[duxhelp] Re: Redefing the braille keyboard

  • From: "Christian Coudert" <ch.coudert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:36:21 +0200

Hello Peter:

You still have forgotten to sleep...

I confirm that on a French keyboard the characters appear as follow:

- lower case:
qsdfghjklmù*

- upper case:
QSDFGHJKLM%µ

So * should be allowed.

Best regards.

Christian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:46 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Redefing the braille keyboard


Jean-François,

I think that we'll be able to fix this.

However, given the information I have about French keyboard layouts, it
appears that you are choosing a very strange set of keys indeed.  Perhaps
instead of:

wxcmù*

You mean:

cxwmù*

Recall that the first of these characters represents dot 1, not dot 3.

Moreover, it doesn't appear to me that the key for * will generally be next
to the key for ù.  The key for * appears to me to be out of reach, so we
don't currently allow its use for braille entry.

Should we allow *?  It is easy to make this change.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jean-François colas
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 12:34 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Redefing the braille keyboard

Precisely, that's what I did. Here is what I get when I try wxcmù* (in
AZERTY) or sdf456 :

Error
You must type exactly six keys in as the "Six-Key Key Set."  The keys you
type represent, in order, what you will type for Dots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
when entering braille by six-key chording.

Best regards,
J.-F.


Message de Peter Sullivan, à 15:41 12/05/06
>Hello Jean-François,
>
>
>Have you tried overriding the key set used by using Global, View
>Preferences?  This is the sixth item in the Global menu.  The last
>control in the menu allows you to enter the keys that should be used
>for six-key entry.
>
>- Peter
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jean-François Colas
>Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 11:23 AM
>To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [duxhelp] Redefing the braille keyboard
>
>Hi all,
>
>Though we are lucky enough with the keyboards we are using for braille
>input, I just found out one which would *perhaps* fit, provided we can
>use other keys than alphabetical ones (typically, for example, using
>the numeric keypad with the right hand, or,  a combination like wxc;'\
>(in QWERTY, which would mean wxcmù* in AZERTY)
>
>But when I try to define such a combination, DBT seems not to find an
>exact number of keys entered.
>
>Is there a way to bypass this limitation?
>
>Thanks,
>J.-F. C.


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