This blog reports on significant Keyman product and keyboard development updates over the two weeks from 14 – 27 October 2023.

As always, you can follow all of our development online at github.com/keymanapp/keyman, and you may find the Keyman Development Status Site at status.keyman.com both interesting and slightly overwhelming!

Keyman minor releases

Keyman 17.0.191-alpha through 17.0.200-alpha were released in this cycle.

Keyboard updates

  • A new keyboard Newa Traditional Extended Layout is based on Newa Traditional Layout. Newa Traditional Extended layout is more accessible and easy to use. It also includes the most commonly used conjuncts and special characters. Thanks to @SvarnimN! (#2421, #2440)

Updates to keyboards:

  • The chinuk wawa keyboard was updated to version 1.3, updating a few characters in the orthography including ɸ, c̓, k̓, p̓, t̓, q̓, ɬ. chinuk wawa is also known as chinook wawa or chinook jargon. With thanks to @cachang. (#2399)
  • The FirstVoices team updated three keyboards:
    • Dene Zhatıe, for Dene Zhatié language of the Western Subarctic region of Canada, has been updated to version 10.0.2: Built desktop keyboard, created documentation, cleaned mobile rules, centered mobile keyboard. (#2398, #2403)
    • nuučaan̓uł, for nuučaan̓uł language of the BC Coast region of Canada, has been updated to version 9.1.4: Update to single codepoints where possible, change name to better reflect language name, center mobile keyboard, clean rules. (#2411)
    • Kwakwala-Liqwala for Kʷak̓ʷala language of the BC Coast region of Canada, has been updated to version 9.2.5: Updated keyboard name to better reflect language name, corrected spelling in documentation. (#2405)
  • Version 3.100 of the font Awami has been added to the repository. Awami Nastaliq is a Nastaliq-style Arabic script font supporting a wide variety of languages of Southwest Asia, including but not limited to Urdu. This font is aimed at minority language support. This makes it unique among Nastaliq fonts. (#2422)
  • Geez Frontier Foundation has updated three of their keyboards to remove a font with unknown provenance. With thanks to @dyacob:
    • GFF Eritrean Tigrinya Keyboard is now on v2.0.3: (#2426)
    • GFF Tigre Keyboard v1.0.2 (#2425)
    • GFF Ethiopian Tigrinya Keyboard v2.0.3 (#2427)
  • The Malar Malayalam keyboard has been updated to version 1.7, to allow space after ZWJ (200D) to type words ending with legacy encoding chillu characters. Malar Malayalam Keyboard is a transliteration based Malayalam input method. This keyboard supports all Malayalam characters encoded as per the Unicode Standard, Version 15.0. With thanks to @ramesh-k. (#2418)
  • The burushaski_girminas keyboard has had various minor fixes, now on version 2.0.25. Thanks to @quwatsunny! (#2435)

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