFM marker dialog box. Make sure you have the latest version, 1.8, of European Latin, downloadable from https://keyman.com/keyboards/sil_euro_latin (requires Keyman Desktop 10)


#3

Thank you for your quick reply.
I tried option 2,since it was easier. But it does not work, as it still invokes the USFM marker menu. I will try the option 1 later.
I was hoping I could use a pre-set keyboard… but that’s o.k.