Re: Much better Latin-1 keyboard for Windows

From: busmanus (
Date: Sat Jul 24 2004 - 11:51:04 CDT

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    Cristian Secarã wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 08:38:36 -0400, Alain LaBonté wrote:
    >>The concept of group and group selection [...] was taken into
    >>consideration by ISO with the intent to extend it to multiple
    >>groups. However the multiple group model, if it exists, has not
    >>been standarized yet and deployed fully in its modalities, but
    >>time may have come for this.
    > For my national Romanian keyboard standard, I have defined two further
    > concepts, somewhat inspired by MS Windows OS:
    > - keyboard language; a system can have more than one language defined
    > for a keyboard, to suit a particular need for local ethnic communities

    My intuition would suggest, that the language setting should be
    independently modifiable if necessary from within the editor you are
    working with, rather than having different language versions for
    otherwise identical keyboard layouts. Or did I miss something?

    Of course it makes sense to have _one_ default language for any
    given keyboard layout, only this should not override your choice in the

    > - character arrangement; a given keyboard language can have as many
    > character arrangements as needed, to suit a particular need [mainly
    > professional, but not limited to]; each character arrangement consist
    > of one ore more group, each group defined in traditional ISO/IEC 9995-x
    > way

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