I thought of getting out of Zawgyi comfort zone after reading Ko Ngwe Tun's buzz. I am not a stranger to Myanmar3. I had downloaded and tried it a few times but it didn't stay long on my computer because (well...i should stop it here). I needed to download it again and so I did.
As you may know, the zip file come with Myanmar3 font and Keyman keyboard file for the font. I got an same old thought again when I see Keyman keyboard file and did a quick ning search with the keyword "Keyman". I got 4 pages of search results and some posts were complaints on Myanmar3 using Keyman instead of own keyboard driver. I also noticed that there is no explaination on it. (it could be my bad and I didn't do my homework. please correct and point me to there if there is any.) There I wondered why Myanmar3 doesn't have its own keyboard driver while Zawgyi does.
There I download MSKLC (Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) which is believed to be the tool used to create Zawgyi keyboard; created a driver for Myanmar3 as the layout I found in the NLP's package. I installed the newly created driver and tried typing below sentence.
It didn't come out as I expected. So, I assumed it is not so simple after all and that might be one of the reasons why NLP didn't ship the keyboard driver (may be). But I still think it is a bit odd because while
worked fine. Because to me as a programmer, those are same kind of logic (more or less). Again, that might be my bad as I know nothing about Unicode.
I am sure that there must have reasons for NLP team not to have a driver in the package. It may be related to uniscribe engine which was mentioned in some posts. I here no doubt about the technical competence of NLP team but my curiousness made me wrote this and hope to learn the reasons behind this.
Looking forward to see informative replies from you all.