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- Typing in
Yiddish on a Mac by Itzik Bleaman, with a free Yiddish keyboard!
The site has extensive documentation and a new (2017)
free-to-download-and-use QUERTY-based phonetic keyboard
called Yiddish Klal for either Mac OS or Chrome OS. The
keyboard supports standard YIVO Yiddish orthography, a/k/a Klal
- A Users' Guide
to Yiddish on the Internet - by Shoshke-Reyzl Juni
on Unix Guide - by Raphael Finkel
- UYIP with Unicode - links to Yiddish
documents in Unicode, and Unicode-related info and links - by Mark
General Yiddish Information Processing Resources
Shraybmashinke (Yiddish Typewriter), by Raphael Finkel: a tool
for Composing Yiddish through the Web, and also for translating
between various character sets, document formats, and encodings. It
lets you compose a page of Yiddish text, typed in transliteration, in
a number of formats, including images (GIF's) that you can immediately
see. It also can produce Unicode documents in Windows Hebrew Code Page
1255, MacOS Hebrew, Unicode UCS-2 and UTF-8 formats, and PostScript
files. A heymish Yiddish font is also provided. A truly wonderful
resource. Thank you Raphael! Lang lebn zolt ir, Rafoyl!
Yiddish via the standard keyboards, by Ulrich Greve, is a web
app. It displays an English-phonetic-style virtual Yiddish keyboard
layout, which lets you can either click on letters or type them in
using your regular (ASCII) keyboard. You then can copy/paste the
resulting Yiddish text.
Yiddish Typer - Yiddish Keyboard - Chrome Extension, by Yankl-Perets Blum, is a Chrome extension. It uses advanced input processing to let you enter Latin letters spelling Yiddish words phonetically in YIVO transcription and get the correct Hebrew characters inserted into your Chrome browser. For the words in Yiddish that are not spelled phonetically, generally those that come from the Hebrew-Aramaic historic component of Yiddish, certain keystrokes are assigned to certain letters that only come up in such cases, e.g., for letters like Sin, Veyz, Kof, and so on. A help file called "hints" provides details on this and gives help on other aspects of using the system. This is actually one of the most popular ways of typing text in Yiddish currently (2017) among anglophones who write in Klal Yiddish!
YiddishK - Yiddish/Hebrew Keyboard - iOS app by Lawrence Kay, is a free iOS keyboard (for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
that supports standard YIVO Yiddish orthography.
Ulrich Greve's Free Downloadable
Yiddish Software site has great, original software with the
Yiddish language featured front and center. Examples: a Yiddish OCR
program, a Yiddish-English
Dictionary program, etc.
Days and Months (Yiddish Localization Information)
Phonetic Yiddish Keyboards (QWERTY-based): http://www.shoshke.net/uyip/keyboards.htm. Join the UYIP mailing list for a discussion of QUERTY-based phonetic keyboard designs for Yiddish information processing.
Hebrew Keyboards: http://www.uyip.org/keyboards.html. Join the UYIP mailing list for a discussion of keyboard designs for Yiddish information processing.
Nir Dagen's Review of
Hebrew-language Support in Browsers.
Hebrew Character Encoding for Internet Messages describes a
protocol for transmitting Hebrew in the ISO-8859-8 character
set. Since it only encodes the 27 Hebrew alphabetic characters and no
diacritics nor extended Hebrew characters such as Yiddish digraphs, it
has limited use for Yiddish.
More resources to come; stay tuned....
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