Variation on that theme of wanting more keys covered by MSKLC

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/09/20 10:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/09/20/763157.aspx


Olivier asks:

I have a keyboard that has some extra keys not present in the default keyboard layout presented in the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

Is there a way to add extra key using this tool and be able to generate the layout DLL?

Thanks for any help.

Seems like a familiar theme of late, huh?

Unfortunately, this falls in the same bucket as the numeric keypad and the cursor keys. If it is not there now, then it is not currently available.

Olivier didn't actually say what keys are in question here, so it is hard to know exactly what the scenario is. Though I am hopeful that this post may inspire a comment with that information. :-)

 

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# Olivier on 25 Sep 2006 2:20 PM:

In my specific case, I was talking about an Apple Japanese keyboard that has 3 keys not present in default layout:

- Yen key (left to delete key)
-  2 keys, one to left and one to right of space bar (used to switch input method)

Under Windows, these keys currrently don't work.

Hope this helps.

Olivier

# Michael S. Kaplan on 25 Sep 2006 2:40 PM:

Actually, those keys also exist in the Microsoft Japanese keyboard.... :-)

This keyboard is very interesting for other reasons which I will blog about soon in a new post....

referenced by

2010/04/05 MSKLC, the Numeric Keypad, Lithuanian, and laptops....especially those laptops

2006/09/26 In case you have a yen to extend your keyboard (or at least want a yen?)

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