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Re: Announcing Benct X-SAMPA (BXS) keyboard for Windows

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7:54
Carsten Becker skrev:
 > Matahanay sitang-yang:
 >> I'll have a look at it later today when I'm back at
 >> home again.
 > The docu PDF lacks the key Y! The listing there goes
 > *[Q] [W] [E] [R] [T] [U] [I] [O] [P] ([..] = respective
 > key here).

How's that for a blooper! I blame it on the merger of
unstressed /y/ and /8/ _u_ in my dialect! [kv\Et`8] could be
spelled either QWERTY or QWERTU (or KVERTU or... :-) Anyway
I'm working on fixing it, which turned out not being as easy
as inserting some cells in the tables: the deadkey tables
got broken when I tried.

 > Also, as I said I'd have problems with QWERTY keyboards --
 > would it me much of a pain to derive a QWERTZ layout as
 > for German?

I'll look into it -- or I could send you the instructions
for doing it yourself!

 > The problem with QWERTY is that not only Y and Z are
 > swapped, but almost all punctuation is, too.

Ah, yes I see. Actually the Swedish QWERTY swaps most
punctuation too, but I made an American version first, as
being most useful to the greatest number of conlangers.

I am aware how frustrating it is to type when the letters
aren't in the right places. I tried to type on an AZERTY
keyboard last summer...

 > Frankly, I'm too lazy to print out a chart and look at
 > it everytime I want to enter something. However, if it's
 > too much work for you at the moment and/or if you don't
 > have the time, I'll make a modified version myself then
 > of course.

OK I'll send you the instructions. Later. Today. I hope.
I'll be happy to put your German version on my page when
it's done.

 > Regards Carsten

Likewise, BP


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>Benct X-SAMPA (BXS) keyboard for Windows corrected and updated