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Re: OT: computer keyboard advertisement mentions Quenya

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Friday, February 29, 2008, 3:39
Henrik Theiling wrote at 2008-02-29 02:51:36 (+0100)
 > Hi!
 > Rick Harrison writes:
 > >>...
 > >>
 > >>
 > >>- Abel.
 > >
 > > Ooooh, pretty keyboard! (boing boing boing)
 > I like the 'opposite' concept more:

I have one of these.  It's an excellent keyboard.  My model switches
between QWERTY & Dvorak in hardware.  It can also remap keys & even
record macros, though I've never used that feature much.

(I've done a lot of customization, but it's mostly been at the
software end.  Inspired by this:
though my layout isn't particularly like his, & I haven't set up much
in Emacs itself.  In my XKB layout I have Home & Page Up set to Hyper,
and End & Page Down set to mode shift for typing extended characters.)

The various key-screen keyboards seem like a nice idea, but I have
difficulty imagining a situation where it'd be useful enough to
justify the costs.  I just don't look at the keycaps that much.  I
guess it's handy if you're typing on a foreign keyboard layout that
isn't phonetically based on your native one & which you haven't
learned to touch-type on.


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>