OT: keyboard layouts

Taavi Burns taavi-LbuTpDkqzNzXI80/IeQp7B2eb7JE58TQ at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 12 16:20:22 UTC 2003

On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 10:59:02AM -0500, Fraser Campbell wrote:
> 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.

While learning the layout myself, I printed out a diagram of a
keyboard (colour coded for which keys are to be hit by which fingers)
and put it under the monitor.  You shouldn't ever be looking at the
keyboard while typing.  That's what the nubs on f and j and 5 (or d
and k on mac keyboards) are for.  :)

> > 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 :-)

Aye, that's the trick.  :)

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