Using Keyman in different versions of Windows
Older versions of Windows have had limited support for non-European scripts. Each version of Windows has its own set of limitations and things to watch out for.
- Hold down the Windows key, and press Pause.
- If you do not have a Windows key on your keyboard, start Control Panel and select System.
- The dialog that appears will tell you which version of Windows you have.
Windows 95, 98 and Me
- These versions of Windows do not support Unicode input directly.
- Keyman makes Unicode input possible with a limited set of applications, including, among others: Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, WordPad (and other programs that use RichEdit), UltraEdit, EmEditor.
- Check the Tavultesoft website for an up-to-date list of applications that support Unicode input with Keyman.
- Windows 95, 98 and Me do not support Unicode supplementary plane characters.
- Keyman requires Internet Explorer 4.0 or later on Windows 95 to run.
Windows NT 4
- Keyman requires Service Pack 6 or later on Windows NT 4.
- Windows NT 4 does not support Unicode supplementary plane characters.
Windows 2000, Windows XP (Home and Pro)
- Keyman has no special requirements on these operating systems.
- These operating systems do not display Unicode supplementary plane characters by default.
- Display of many Unicode scripts is dependent on a Microsoft technology known as Uniscribe.
- Start Keyman Configuration, and select the Options tab.
- Select the checkbox Turn on Unicode supplementary character display.
- Close Keyman Configuration (it will prompt you to restart Windows).
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