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Levi
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 Message 2673 of 3735
21 October 2012 at 10:15pm | IP Logged 
Chung wrote:
I should clarify though that I'm curious about Levi's technique of combining all of his languages of Latin-based alphabets into one layout. Ultimately I'd still need at minimum two layouts since I've got Ukrainian Cyrillic (which doubles as my Mari keyboard) too.

This is what it looks like. As you can see, it's based not on the QWERTY layout (originally designed to slow down typing on typewriters to prevent them getting jammed), but on the much more efficient Dvorak layout. Note that the cedilla key doubles as the ogonek.



Edited by Levi on 21 October 2012 at 10:41pm

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Serpent
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 Message 2674 of 3735
21 October 2012 at 10:33pm | IP Logged 
I just use abcTajpu:)
here's my substitution list:
X=Ç|C=Ć|J=Č|A=Ã|M=Ñ|L=Ł|P=Ø|a=ã|x=ç|c=ć|j=č|E=Ę| Q=Ą|O=Õ|o=õ|p=ø|m=ñ|d=ś|D=Ś|e=ę|q=ą|l=ł|v=ź|V=Ź| Z=Ż|z=ż|h=♥|n=ń|N=Ń|ö=>|,=<|ж=>|б=<

(you type the letter and then you press a hotkey to change it) many of these are arranged by proximity (e.g. those for c, z), j is č because i mostly need it for the name Kranjčar as of now :-)
The layouts I have set are Finnish and Russian, but the physical keyboards sold in Finland have one extra key >_< so I needed a way to type those squared brackets.

I was planning to make a custom layout one day, but typing a letter and then F12 is easier than typing AltGr+letter, imo.
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Chung
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 Message 2675 of 3735
21 October 2012 at 11:03pm | IP Logged 
That looks promising, Levi. Thanks. I'll look into it.
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TheMatthias
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 Message 2676 of 3735
22 October 2012 at 12:57am | IP Logged 
Super easy to change keyboard on a Mac
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stifa
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 Message 2677 of 3735
22 October 2012 at 1:20am | IP Logged 
^It's relatively easy on Windows too, so no need to be an elitist...

I don't get the keyboard layout editor to work. It doesn't show a keyboard at all..
perhaps I've got the wrong version of .net or something. (I'm running win764bit)
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Levi
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 Message 2678 of 3735
22 October 2012 at 1:39am | IP Logged 
That's unfortunate. Microsoft hasn't updated the software in many, many years, and no longer even provides technical support for it. Nor is there any kind of open-source alternative that I've been able to find.
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overscore
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 Message 2679 of 3735
22 October 2012 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
I use Colemak. It is an efficient keyboard layout with support for all European
languages, and then more. I believe it is more comfortable than Dvorak too, since it
won't kill your pinky finger.


http://bit.ly/PLdP3r

With some training you can type pretty fast in other languages.
This layout comes bundled with OS X and Linux by default, on Windows you need to install
it.

Edited by overscore on 22 October 2012 at 4:06am

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montmorency
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 Message 2680 of 3735
22 October 2012 at 3:40pm | IP Logged 
The whole Qwerty vs Dvorak story may possibly be an urban myth

On the other hand, I've learned to be as skeptical of some of the myth-busters as of the myths.


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