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(image: Keyman icon)Introduction

Overview

Welcome! In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of Keyman keyboards andcreate a simple French keyboard which can be used with any physical keyboardlayout.The keyboard will use a basic English layout, and add some deadkeys to definevowel diacritics and a few other characters.

This keyboard will use Unicode. Unicode is a character encoding standard thatsupports most of the world's scripts, and includes support for user-definedscripts. Unicode is rapidly being accepted as a standard in modernapplications and operating systems.At the bottom of each page in the tutorial, will be a link to both the previouspage and the next page. You can use these links to work your way through thetutorial. You may also find links to reference information, which you canselect to learn more about a particular aspect of creating Keyman keyboards.

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Let's get started! Move on to the next topic to begin the first step,planning the keyboard.


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