MAN Solaris - create-branching-keyboard (1)

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NAME

create-branching-keyboard - create branching keyboards for GOK

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

create-branching-keyboard infile [n-desired-rows]

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DESCRIPTION

create-branching-keyboard takes an input data file and creates a family of branching keyboard XML files in the format that GOK expects. Given an input file named test.data, create-branching-keyboard creates test.data.kbd, which in turn refers to a family of *.kbd files that are created based on data in the input file.

OPERANDS

The following operands are supported:

infile The name of the input file.

n-desired-rows If specified, create-branching-keyboard attempts to create keyboards with the specified number of rows. The recommended values are between 2 and 6.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION

create-branching-keyboard can be used to create families of branching keyboards from UTF-8 input files. The format of the input files is as follows:

o Lines beginning with ’#’ are ignored.

o The rest of the input file consists of consecutive pairs of lines. The first line of a pair is typically ignored, but should serve as a UTF-8 label describing the "primary key" in the next line. The second line of the pair consists of a single UTF-8 character followed by a ’:’ color delimiter, and a string of UTF-8 characters to which the initial character may branch.

The resulting XML file, after processing, defines .kbd files such that each prefix ’primary key’ forms a key on the GOK keyboard whose label is the "primary key" UTF-8 character, and which branches to a keyboard consisting of the following UTF-8 characters, one per key.

create-branching-keyboard is particularly useful in creating branching keyboards for ideographic languages. For instance, the primary key for a given line may consist of the UTF-8 character for a ’radical’ such as h\(e’ng.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Creating Branching Keyboards From a File Called test.data

example% create-branching-keyboard test.data

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned:

0 Application exited successfully

>0 Application exited with failure

FILES

The following files are used by this application:

/usr/bin/create-branching-keyboard Executable to create branching keyboards for GOK

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWgnome-a11y-gok
SUNWgnome-a11y-gok
Interface stabilityVolatile

SEE ALSO

Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.

gok(1)

NOTES

The create-branching-keyboard utility is experimental and unsupported.

Written by Bill Haneman, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2004, 2006.

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SunOS 5.11 create-branching-keyboard (1) 7 Sep 2004
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