From: Cristian Secarã (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 27 2004 - 15:47:10 EDT
On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 13:12:10 -0400, Michael Everson wrote:
> I disagree. More is better. See
I disagree. Less is better :)
Honestly, that depends on the OS used.
A keyboard is useful to the end-user, only if this user *knows* what
that keyboard has to offer.
On MacOS, there is a very intuitive application that helps the user to
discover its keyboard (I don't remember the application's name -
keycap, keymap, or smth).
For this OS, no matter how many characters can be generated, so far the
user can see them all (and yes, the user can).
On Windows, such a tool does not exist; therefore the top key on a
keyboard must be physically labeled in order for the user to know which
key makes what.
For this OS, less characters means better, because a very complicated
keyboard labeling will lead to a nightmare.
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