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This page shows how to include a local keyboard from an arbitrary location in your website's file structure.

In this example, we use only the LaoKey keyboard.

Code Walkthrough

<head>
  <!-- Start of Code -->
  <script src="js/keymanweb.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  <script>
    window.addEventListener('load', function () {
        kmw.init();

        kmw.addKeyboards({
            id:'laokeys',
            name:'Lao (Phonetic)',
            languages:{
                id:'lo',
                name:'Lao'
            },
            filename:'./js/laokeys.js'
        });
    });
  </script>
  <!-- End of Code -->
</head>

As you can see above, the second line in the code snippet above references the LaoKey keyboard loader JavaScript file. This is a small stub file, typically less than 200 bytes, that defines the name and actual location of the real keyboard file (in this case, laokeys.js). When a page may reference many keyboards, this saves downloading potentially hundreds of kilobytes of unused Javascript keyboards - the keyboard is downloaded when it is first selected by the user.

API References

On initialization: keyman.init().

On including keyboards: keyman.addKeyboards().


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