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Least risky Esperanto Keyboard software?

People have recommended to me a few different Esperanto keyboards... but it seems to me that they either have high potentials for viruses, fail to load properly on my PC, or just plainly have cumbersome fees.

What do you all use for an Esperanto keyboard?

(I personally live with the x-system, It suffices for now but I'd like to see the actual character)

2 years ago

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I made my own keyboard layout with Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC).

Gives me access to letters in Esperanto, Turkish, Maltese, Slovak, ...)

Before that, I used EK (Esperanto Klavaro) which converted x-notation to Esperanto automatically (you type in "ehxosxangxo" and it turns it into "eĥoŝanĝo" automatically).

And sometimes, I use the Firefox Transliterator extension, which comes with a large array of transliterations, including an Esperanto one.

2 years ago

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I have indeed heard of both of those. But I have been unable to use both. Was there any setup you had to go through for Microsoft's Keyboard Creator? When I load mine up, the keyboard section is blank. There are like the options and "file edit etc."basically all other functions except the keyboard itself there. I wish I could send a picture. Was there any setup? i tried contacting Microsoft but there customer service is rough.

Also, it seems mylaptop has blocked "Ek"as being super dangerous as a program.

2 years ago

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I don't remember what it was like to set up the keyboard the first time - it could be that I had to start with a blank keyboard and add all the basic letters etc. before I could add deadkeys for accents.

I'm guessing that your antivirus might find "Ek" suspicious because it hooks itself into the keyboard routine of every program - like a keylogger might do.

I'm inclined to trust it.

2 years ago

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I use a US International keyboard setup with a dead key. It's free, it's part of the operating system's native system settings, doesn't require an additional program running, and I've found it the easiest to type with. (Well, I've haven't really tried an Esperanto keyboard layout, but that's because I usually need to go back to English and switching layouts constantly isn't appealing to me, yet.)

2 years ago

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I use Tajpi, which I like a lot. http://www.zz9pza.net/tajpi/en/ I type with the x-system and it automatically converts to Eo characters--which means that if I use some other computer that doesn't have Tajpi installed, I just continue to type with the x-system, exactly the same way I'm used to doing.

2 years ago