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Keyman International Keystrokes

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Keys not used in rules output the same characters as they normally do.  Those used in rules are different because Keyman intercepts the input process and receives keystroke information before the keystrokes are turned into actual characters.

Keyman receives the following virtual key codes from Microsoft's Spanish or Italian input locales:

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A German keyboard gives the same virtual key codes, except that Y and Z are swapped.

Key codes received from a French keyboard are even more scrambled:

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Key codes received from a French Canadian keyboard or a Lithuanian keyboard are the same as those received from a US keyboard.

Key codes received from a Hungarian keyboard are the same as those received from a US keyboard, except that ` is swapped with 0 and Y is swapped with Z.

You can check other keyboards with Keyman Developer's Tools | Virtual key identifier dialog.  Most virtual key codes are straightforward but note that [K_COLON] stands for the semicolon and [SHIFT K_COLON] stands for the colon.


© Gyula Zsigri [Home] November 13, 2001