Confusion in BW9 Help sec. 65 "BibleWorks Keyboard Layouts"
I don't do much Hebrew or Greek typing in the BibleWorks editor. Just now, though, I was trying to type some Hebrew and needed to look at the keyboard layout. I searched Help and found section 65, "BibleWorks Keyboard Layouts." At the very beginning of this there is some serious confusion.
First it shows an image of a keyboard, and says, "Clicking on this button will bring up the Keyboard Layouts Window. You can also open the window by selecting Tools | Keyboard Layouts from the Main Menu." Then there's an image of a key with a small alpha on it, and the text says, "Clicking on this button will open up the BibleWorks Keyboard Window. This window contains a clickable BibleWorks Keyboard that shows you how to type characters in the various BibleWorks fonts." This is basically backwards, and not at all what happens when you click the corresponding buttons on the BibleWorks 9 toolbar. Here is how my toolbar looks (unmodified, I think, from the BW9 default).
Clicking the key-with-an-alpha button on the toolbar (8th from the right on toolbar) in fact opens the Keyboard Layouts Window:
Clicking the keyboard-looking button (5th from the right on my toolbar), on the other hand, brings up the thing I was looking for, a dialog/window titled BibleWorks Keyboard with a drop-down selector for various languages and the keyboard layout for the language selected. (Pressing Shift shows the shifted state of the keyboard layout.) When I click one of the keys in this dialog/window, the corresponding letter is entered on the command line; I cannot get it to enter letters into the editor (i.e., the Editor tab in the Analysis Window). This is that window:
Clicking the Keymap Tables button in that dialog/window opens a different window with tables selectable by a dropdown list of BW fonts. For each key, ranging from ASCII 33-255, there is a number, the symbol corresponding to that number in the "Latin" (i.e., Western European-language) font, and the symbol that will be produced by pressing this key in the selected font. For Bwhebb, for instance, key 33 shows an exclamation mark ! and a Hebrew final nun. Double-clicking will enter it on the command line and copy the European-language equivalent to the clipboard. This is that window:
I would suggest that this Help section needs attention, since these tools are useful and may often need to be accessed by many users.
On a related note, the window/dialog that will enter a character into the editor is opened by clicking the button on the editor toolbar that has a capital A and says, "Choose Character." From the window that opens on clicking that button, one can select a font, such as Bwhebb, from a drop-down list and then double-click on a character to enter it into the editor. This is that window:
Finally, on a somewhat-related note, I can't find any window that will display the Unicode Hebrew keyboard layout. Simply typing keys in it I could eventually find what I was looking for, but the arrangement seems bizarre and counterintuitive. But this may be a feature of Windows and/or Unicode, since I notice that, in the editor, clicking the Unicode Hebrew Font button switches the Windows input language indicator on the taskbar to Hebrew.