Compose key for Windows

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Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Thu 11 Apr 2013, 15:08

CKFW is not maintained anymore. Please use WinCompose instead.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » Fri 12 Apr 2013, 09:58

Either it works so good or nobody bothers to test it.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by nmn » Sat 13 Apr 2013, 08:09

I get "cannot read the config file" eventhough ckfwrc.txt is in the same folder. Using winxp.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Sat 13 Apr 2013, 14:27

I guess the reason is that it expects "ckfwrc", not "ckfwrc.txt". Perhaps I spend too much time using *nixes.

But nice to see somebody trying to run it.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by nmn » Sat 13 Apr 2013, 14:40

It actually reads "ckfwrc", it's just that I added the extension in my post.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Sat 13 Apr 2013, 15:07

Uh, works for me. I think that's because the file actually does have an extension, but the option to display file extensions is disabled in the control panel.

Anyway, I changed the code so that it now tries to load "ckfwrc.txt" if the one without extension cannot be opened. Please download again, the link is the same.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Tue 16 Apr 2013, 18:39

Few minutes ago I released a new version that should reduce the memory consumption by about 25%.

I wonder, does anybody use it?
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by nmn » Tue 16 Apr 2013, 19:45

Fanael wrote:Few minutes ago I released a new version that should reduce the memory consumption by about 25%.

I wonder, does anybody use it?
Im looking to use such sort of things when I get some time to conlang, but atm I even havent done the code combinations I need.
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Post by Ossicone » Wed 08 May 2013, 19:37

Oops. I meant to answer your PM.

Yes, I would like to add it but this has been a busy week for me.
Don't let me forget to work on it if I haven't updated the thread in a few days.
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Post by Ossicone » Wed 15 May 2013, 21:46

Hmm. So I was going to add this to the 'how to' thread now but I don't really know what I'm supposed to link to. This thread? Is there a webpage I missed?

Also are there any simple instructions on how to install and use CKFW? The guide should be usable even by people with a very basic understanding of computers.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Wed 15 May 2013, 22:29

Ossicone wrote:This thread? Is there a webpage I missed?
Aye. There's no website yet.
Ossicone wrote:Also are there any simple instructions on how to install and use CKFW? The guide should be usable even by people with a very basic understanding of computers.
Now that's a tough one. I never was good at writing such basic guides, and the program itself is hardly easy to use, just look how *nix-ish the way you configure it is. So what I wrote in the OP is all I have, as far as user manuals are concerned.

Nevertheless, I think I could try to write a computer-novice-friendly installation and usage guide. I do have to write a README after all. Unless something happens, I guess it'll take seven days at most.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by nmn » Mon 02 Sep 2013, 14:08

For most of the time it works fine, but whenever I try to enter these combinations
+ <9а> : <ɐ>;
+ <aа> : <ɑ>;
it only emits "DUM! You're wrong!" system sound. It starts wiðout ɡiviŋ ænɪ ɛɹɚz ðɔʊ.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Mon 02 Sep 2013, 17:49

nmn wrote:
+ <9а> : <ɐ>;
+ <aа> : <ɑ>;
The second ‹a›s on the left-hand side of both sequences are Cyrillic (U+0430), not Latin (U+0061). This won't work, unless you actually type the Cyrillic ‹a›s and not the Latin ones.

This is likely what you want:
+ <9a> : <ɐ>;
+ <aa> : <ɑ>;
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Post by mbrsart » Sat 22 Feb 2014, 23:26

Just a comment about using this with MS Word: it doesn't like thorn. CKFW won't enter it, and putting it on a keyboard layout doesn't work, either. This is the only application I've found with this problem, and the only character that exhibits the problem, as well.
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Re: Compose key for Windows

Post by Fanael » Sun 17 Aug 2014, 19:09

CKFW is not maintained anymore. Please use WinCompose instead.
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