How do you use Telex?
From the post in the incubator, I've downloaded the Telex keyboard and set up everything the right way as it told me to, but I'm still confused as to how to use it.
The incubator post showed how to type the special vowels and tonal marks but when I try putting in the inputs it doesn't actually change the letter. Am I using it wrong? If so how would you use it the right way?
I'm using a Windows 7 computer, and I did select the Vietnamese keyboard because it shows a VI on my task bar. I've noticed that I'm able to type a few characters like the 'á by pressing the apostrophe and then the letter, but it leaves the apostrophe there. Same thing with other buttons like pressing the caret symbol and then a letter makes something like this " ̉â". I'm still a little confused on if this is supposed to happen or not.
The setting looks correct. Do you have other Vietnamese or other language keyboard that could conflict with Unikey? From what you described here "Same thing with other buttons like pressing the caret symbol and then a letter makes something like this " ̉â"", it also seems like you are having VNI input, not TELEX. Can you try these input to see if the tones show up: a1, a2, a3, a6
I have the English international keyboard set to my primary keyboard, which allows me to type accented Latin characters like á, ø, and ß, so that may somehow be affecting it. I also tried typing in the other inputs from VNI and they didn't affect the letters either. I've also noticed that when I shift from a different keyboard to the Vietnamese keyboard using the Shift + Alt buttons, it changes the Vietnamese layout completely, so if I'm typing a sentence like, "she is a girl" the characters would be completely different from the normal setup and actually make "ñ÷å èñ à ãèðë" when I type the exact same thing. This however is fixed if I click from the English keyboard directly to the Vietnamese keyboard, without using the shortcut key sequence.
If you are on Windows, I had the same problem as you. You have to open the taskbar menu, and Unikey should show a blue box with the letter "E" in it. If you click it, it should switch to a box with the letter "V" in it. If you don't want to click it every time, press SHIFT + SPACE to swap between languages on the fly.