This blog reports on significant Keyman product and keyboard development updates over the period from 29 April 2024 — 10 May 2024.

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 17.0.316 beta through 17.0.320 beta and Keyman 18.0.24 alpha through 18.0.31 alpha were released in this cycle.

Significant updates in these versions include:

  • Windows: Font Helper no longer crash Keyman (#11282)
  • Linux: easily install keyboards on Ubuntu Budgie (#11292)
  • IOS and macOS: upgraded build support on Apple (#11302)
  • Android: prevented deletion of selected text from freezing predictive text (#11367)
  • Android: invert selected text without crashing Keyman (#11345)
  • Improved longpress up-flick performance (#11306)
  • Fixed some bugs on Keyman Developer (#11352, #11354, #11366)

The full list of updates can be viewed in the version history.

Keyboard updates

  • Much appreciation to RuneBoard for contributing two new experimental keyboards (#2727):
    • Chorasmian keyboard is capable of typing the East Iranian Chorasmian (Khwarezmian) language in its native script (not to be confused with Khwārazm Turkish).
    • Elymaic keyboard uses the Elymaic script to type the Achaemenid Aramaic language and, possibly, other Aramaic dialects as well.
  • Announcing a new fv_nlakapamuxcheen keyboard; qualified to type the nlakapamuxcheen language of the BC Interior region of Canada. Many thanks, HopsAndHops (#2731, #2739).
  • Freshly out of the box, introducing new keyboards with the help of our team:
  • Credits to rmlockwood for updating both layouts of Balochi Phonetic and Balochi Urdu keyboard (v1.6.1), which are known interfere with Windows function keys (#2725).
  • Khmer (SIL) keyboard (v2.0) has received a layout update, includes extra symbols and characters, and expand usability to mobile (#2712).

Keyboard App Builder updates

Keyboard App Builder 11.3 was released on April 29, 2024, delivering new features and improvements alongside some bug fixes:

  • New features and improvements:
    • iOS App: Include iOS Privacy Manifest in apps.
    • Android SDK: Updated version of Android SDK Tools.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Display markdown syntax for images on the About page.
    • Specify an increment to the version number in command line arguments.

Full information of KAB is listed in the Release Notes.

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