KMFL Activity

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KMFL is useful if you already have some Keyman keyboards that you want to use with the XO. Have those keyboards, the .kmn files, already copied to your XO or available on a USB stick.

  1. Install the kmfl.xo activity using the web browser on your XO, then restart Sugar (CTRL-ALT-Erase), a complete reboot is not necessary. (You can either download this kmfl.xo and use a USB stick with your XO or you can point your XO browser to this link and download it that way.)
  2. Start the kmfl activity by clicking on the new KMFL activity button in the Sugar taskbar.
  3. Click on Setup KMFL (to the left).
  4. Hit CTRL-ALT Erase to restart Sugar.
  5. Start the kmfl activity again by clicking on the KMFL activity button in the Sugar taskbar.
  6. Click on Run SCIM Setup (to the right) to install your KMFL keyboard(s). This will bring up a new screen which is the Scim setup screen. Click on KMFL to the left then click on install to the right and navigate to where your .kmn files are located. Install whatever keyboards you want to try out.
  7. Hit CTRL-ALT Erase to restart Sugar.
  8. At any later time you can start the kmfl activity again by clicking on the KMFL activity button and run the SCIM setup to install more keyboards, or do other Scim configuration. Always restart Sugar after using the Scim setup.

Now when you run another activity, such as Write or Bibledit, you should have the capability of turning on one of these keyboards you just installed. On my XO the Scim toolbar shows up in the bottom right corner. If I click on the current keyboard it pops up a list of available keyboards and I can choose the one I want. But for some testers on the XO the Scim toolbar was not present when another activity was run. If this happens you can still get to the popup for a list of available keyboards by using Ctrl+Alt+RightArrow.

Any feedback is welcome.