AEKMap Version History
v1.4 Freeware, April 4, 2012
  • 04.04.2012(v1.4)
    • AEKMap is Freeware now. All functions were unlocked.
  • 21.02.2008(v1.3)
    • Release
    • Few unsignificant fixes
  • 21.01.2008(v1.2.5b)
    • "Hardware Hermes" layout parameter implemented. This parameter allows to distinguish keyboard arrow keys from joypad arrows and weel rotation
  • 26.11.2007(v1.2.4b)
    • Safe mode implemented: press&hold left direction key during device startup to have chance for not loading AEKMap into memory
    • "KeypressTimeout" option may be specified in layout file also
    • Fixed random issues with config loading under WM5/6.
    • Fixed old layout incompatibility in Shift/Ctrl/Alt/Win key combinations processing
    • New parameters added into AEKMap.CFG file. These parameters may not be changed with setup utility currently:
      • Size of popup hint font, (default value depends on screen DPI):
        HintFontSize 000F
      • Position of the popup hint
        HintPos XXYY
        where XX / YY are
           00 - left / top
           01 - center
           02 - right / bottom
           other - hint offset from left upper corner
  • 24.09.2007(v1.2.3b)
    • "Installed to storage card" warning message implemented;
    • "Keypress timeout" option was added in settings utility (useful for multiply keypresses processing only);
    • Maximum number of keypresses was increased to 6;
    • More Russian translation.
  • 23.09.2007(v1.2.2b) New features implemented:
    • multiply keypresses support (useful for smartphone keypads localization)
    • Generic AEKMap is now compatible with Symbol's mobile terminals
    • Built-in actions added: layout switch, AEKMap unload, internal Shift/Capslock/Win/Alt/Ctrl support, call to AEBPlus action.
      All additions to layout file format are not affect current layout files.
  • 26.08.2006(v1.2.1): PocketPC screen layout issue fixed.
  • 21.08.2006(v1.2): Release. CAB file platform restrictions removed: you could try to install it on any device now.
  • 19.08.2006(v1.1.5b): Default hint text is changeable now.
    Hint icon size detection algorithm fixed.
  • 19.08.2006(v1.1.4b): AEKMap will now work without AYGSHELL.DLL making it possible to use on non-PocketPC) devices.
    Settings utility interface changed.
    Up to 4 layout switch combinations supported.
    Two hint modes:
    • PopUp window (as it was in previous versions)
    • System tray icon (for non-PocketPC WinCE devices)
    Other minor fixes.
  • 15.01.2006(v1.1.3): Special processing for HTC Wizard arrows key was implemented. Fixed keyboard hook bug making exact keys uncatchable by AEKMap.
  • 01.01.2006(v1.1.2): AEKMap now keeps backlite on while typing on external keyboard (this feature not works on certain devices, eg. FS Loox 710/720). Disabled periodical keyboards rehooking.
  • 18.12.2005(v1.1.1): Added AccentKey2 and AccentKey3 support for alternative characters.
  • 15.12.2005(v1.1): Layout file format changed. Fixed characters mixing bug appearing in fast 10-finger text typing. AEKMap is now available in freeware (unactivated) and registered modes.
  • 01.06.2005(v1.0): AEKMap release (not public available). "Accented key" and application binding implemented.
  • 04.12.2004(v0.9.4): 4 new layouts.
  • 12.11.2004(v0.9.3): New layout added.
  • 11.11.2004(v0.9.2): Small cosmetic changes and 3 new layouts.
  • 07.11.2004(v0.9.1): Shift keys handling algorithm improved.
  • 06.11.2004(v0.9): First AEKMap implementation

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Alexander Eltsyn