[duxhelp] Re: Redefing the braille keyboard

  • From: Jean-François Colas <jfcolas@xxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 13:50:57 +0200

Hello Peter & all,

That's right, there was indeed a little mistake, I meant cxwmù*, and not wxcmù*. Well, I realize that I have often been heard about an sdfjkl emulation, regardless of the meaning of the letters, which may explain my confusion. :)

However, should the "*" be the only one added, as for some other keyboards, a "right" combination could be a quite different one... So what about the punctuations we find on the lowest line of an AZERTY keyboard:
<wxcvbn,;:!
in order to allow, for exemple:
,nb;:!



Best regards, J.-F.


At 03:46 17/05/2006, you wrote:
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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