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Keyman Package Metadata files


Used by:
Keyman applications on all platforms except web.
Description:
The files kmp.inf and kmp.json are metadata for a Keyman package file.
Details:

When Keyman Developer compiles a Keyman package source file (.kps), it creates and automatically adds kmp.inf and kmp.json into the Keyman Package file (.kmp).

Keyman mobile products use kmp.json to install the touch keyboards (.js) in the package.

Keyman on all platforms now use kmp.json to install the keyboards (.kmx) in the package.

Older versions of Keyman Desktop for Windows use kmp.inf, a parallel format of the package metadata. Note: the lexical model compiler does not add kmp.inf, and future versions of Keyman Developer will stop supporting kmp.inf.

Package purposes:

A Keyman Package file can be used to distribute keyboards (most common), lexical models, or user interface localizations for Keyman Desktop.

KMP.JSON

The package object

The kmp.json file is a base object described as

system

Object

System object.

options

Object

An Options object.

startMenu

Object

Start Menu object.

info

Object

Info object.

files

Object

Array of objects, each containing a name and description of each file in in the package

keyboards

Object

Array of Keyboard objects.

lexicalModels

Object

Array of LexicalModel objects.

The System object

The System object is used by Keyman Desktop to install keyboards

keymanDeveloperVersion

string

The version of Keyman Developer used to create the package file. If undefined, use '0.0.0.0'

fileVersion,

string

The Options object

The Options object is used by Keyman Desktop to install keyboards

readmeFile

string

The file for the keyboard package documentation

graphicFile

string

The image associated with the keyboard package.

The Start Menu object

The StartMenu object is used by Keyman Desktop to install windows

folder

string

The folder that Keyman Desktop will create

items

Array

An array of Item objects

The Item Object

The Item object

name

string

The item name

filename

string

The filename of the item

location

string

The location for Keyman Desktop to place the item

The Info object

The Info object describes the Keyman package

name

string

The Keyman package name

version

string

The version number of the package in dotted number format. Defaults to '1.0' if missing

copyright

string optional

Copyright information

author

string optional

The Keyman package author and email address

website

string optional

Description and URL for additional Keyboard package documentation

The Keyboard object

The Keyboard object describes an individual keyboard in the Keyman package. A package cannot contain both lexical models and keyboards.

name

string

Name of keyboard

id

string

ID of the keyboard, always matches the filename of the keyboard

rtl

boolean optional

true if the keyboard targets a right-to-left script. false if absent.

version

string

version number of the keyboard in dotted number format. Defaults to '1.0' if missing

languages

Array

An array of Language objects linked to the keyboard.

displayFont

string optional

The filename of the font for input fields (and OSK, if oskFont is not present).

oskFont

string optional

The filename of the font for the OSK

The Language object

The Language object describes the language that can be typed with the keyboard

name

string

The name of the language

id

string

BCP 47 language code

The LexicalModel object

The LexicalModel object describes an individual model in the Keyman package. A package cannot contain both lexical models and keyboards.

name

string

Name of model

id

string

ID of the model, always matches the filename of the model

rtl

boolean optional

true if the model targets a right-to-left script. false if absent.

version

string

version number of the model in dotted number format.

languages

Array

An array of Language objects linked to the model.