"Setting up support for international characters should be
'seamless,' several readers said in responses to my recent article,
'Setting up international character support.' Keyboard Mapping for
Linux (KMFL), a free software project rapidly approaching its 1.0
release, is dedicated to providing that seamlessness by adding a
keyboard layer to the GNU/Linux desktop that allows on-the-fly
switching of keyboard mappings. Although configuring this layer is
an arduous process, and the current lack of keyboard mappings makes
things worse, the result promises to be far easier for the average
user than lower-level configuration.
"KMFL is a joint project of SIL International and Tavultesoft.
SIL is an international Christian organization devoted to the study
and preservation of minority languages. SIL's recent free software
releases include high-quality Unicode fonts such as Gentium and
Charis, and Sil's new Open Font License has received Free Software
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