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Title: KickKeys - Transliteration software
Submitter: KickKeys -
Description: Dear Linguists,

We would like to inform you that we have a new version 4.01 for our
transliteration software KickKeys. This version ships ready with key
maps and fonts for French, German/Scandinavian, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish along with Assamese, Bengali, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Hindi,
Russian, Tamil and Ukrainian. It even supports typing right to lef
languages like Farsi in English Windows.

Like the previous versions of Kickkeys, it allows you to specify your
own key mapping, change existing ones, use any font you like and, to top
it all, it allows you to use these features on WordPad, Microsoft Word,
Outlook, Outlook Express, Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint and other common
Windows applications. It also comes with graphical tools that allow you
to build keymaps for all other languages and fonts.
This software is freely downloadable from the site


There you can find also a more detailed description of KickKeys.

In case you have any suggestion or queries please contact us at the
email address below.

Lal Chakraborty/Kalyani Rama Nath
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

LL Issue: 13.876
Date Posted: 29-Mar-2002

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