Henrik Nilsen Omma
henrik at ubuntu.com
Fri May 26 13:35:33 BST 2006
Chris Jones wrote:
> I'm just posting an update on the progress of the
> I have nearly reached the first milestone. Entry into other windows
> is possible, and a three key keyboard is rendered in cairo.
Wooot! Off to a flying start :)
> The only thing holding me up is trying to prevent the window gaining
> focus when it is clicked. Could someone familiar with the GOK source
> code tell me how it manages it?
I'm not sure too many people on this list have hacked on GOK. David
Bolter <david DOT bolter AT utoronto DOT ca> would be the best person to
ask, or perhaps other people on the gnome accessibility list.
> I've been thinking of some ideas on how to handle the layout of keys
> on the keyboard. One way of doing it would be having a pair of lines
> or 'rails', which could be curved or straight or whatever. Keys could
> then be packed into the space between these rails, getting they're
> size and shape from the shape of the rails and the distance between
OK, sounds plausible. I had another crazy idea: Could the whole keyboard
be stored as one or more SVG files? Then you could use Inkscape as the
keyboard layout editor. That might make things much more complex though
> This would allow us loads of freedom on the layout of the keys. One
> example would be the pair of radial thumb keyboards that the
> 'ultra-mobile' version of Windows ships with.
That sounds cool. The more flexibility we provide the better.
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