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Re: OT : Qwerty variants

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 13:18
At 14:08 2.2.2003 -0600, Peter Clark wrote:
> Agreed; since I'm using Linux (although this applies to anything > running X), >I just swapped the key assignments so there is a closer 1-1 symbolism. Where >there is no direct English equivalent, I use shape correspondence; hence, w = >ш (sh), h = ч (ch) (See, it's an upside down "h"), x = Ñ…, etc. Then for >those >that neither match shape nor sound, I resort to the number row, which even >then has some sense. For щ (shch), since it is close in shape to ш (sh), I >use 2; 3 and 4 are respectively э (e) and Ñ‘ (jo), since they are close to е >(je). 6 is ÑŒ (soft sign) because of shape correspondence, so 5 is Ñ (hard >sign) because of position. 7, because it is close to у (u), is ÑŽ (ju), >and 8, >because it is close to и (i) is й (j). > The only difficulties I have experienced with this layout is my > habitual >swapping of b with v and c with s; when I want to type все (vsje) I >sometimes >type бце (btsje). > :Peter
Back when I still ha a Mac <sigh> and could hack new keyboard layouts myself with ResEdit <SIGH> I created a layout for someone one the same principle but a somewhat differerent mapping (based on a Swedish standard keyboard): § = shch + = hard sign (the key to the right of the zero key) q = ch w = sh e = je y = y (bI) h = kh/x j = /j/ ' = soft sign < = e (key to the left of the z key) x = zh c = ts å = jo ä = ja ö = ju The person whom I made it for still uses it to his satisfaction, since his Macs both still work <SIIIGH> / B.Philip Jonsson B^)> -- (delete X!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them. -Dr. Samuel Johnson (1707 - 1784)