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Yiddish Typer

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This extension pops up a window where you can type in Yiddish without needing any other software.

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Description from store This extension allows you to type in Yiddish without needing any other software or installing any other keyboards on your computer. Simply type Yiddish phonetically and the correct letters will appear. Basically, you type in YIVO transcription and it outputs the correct Yiddish: typing 'sh' produces a ש, 'ay' produces ײַ, etc. Shtumer-alef and the final forms of khof, mem, etc. are automatically produced correctly. In addition to YIVO-compatible output, there is an option for an alternative orthography as used by the Algemeiner Zhurnal. The functionality is closely modeled -- with a few minor modifications -- on that of the "Yiddish Pasekh" keyboard designed by Gyula "Ziggy" Zsigri for use with the software utility "Keyman". Inspired by the work of Noyekh Miller, Shoshke-Rayzl Yuni, and Refoyel Finkl. Please let me know about any bugs you find and any features you'd like to see by using the support options on the extension page. Changelog: 0.8 -- added more robust backup functionality 0.7 -- khirek-yud/shtumer-alef now added after tsvey-yudn (e.g., shneyik) 0.6 -- in accordance with new security features removed inline javascript. updated jquery. 0.5.0 -- added option to choose between "YIVO style" orthography and "Algemeiner style" -- where the latter differs from the former in that it employs the shtumer alef (rules taken from Dovid Katz's grammar), does not use the rafeh or pasekh-tvey-yudn, as well as some other minor changes. Also tried to fix some bugs. 0.4.2 -- changed Twittify function name to Condense since it's actually useless in Twitter (their/Unicode's fault, not mine), fixed a bug that was inserting khireks in some cases extraneously, changed font of textbox 0.4.0 -- added Twittify button, updated hints, fixed css bugs 0.3.0 -- added full screen option, hints page, and checkbox to turn on/off Yiddish letters.

Latest reviews

  • (2017-12-31) Danielle Losman: très agréable à utiliser
  • (2016-01-30) David Fried: S'iz a mekhaye!
  • (2015-03-03) Nathan Rittri: What an amazing ext. great job
  • (2014-11-29) Stéphane Chäy Berguig: it works really fine
  • (2014-08-26) Best extension ever! Helps not only with typing, but also with spelling! I find it even easier than using an installed keyboard.

Latest issues

  • (2020-09-22, v:0.8) Sonia Z: I would like to use Yiddish Typer on my PC and I think I installed it, but how do I access it? How do I tell Chrome or Windows that I now want to type in Yiddish?
    how to access it
  • (2018-12-19, v:0.8) Martin Benjamin: Yiddish Keyboard for android/ ios
    Hello, I am working with Refoyel Finkel on various applications related to Yiddish digitization. We have run into a problem with our mobile app regarding the Yiddish alphabet, and I'm hoping your experience can be helpful in finding a solution. The problem is that we need to take in info from people in both the Yiddish alphabet and in the Latin alphabet, on the same screen but in different text input boxes. So, we need to force them to a Yiddish keyboard when they are inside the Yiddish box, and force them to a Latin keyboard in the other instances. The solution seems to be that we build a custom Yiddish keyboard inside our app, basically a set of code points that are called when someone is inside the Yiddish box. This is probably similar to what you have already done. So, would you be able to share your source file, and help talk us through questions that my student developer might have? For example, we would like to copy the correct layout from you. Neither the student nor I speak or read Yiddish, so it is difficult for us to look at the actual Yiddish characters and know what to do with them. Thanks in advance, [email protected] Martin Benjamin
  • (2015-10-06, v:0.6) Isaac Bleaman: shneyik
    „שנײיק“ און „שנײיק“ אין בײדע אָרטאָגראַפֿיעס װען סע דאַרף זײַן: שנײיִק און שנײאיק
  • (2015-05-03, v:0.6) Ataúlfo Antón: Ponctuation sings
    Recently, I don't know why, all the ponctuation signs are sticking to the next word instead to the previous one, leaving a non-breakable space after the latter.
  • (2015-05-03, v:0.6) Ataúlfo Antón: Diacritical signs
    It would be nice if it was possible to add to one's liking the other Hebrew diacritical signs, in order to type words of Hebrew-Aramaic origin in full form.


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4.9231 (13 votes)
Last update / version
2015-12-23 / 0.8
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