That problem with MSKLC created layouts and Vista, again

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/11/22 03:32 -05:00, original URI:

Over in the Suggestion Box, Dejan Ristanovic asks:

Please help users of your package to create keyboard leyouts in Vista. I had an old DLL file - keyboard leyout that worked in Windows 2000/XP, now it does not work under Vista. I tried creating a new leyout using your software, and it worked (after that Framework 1.1 trik) but now I cannot install the font under Windows Vista. If I try to start the MSI package, it just say that the installer was interrupted and fails

None of the MSI packages that Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator creates actually install any fonts, and I am not sure what language Dejan is using that would require a font to be installed to work in Vista, but the actual problem here sounds a lot like the one I described in Keyboards under LUA....

That post describes the workaround (run the MSI from an elevated command prompt), and I have already revealed the plans for an update to MSKLC to address this and other issues at the 30th Internationalization and Unicode Conference and in this blog (right here).

So give or take a few months, Dejan's wish can be considered granted. :-)


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