Re: Hexadecimal in many scripts (ISO 14755)

Date: Wed Jun 09 1999 - 14:28:52 EDT

>> Throughout this voluminous thread, I've seen several people
       ask whether > anyone has a keyboard that does NOT include the
       Latin letters A-Z and > a-z, or the digits 0-9.

>It seems pretty sure that everyone has the ability to type A-F
       and 0-9 in *some* mode of the keyboard. The question is, is it
       ergonomically sound to make non-Latin users switch first to
       Latin mode, then to
       Unicode magic mode, enter 4 hex characters, exit Unicode mode,
       and return to the original mode.

       But if the non-Latin keyboard driver had its own Unicode mode
       which was based on the Latin A-F, 0-9, then switching to this
       would be the same as for a Latin user and would the same amount
       of hassle. I.e. in all keyboards doing a certain magic
       keystroke enables a Latin based Unicode mode. Would that then
       become useable?

       Martin Hosken

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