Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh, and Some Good News

Now that Snow Leopard is released for Macs, there is good news on the keyboard front. There’s been a long-standing bug in Mac keyboard support that prevented the creation of decent keyboards for the Deseret Alphabet, keyboard which would let you type 𐐟, not by some obscene and hard-to-remember key chord, but by typing S-h. (Or S-H.)

That bug has finally been fixed, and I have a keyboard I’ve been using which takes advantage of the bug fix. You still have to cure yourself of some old Latin typing habits, but it’s a vast improvement on what went before.

It’s not quite ready for release yet; I need to write up documentation. But as soon as that’s done, I’ll post it somewhere appropriate.