Non-roman and Transcriber

Nicholas Thieberger thien at UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Tue Mar 28 23:13:19 UTC 2006

I am having trouble getting Unicode characters displaying in 
Transcriber on a Mac. I have followed Matthew's instructions, changed 
the text encoding to UTF-8, changed the font to Gentium, but still 
can't insert the characters.

I have a defined keyboard layout using Ukelele which works with other 

When I try inserting the Unicode character into the .trs file and 
opening it in Transcriber it generates an error.

Has anyone figured out how to do this?



>Dear list,
>Thanks to Rachel Cross, I stand corrected. Non-roman characters can 
>be inputed in Transcriber by attributing shortcuts to certain 
>Instructions are at: 
>See especially  6.7. 
>characters and internationalization
>and  13.1. <>Define 
>a shortcut
>This has solved my problem, I am now able to enter both Phonetic and 
>Bengali characters using this method. (Remember to change the font)
>Admittedly this solution is not ideal, as I have to recreate my 
>Keyboard layout with keystrokes, and the shortcut coding is not as 
>flexible as Keyman because Keyman allows dummy keys.
>Doug Marmion suggested I also test ELAN. I downloaded it and found 
>that it DOES accept my Keyman keyboard, so I could be using that 
>with my normal method of character entry. For now I'll stick with 
>Transcriber until my understanding of ELAN catches up.
>Thanks to all respondents. 

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