I was delighted to find Yiddish Keyboards on Keyman, all created by my long lost friend, Ziggy. But there are four versions and I don’t know what the differences are between the four! Please help. On Android, they are labelled like this:
- Yiddish, Western — Yiddish Pasekh
- Yiddish, Western (Hebrew) — Yiddish Pasekh
- Yiddish, Eastern — Yiddish Pasekh
- Yiddish, Eastern (Hebrew) — Yiddish Pasekh
Adding to the confusion, the above is different from how they are labelled on the Keyman website when you search for Yiddish Keyboards. There, they are listed like this:
- Yiddish Pasekh – yidish 2k
- Yiddish Pasekh – Yiddish_pasekh
- Yiddish, Eastern (Bessarabian Yiddish)
- Yiddish, Western (Midwestern Yiddish)
But Yiddish is one language. Although there are many dialects, I don’t understand what would differ with respect to a keyboard layout. And I have no clue as to the differences between the two types of Yiddish Pasekh keyboards. It seems that they are both used by typing in transliteration; so what is the difference?
Please help me. There are many people anxious to use these keyboards, but we don’t know where to begin. Can someone please forward these questions to the developer? Thank you.