From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jul 16 2005 - 08:14:31 CDT
All of this implies that one cannot have a keyboard layout that does not
match the letters painted on the keys. Which is of course false (although
some people have trouble with the concept, even though they have no probem
with shift states that may vary from those letters....),
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Z. Osborn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:16 AM
Subject: Re: design prototype: the ultimate unicode keyboard?
> ... and all of this without footpedals or levers.
> The implications are significant and not only for extended and non-Lestern
> scripts. Once you are no longer constrained by what is painted on the keys
> the factory, a lot of possibilities are opened up in addition to
> multilingual use of any given keyboard.
> Ultimately a post-QWERTY world? Well if the keyboard is not dedicated to
> layout, even users of one language are not obliged to learn and stay with
> legacy system. I.e., it could facilitate learning and use of alternative
> layouts such as Dvorak for English without requiring a hardware change
> from the legacy layout.
> Don Osborn
> Quoting email@example.com:
>> On 2005/07/15, at 18:56, Johannes Bergerhausen wrote:
>> > http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/
>> And what about languages that work with syllable input ?
>> First letter input: the keyboard displays something like qwerty, second
>> letter input: the keyboard changes to what is possible in combination
>> with the first letter ?!?!?
>> JC Helary
>> ps: the concept itself is very interesting, also the fact that the
>> keyboard was a Mac one.
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