Re: [NTLK] Newton Screen Test - Take 3

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Date: Mon Feb 02 2009 - 14:56:57 EST

On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:24:23 -0500, Frank Lowney wrote:
> Can the Newton keyboard layout be changed? Not the
> language but the keyboard layout. Could you implement DVORAK or some
> yet-to-be-invented system on Newton?
> What would a stylus-optimized keyboard layout look like? What would
> the underlying assumptions be (e.g. hold device in one hand, operate
> stylus in the other)?

I think it came with styles+ but I can't remember anymore, it's been so

Anyway, my newton has a "one finger" keyboard layout. The layout is:
(best viewed with a fixed width font)

z v c h w k
f i t a l y
<s> n e <sp>
g d o r s b
q j u m p x
< > cap opt

<s> is shift and is two keys wide
<sp> is space and is two keys wide
cap is caps lock, 2-wide
opt is also 2-wide
< and > are the arrows.

I haven't worked with it much so I don't know how much faster it is to
type on. It doesn't have numbers or special characters, which is the
main reason I pull out the on-screen keyboard.


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