Yiddish on the Computer
Basically, in order to read or write Yiddish text, in the standard format, on a computer, you must check for only 2-3 settings in each program (i.e., each application):
So, when evaluating any new program or makherayke to see if it can handle Yiddish text, and how to do it, simply search around all the preference and option menus for all of the above. Actually, the last one, the Yiddish Keyboard, is something you will normally set at the operating system level. See the instructions linked from the Home Page. So, all you have to look for are the first two. If you find them, make note of how to change the settings and/or decide if you want to change defaults or make toolbar shortcuts within the application, if available.
- Yiddish Instant Messaging (IM or "IMing")
- Yiddish Web Page Creation
- RubeGoldbergeray (Creative Tools for Yiddish Computing)
Click here for a little technical background, if you're interested.
Back to A Users' Guide to Yiddish on the Internet for an overview.
2/15/10 11:57 PM