Yiddish keyboard layout for Windows
Linux version: https://github.com/heyheydanhey/yiddish-keys-linux
OSX version: https://github.com/heyheydanhey/yiddish-keys-osx
More info: http://www.shretl.org
HEY DUMDUM, HEY SCHMO
Didn't you know you can write Yiddish with a Hebrew layout?
Like a frozen forest bare of birds and leaves, Yiddish orthography on the internet has shed its defining hats, dots and strikes because of the lack of alternatives to Modern Hebrew layouts, for which all such things are superfluous. Not only that, but Hebrew's prioritization of different letters to Yiddish means that typing is so frustrating for many that they prefer typing in Latin characters than Hebrew. Transliteration hurts the language - it prevents the development of litteracy, especially for those who come to the language as students rather than through birth.
This Yiddish keyboard hopes to address this by providing an intuitive and eventually standard Yiddish keyboard for all major OSs to ultimately, it is hoped, include as vanilla feature.
Two source-files are included here
- a qwerty based layout
- an Israeli-hebrew based layout
They need compilation through Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator
Precompiled files: http://www.shretl.org