On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 3:22 PM Max Hayden Chiz <max.chiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm about ready to start customizing my Atreus.
1) Is there a forum, wiki, mailing list, or other place for QMK layout
modifications in general? The best I could find on the QMK website was the
Discord server. Is there anything else that I missed?
2) Is there some script that can take a QMK layout and generate a printed
diagram like what comes with the Atreus?
Some of the repository layouts have nice ASCII art diagrams, probably done
by hand. I suck at that kind of thing, but if there's a good script, I'd
love to use it.
3) I want a FrogPad-like layer for each hand. (
http://www.frogpad.com/FrogPad/Support.html). Someone is trying to make a
Mac keyboard layer like it here:
https://github.com/stevenmchoi/mac_frogpad; but has anyone tried to do
this with QMK? Or do I have to start from scratch? Any advice on how to
make it work best?
4) I want to experiment with a layer that does syllable chording. The
Velotype is the most famous of these.
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4804279 (The learning software is
free: http://www.velotype.com/en/?Downloads). But there are others, e.g.
https://sites.google.com/site/ploverdoc/jackdaw. Someone has tried to
make a Velotype layer for a querty keyboard:
https://github.com/kqr/qweyboard/ and there's a QMK ergodox layer for the
Is there a way to contact those developers via GitHub to ask them
I like the *idea* of the faster typing speed without having to put in the
work to learn steno, but I'm not sure about how this works in practice. Has
anyone tried anything similar? Does anyone have any thoughts on the general
Is there a GH or DA thread discussing the idea that I haven't found
(otherwise I'm making one)?
My current thinking is that since mirrored layouts are easier to learn, it
might be possible to come up with a two-handed FrogPad variation that works
well (and thus leaves you with only 1 new layout to learn).
5) Does anyone have any ideas on a way to use the Plover steno mode with
the Atreus? Generally speaking, you need each hand to be 6-keys wide. I'm
not good enough with Plover to know what the best work-around would be (if