MultiKey 5.01 MultiKey Icon

Copyright © 1996-2014 by Stefan Hagel

Free Keyboard utility for Latin with diacritics, Ancient Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.:
Supports Unicode input in many Microsoft Windows programs.

Currently only available for 32bit applications (also if running in a 64bit environment). A 64bit version is under development.

Download your free copy of MultiKey    5.1   for  MultiKey IconMicrosoft Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32bit apps)
   3.0   MultiKey IconMicrosoft Word 95
   3.0   MultiKey IconWindows 3.1

Installation: Please run the setup progtam and follow the instructions.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why can't I write Devanagari and Gothic, etc.?
A: MultiKey contains only a Greek font. The rest are keyboard layouts to use with other, mainly Unicode compliant, fonts. So you need a font that includes the script you need (and the case of complex scripts also a word processor capable of handling them). Some fonts with many scripts are: TITUS Cyberbit basic, ALPHABETUM Unicode.

Q: Instead of accented Greek characters I get rectangles
A: Windows has not "realised" that new fonts have been installed. Open the Fonts folder (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Fonts), and double-click "Aisa Unicode" to open it. Close the open windows.

Q: Instead of a grave accent, there is a small vertical line on the epsilon
A: This is only due to the screen resolution. Use a larger zoom factor or font size, or print it: then you will see the grave accents.

Q: I use Windows 7 and cannot access the MultiKey menu from the icon at the application bar.
A: Activate MultiKey by pressing Alt+Tab. Then press Alt+Space. The menu shows up - and also offers you to transfer the icon to the "Notification area".

Q: MultiKey sometimes ceases to work.
A: This can happen if you start another application. Press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+L to re-initialize MultiKey. If nothing helps, close and restart MultiKey and your word processor.

Q: How to type a series of uncombined characters which represent a combination (e.g. "a+" instead of "á")?
A: Between the characters, press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Or, to disable MultiKey temporarily, press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+X.

 

This program is a free service to anyone concerned with Ancient Greek etc. – if you feel the need to pay for it, do so to someone who needs it.

© 2013-09-26 Stefan Hagel