KEYBOARDS

The section contains a selection of charge-free keyboards, which allows processing texts of published monuments and typing Turkic texts adequately.

 

Keyboards for Windows XP:

Place in directory Windows\ System32

Armenian-Gar - KBD23.dll (8 Kb). Our keyboard layout has characters arrangement that a little bit differs from West-Armenian standard phonetic keyboard and was intended for work with the modified Armenian fonts which include the additional diacritical marks meeting in Armenian-Qypchaq manuscripts of 16-17 centuries. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Bookman-Urum - KBD31.dll (8 Kb) - is created to process Urum texts typed by Bookman-Urum font. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Euro-Qypchaq - KBD28.dll (9 Kb) - contains 15 dead keys with 11 diacritical marks and allows to apply the big scale of special simple and complex symbols of the majority of European languages and to transcribe Turkic texts effectively. Essential restriction: there is absent a dead key with a tilde, therefore it is necessary to create conditional combinations of keys or autocorrecting macros for nasal sounds.

Kazakh-Ukr - KBD30.dll (8 Kb) - contains Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh symbols of standard fonts on one layout. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Kazakh-Ukr-BU - KBD34.dll (8 Kb) - is created to process Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh texts typed by Bookman-Urum and Times Urum (New) fonts. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Qypchaq-Diacritic - KBD24.dll (8 Kb) is created to process texts typed by Qypchaq Diacritic font. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Russian-Ukr - KBD29.dll (8 Kb) - contains Russian and Ukrainian symbols of standard fonts on one layout. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

 

Keyboards for Windows ME

Place in directory Windows\ System

Armenian-Gar - kbd4.kbd (1 Kb). Our keyboard layout has characters arrangement that a little bit differs from West-Armenian standard phonetic keyboard and was intended for work with the modified Armenian fonts which include the additional diacritical marks meeting in Armenian-Qypchaq manuscripts of 16-17 centuries. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Bookman-Urum - KBD8.kbd (8 Kb) - is created to process Urum texts typed by Bookman-Urum font. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Euro-Qypchaq - kbd5.kbd (1 Kb) - contains 14 dead keys with 10 diacritical marks to type European languages and to transcribe Turkic texts. Many symbols are absent in our layout, because all of them are absent in the standard code table. There are natural difficulties to apply the driver, caused by general backwardness of Windows ME in comparison with Windows XP. AltGr successfully works in WordPad where absent macros for the same combinations used by default, for example, in MS Word.

Kazakh-Ukr - kbd7.kbd (1 Kb) - contains Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh symbols of font Times Urum (New) on one layout. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off. If you want convert these texts by standard fonts, it is necessary to replace different symbols in WordPad XP or in MS Word XP manually.

Qypchaq-Diacritic - kbd2.kbd (1 Kb) - is created to process texts typed by Qypchaq Diacritic font. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Russian-Ukr - kbd3.kbd (1 Kb) - contains Russian and Ukrainian symbols of standard fonts on one layout. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Urum - kbd6.kbd (1 Kb) - contains Russian, Ukrainian and Urum symbols of the Times Urum (New) font on one layout. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off. If you want convert these texts by standard fonts, it is necessary to replace different symbols in WordPad XP or in MS Word XP manually.

 

Keyboards for Windows 98:

Place in directory Windows\ System

Armenian-Gar - kbd3.kbd (1 Kb) . Our keyboard layout has characters arrangement that a little bit differs from West-Armenian standard phonetic keyboard and was intended for work with the modified Armenian fonts which include the additional diacritical marks meeting in Armenian-Qypchaq manuscripts of 16-17 centuries. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Bookman-Urum - KBD5.kbd (8 Kb) - is created to process Urum texts typed by Bookman-Urum font. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Euro-Qypchaq - kbd1.kbd (1 Kb) - contains 14 dead keys with 10 diacritical marks to type European languages and transcribe Turkic texts. Many symbols are absent in our layout, because all of them are absent in the code table. There are natural difficulties in application of the driver, caused as the general backwardness of Windows 98 in comparison with Windows XP. AltGr successfully works in WordPad where absent macros for the same combinations used by default, for example, in MS Word.

Qypchaq-Diacritic - kbd2.kbd (1 Kb) - is created to process texts typed by Qypchaq Diacritic font. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

Russian-Ukr - kbd0.kbd (1 Kb) - contains Russian and Ukrainian symbols of standard fonts on one layout. Alt-group (Ctrl+Alt; or Right Alt) is switched off.

 

Offered keyboard layouts are mapped by Keyboard Layout Manager utility, Medium, version 2.76. The utility is created by talented Slovak programmers Milan Vidakovich and Igor Miliyasevich whom we express sincere gratitude for charitable activity. The utility allows to relocate keys of the standard keyboard and to create new keyboard layouts including dead keys combinations. It works under Windows 95, Windows 95-OSR/2, Windows 98 and Windows ME, no less than under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The utility has some editions, which are distributed by authors as shareware.
Using this utility, you may customize our keyboards, too.

The site is open September 18, 2001.
Composition, contents, design: Alexander Garkavets, 2001-2011
Center of Eurasian Studies "Desht-i Qypchaq", 2001-200
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