I can't type any Esperanto letters on my keyboard that have the ^ sign after typing ^. Here are my attempts: ^c ^g ^h ^j ^s ^u. None works.

So I downloaded Tajpi, but it ignores my settings on how to respond to my keyboard input. Also, when I press ^ once, it types out ^^ so there's no way to type it like I'm used to.

I've searched for Windows Keyboard Layout Maker (something like that, I don't remember the name), but it's for Vista and it has a broken link on Microsoft's site.

I'm now looking for an input method/driver that will remap my keyboard input. When I press ^, nothing should show until I:

  1. Press again ^ to type ^^
  2. Press Space to type ^
  3. Press any currently supported letter like a to type â
  4. And most importantly press c, g, h, j, s or u to type ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, ŭ

Steps 1, 2 and 3 work regularly with my keyboard, but step 4 doesn't work at all. With Tajpi, none of the above works.

Is there a program that solves my problem? If possible, I would love it if it could work with UTF-8 and Unicode.


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The Super User question How to make ^ and ` non-dead-keys on Windows 7 with German keyboard layout is about the reverse situation. In an answer, Tobias Plutat suggests to use The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, which allows you to

assign or un-assign dead key behavior

The tool can be downloaded from microsoft.com. According to its installation requirements, Windows 7 is supported (it doesn’t list Windows 7 on the download page you get redirected to, but the documentation on that page seems to be for the older version 1.0, not the current 1.4).

As I’m not using Windows, I couldn’t try it, but at least on GNU/Linux the behaviour you desire is the default one if ^ is set as dead-key (except for ^+u, which creates û instead of ŭ, which makes sense, I guess), so I assume it should be the same for Windows. At least the â is listed on Microsoft’s Common Dead-Key Combinations.


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