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Hebrew QWERTY phonetic keyboard, part 2

Quick note: Installing keyboards is probably broken.

As I said previously, it’s been write documentation time. One of the great things about writing documentation is that you find your own mistakes, or figure out some way in which the project that you’re working on could be better.

Simultaneously, one of the worst things about it is that you figure out some way in which it could be better, and then instead of writing and being finished you get to backtrack however many steps, fix it, test it all over again…

In any case, I’m very happy with what I’ve managed to come up with, and I hope that by sharing it this will also become useful for others.

I’m skipping any long-winded explanation as to the rationale of what I’ve done. I wrote several, and then decided that anyone who is looking for something like this probably also already knows enough about this to not need my blathering on. Although if you do use it and have questions feel free to get my attention over on Twitter, or leave a question here.

Keyboard in the normal layout.
Keyboard with the shift key.
Keyboard with the alt-gr key.

I have tried to be complete in this, while also maintaining a degree of familiarity in order to make it easier to touch type fluently and quickly.

If you’d like to give it a try, it can be downloaded here!

And if you’d like to download the keyboard layout file and mess around with it some first, you can grab that here. I’ve made the keyboard layout file itself available under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licensing, so feel free to mess around with it as much as you wish.

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