create-branching-keyboard - create branching keyboards for GOK
create-branching-keyboard infile [n-desired-rows]
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.
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.
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#146;ng.
Example 1: Creating Branching Keyboards From a File Called test.data
example% create-branching-keyboard test.data
The following exit values are returned:
0 Application exited successfully
>0 Application exited with failure
The following files are used by this application:
/usr/bin/create-branching-keyboard Executable to create branching keyboards for GOK
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWgnome-a11y-gok
Interface stability Volatile
Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.
The create-branching-keyboard utility is experimental and unsupported.
Written by Bill Haneman, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2004, 2006.
|SunOS 5.11||create-branching-keyboard (1)||7 Sep 2004|