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
> Regards Carsten