Kevin Carmody

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Name Kevin Carmody
User since September 2, 2007
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Any key

Easy and effective Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very easy to install and use. Effectively translates English keystrokes to non-English characters. The F2 key turns translation mode on and off, and another key shows you the keyboard map for the current language. A Tools menu item allows you to switch the language and change the hot keys.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.7). 

abcTajpu

Might be useful if there were directions Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I found it extremely difficult to figure out how this software works and still cannot get it to do what I want. Installing the plugin adds two entries to the Firefox Tools menu, but the download page doesn't tell you this. The first of new items on the Tools menu references a web page (http://lingvo.org/abctajpu), but this web page tells you almost nothing about how to use the product. It seems to describe features instead, but I'm hard to be sure what the intent of this page is. For example, point 1 on this page says "Add context menus" and has a screen shot of a menu, which looks interesting, but it doesn't tell you HOW to add context menus, or even what they do. The Tools menu item that has the web address also has a list of languages, Alt-F keys, F keys, a text box, two buttons, but absolutely no other text, not even labels. What in the world does this screen do? The second Tools menu item brings up a sort of expanded keyboard map with hundreds of buttons, each button with a character. Pressing a button puts the character in a box, which is great if the character you want is in a button. But I want Hebrew and Hindi, for which there are no buttons. I checked Hebrew and Hindi in the first Tools item, but it seems to have no effect on the second Tools item. I cannot see any way to type in Hebrew or Hindi characters, even though both languages are prominently listed as one of the languages this software supports. This software requires explanation, but the author has provided virtually none. I find it tantalizing but unusable. I hope the author will remedy this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).