UniKey 4.3 RC5 build 200929 developed by programmer Pham Kim Long, whose official website is unikey.org, UniKey for Windows was first released as a free program in 1999. UniKey quickly became popular. Turns thanks to its speed, simplicity and reliability.
This tool has soon become and is still the most popular Vietnamese typing program today. Today, UniKey can be found in most Vietnamese Windows PCs.
The main module of the UniKey Vietnamese Input Method is open source and was first released as part of the x-unikey Vietnamese percussion for Linux in 2001. Since then, it has been integrated into various type of different operating systems and software frameworks. ibus-unikey (developed by Le Quoc Tuan, using UniKey core) is widely used in Linux distributions.
Since Mac OS X Leopard, released in 2007, Apple has integrated UniKey into the built-in Vietnamese percussion of Mac OS. Since 2010, this engine has also been integrated into the Vietnamese percussion available in iOS (starting with iOS 4.0). Therefore, UniKey is currently running on all iPhones and iPads with Vietnamese percussion.
Features of UniKey
Many Vietnamese character sets / charset:
TCVN3 (ABC), VN Unicode, VIQR
VNI, VPS, VISCII, BK HCM1, BK HCM2, etc …
Unicode UTF-8, Unicode NCR Decimal / Hexadecimal for web editors
All 3 popular input methods: TELEX, VNI and VIQR.
All Win32 platforms: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, 2000, XP, 9x / ME.
UniKey is a very compact tool, does not need any additional libraries and does not require installation. UniKey version 4.3 RC5 better support for the new Edge browser.
Click the “Expand” button to find out what you need.
Check if the box “Vietnamese interface” is checked. Uncheck it, the whole interface will switch to English.
You should always set “Encoding” to Unicode. The encoding is basically how characters like “ư” and “a” are represented as numbers that a computer can process. Microsoft Office programs are set to handle Unicode by default. Unicode is considered to be an international standard. The only exception to this is when you use one of the old VNI fonts from many years ago.
“Typing method” is what a combination of keys will form a letter like “huh”. You can choose TELEX (popular), VNI and VIQR. There is also a “Tutorial” button that gives you help in Vietnamese.
Finally there is the option “Boot Windows”. If it is yours, feel free to choose it. If it’s someone else’s machine, then we advise against doing so.
Then click “Close”. The program will now be on the taskbar – unobtrusive, but still available when you need it.
UniKey 4.3 RC5 build 200929 portable || 6.0 MB