5.0219 Mac International Keyboard Switching (1/44)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 7 Jul 91 17:23:52 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0219. Sunday, 7 Jul 1991.

Date: Tue, 2 Jul 91 22:56 EDT
From: Michael Kovacs <LIBRK420@ksuvxa.kent.edu>
Subject: international keyboard switching on the Mac (from Info-Mac)

I was told that this might be of interest to the readers of Humanist.
The programs and files described should be available via anonymous FTP from

>Date: Fri, 14 Jun 91 00:51 PST
>From: Robert Front <T121267%TWNCU865.BITNET@forsythe.stanford.edu>
>Subject: [*] KCHR's and SICN's for French, German, and Spanish
>Dear Info-Mac friends:
>Here are KCHR's and SICN's for French, German, and Spanish. Install these
>KCHR's and SICN's in your system file and put Keyboard Switcher (by James
>W. Walker of the University of South Carolina) in your system folder and
>you have a cheap (free!!), quick (a mouse click on the menu bar), and
>frugal (6 Kbytes) way to switch between these three language key sets. This
>nifty-click-change-language-trick has, more than anything else I'm aware
>of,turned heads in my department and made faculty stand up and take notice
>of the power of the computer and, in particular,the Macintosh. Works fine
>with System 7.0 and can happily be configured to set its SICN's (the little
>icons you click to change key sets) right over the silly help balloon--a
>nice camouflage.
>Here's what you do: After unbinhexing and expanding the Compact Pro file,
>double click on the ResEdit file icon. Select and copy the SICN and KCHR
>resources. Open your System file, paste, and quit. Click Ok when asked if
>you want to keep the changes you've made to your System. Reboot with a copy
>of Keyboard Switcher (available from the Summex-aim archives) in your
>System folder [control panel folder] and multilingual keyboard capability
>is a delightful mouse click away.
>If you have other KCHR's and SICN's I'd be delighted to put them all in one
>file and update the present posting.
>Especial thanks to Thomas N. Robb of Kyoto Sangyo University who sent me
>the German KCHR and the three classy SICN's.
>Robert Front
>English Department
>National Central University
>Chung-Li, Taiwan
>[Archived as /info-mac/misc/international-kchr-sicn.hqx; 5K]