OT: keyboard layouts

Fraser Campbell fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 12 15:59:02 UTC 2003

On Friday 12 December 2003 10:21, Taavi Burns wrote:

> > I'd like to get myself a new keyboard for Christmas.  I'm considering the
> > split keyboard (Microsoft Natural IIRC) or a dvorak layout.
> And these two are mutually exclusive how?  :)
> You can easily use both.  If you're interested in alternative layouts
> for the keyboard, you should be quite prepared to NOT be looking at the
> keys anyway, so the glyphs on them shouldn't matter.

Are you suggesting I buy a regular split keyboard but tell the system that 
it's dvorak?  Glyphs on the keyboard are rather useful when you're still 
learning the layout.

> I have a few coworkers who use keybaords from Kinesis.  I believe that
> one of them uses it with a Dvorak, while the other still uses qwerty.
> Kinesis offers a selection of keyboards ranging from nearly
> traditional to "pretty far out and pricey".  So again, it depends how
> much you want to spend.
> http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/keyboards.htm
> http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/us_versions.htm

Ahh, do I want the chair mounted evolution keyboard with built in touchpad, or 
do I want the Professional Contoured Keyboard with foot pedal, on the fly 
qwerty->dvorak switching, hmmm ... now do I want to spent over 200 USD on a 
keyboard :-)

Fraser Campbell <fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org>                 http://www.wehave.net/
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