I was doing some braille entry today and quite liked the keyboard as is, thank you very much. Your "obviously" suggestion flies in the face of those of us used to the Perkins-style keyboard. I think the layout is very logical. My only suggestion would be a better method of entering shifted characters.
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On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Kitty Litter wrote:
While reading the manual I came across the section regarding finding text. The manual refers to this mysterious braille keyboard. Not that I want one, but is this product available? The manual also refers to entering the text to be found in braille. After fiddling around with this I figured out how this is done. The only thing I can say about it is that the person who developed this part of the software had no clue about braille and little consideration for the end user. It's really too bad because this would be quite useful. For those who care you press 7+8+9 which places you in braille edit mode. From there you press keys corresponding to the dots of the braille character you want to enter in the find buffer. Dots 1-3 are star A and D and dots 4-6 are keys 7 4 and 1. Obviously dots 4-6 should be mapped to keys pound C and F so it wouldn't interfere with the zero key. Although not perfec, at least this would look more like a real braille cell and allow people to use it.