A 12:28 97-09-27 -0700, Geoffrey P Waigh a écrit :
>On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, Alain LaBonté - SCT wrote:
>> In the series of ISO/IEC 9995, if you have a limited budget, the most
>> important parts for a programmer, imho, are part 3 (international keyboard
>> layout) and part 7 (symbols and description of functions with their names,
>> in English and French).
>I may have seen 9995 at one point, but it is not in my library at home and
>my current job is away from the internationalization realm (I don't
>suppose anyone knows about using Unicode with SAP?) Is there any support
>for non-PC style keyboards?
Yes, have a look at ISO/IEC 9995-2 for geometry (it is very general).
>PC keyboards are very unsuitable for
>hand-held terminals and other applications where form-factor issues place
>strong constraints on keyboard layouts. Also the strong emphasis on
>chording keys in one standard (I'm assuming 9995) was problematic since we
>designed the hardware to support only a single key being depressed at one
ISO/IEC 9995 is very general, it describes keyboards for almost every use.
It does not deal with hardware. For example, part 8 even deals with bank
teller machines and telephone keypads' allocation of letters (like Q's on 7
and Z's on 9 (: ).
>While I'm in favour of not having to find the half-dozen wandering keys
>everytime I sit down in front of a computer, this is one standard I would
>not want to see in a company's "all products must conform to" list.
ISO/IEC 9995 has been implemented on PCs, on Macs, on Sun machines, on IBM
327X and so on.
Symbols of ISO/IEC 9995-7 have been implemented on different keyboards as
well, including Macs, IBM desktop and portable keyboards (even American
makes, without counting European ones nor Canadian, of course), and so on.
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