Re: Latin-script keyboard layout (was RE: Quick Question About Korean Input Methods)

From: Robert Abel (
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 16:29:39 CST

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    2010/01/07 19:40, verdy_p:
    > in practice, this is not even needed on a AZERTY keyboard: there's
    > already a standard dead key for the circumflex
    > (which can be typed without pressing any other key), and the ">" is located on the shifted state of the 102th key
    > (whose unshifted state is used for "<").
    > For me it would seem more logical to locate a caron on the "<" key, and no neeed to add another mapping for the
    > circumflex

    But that doesn't take into consideration that this program doesn't
    directly work with keyboard output but with what's being typed through
    the layout. If you can reach ^ really fast while typing regular text on
    AZERTY, that's just dandy. I know that the German QWERTZ keyboard layout
    has the ^ key located on the top left - right under Esc, so it can't be
    reached as easily as > while typing. The >, which is next to shift on
    German QWERTZ, can be reached more quickly in my opinion, so it's good
    to have a n-to-1 mapping since different keyboard layouts have the keys
    on a different position and are therefore harder or easier to type (on
    top of the user not being used to type these sequences most of the time
    in the first place).



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