Ubuntu Groovy support for Keyman, particularly Onboard

Wondering when this will happen because the keyman onboard requires a lower version of python hence does not work in groovy.

Hi @Andy_Elliott, welcome to the community :slight_smile:

Keyman can run without Onboard; that just presents the on screen keyboard component. If you don’t need the on screen keyboard, then you should be able to use Keyman keyboards.

We have a new team member starting soon who will be focusing on Linux and this will be on his agenda.

Thanks for the information and welcome.

Unfortunately I need the on-screen keyboard to type classical Greek (for New Testament translation exercises!). I don’t have a native physical modern Greek keyboard (and I’m pretty sure they don’t make physical ancient Greek keyboards!)

(though enclosed shows a genuine 1st century keyboard being used on an old IBM XT pc)

Unfortunately I need the on-screen keyboard to type classical Greek (for New Testament translation exercises!). I don’t have a native physical modern Greek keyboard (and I’m pretty sure they don’t make physical ancient Greek keyboards!)

:slight_smile: Which Keyman keyboard are you wanting to use for classical Greek? When the Keyman keyboard is selected, you can type on your physical US keyboard and output Greek characters.

Most of the keyboard help documentation include the keyboard layout you could print as a reference.

The issue is remembering where the keys are on an physical keyboard. I have working memory issues owing to a brain injury and being able to see the characters I’m about to type really helps. I might resort to making tiny stickers for my laptop keyboard!

A work around for this is to use the Keyman Web which is available online. You can access the Galaxie Greek (Mnemonic) using the link here:

Here is how it should look. You can drag and resize the floating layout however you desire. Hope this helps.

Thanks, I’ll try it out

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One trade off is that you have to copy the content typed in Keyman Web to where you would like it to be and then format it to suit your need. :slight_smile:

The keyman-onboard work is being tracked at https://github.com/keymanapp/keyman/issues/3737

Great news, thanks for the hard work

@Andy_Elliott What version of Keyman do you try to install?