Cheyenne keyboard program

Update: Oct. 12, 2003: For WindowsXP and some earlier versions of Windows, please use the latest version of Keyman available from the Tavultesoft website . At the Tavultesoft site there is also a Cheyenne keyboard available for download.


Keyman is a keyboard intercept program which translates certain keystrokes (typically two-key combinations) into the desired screen and print symbols. If you would like to try it with the Cheyenne the keyboard I use, click here to download it.

Copy the zipped file to a folder on your hard drive. I suggest you name the folder Keyman and place it in the root directory of your C hard drive. Unzip the downloaded file Place an icon for Keyman in your Windows StartUp folder (consult your Windows Help files if you need directions for putting a program icon in your StartUp folder). Right-click on the Keyman icon. Click on properties. Copy the following line to the Target window:

C:\Keyman\Keyman.exe -h c:\keyman\cheyenne.kmn

Click on OK.

In the future, if you would like to type the Cheyenne special characters, click on the army-green colored icon which should now appear somewhere on your computer screen. (You can make it appear at the top of program windows if you execute Keyman, then click on Options, then change the black mark in the lower left from Floating Window to Title Bar. I then suggest you go to the lower right of the same screen, place the black mark in the circle next to Left Offset and type in the value of 50 in the square window next to the Left Offset circle.) After you click on the Keyman icon, it should change to a turquoise race car icon. Now if you type the sequence [a you will get an accented a, [e will give you an accented e, [o will give you an accented o, and ^ before any of the Cheyenne vowels will put the ^ mark over the vowel. If you are typing with the Cheyenne font enabled in your word processing program the ^ mark will appear as a dot over a vowel.

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