Illume keyboard dictionary sorting and normalization

Olof Sjobergh olofsj at
Tue Jan 6 17:28:30 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler
<raster at> wrote:
> sort -f i think does it... i think...

Thanks, that seems to work.

I created a package and uploaded to for anyone who is interested. The
source is hosted at

> hmm interesting i was just going of german/french and portuguese on this where
> i thought i could get away with simple normalisation and a basic qwerty layout
> - with selecting the matches (Vogel/Vögel for example). making the table part
> of the dictionary does make a lot of sense of course. the dict format does need
> to change to make it a lot faster and intl-char friendly. i avoided this at the
> time as i'd need to efficiently encode a b-tree in the file and be able to mmap
> () it efficiently and use it.

I understand it would make the dictionary format more complicated.
Maybe it could be split into 2 files, one with general configuration
data such as a normalisation table, an icon etc, and then a raw
dictionary file like there is now.

Best regards,

Olof Sjöbergh

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