[duxhelp] Re: Redefing the braille keyboard

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:41:56 -0400

Jean-François,

With the code revision we are now examining, DBT will not prevent you from
using:

,nb;:!

But there's no guarantee that this will work with your keyboard.

The code we are now considering essentially allows use of all the keys in
the home row, the line above the home row, and the line below the home row,
except for Shift, Tab, Caps Lock, and Enter.  These keys remain reserved.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jean-François Colas
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:51 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Redefing the braille keyboard

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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