Vivaldi Tablet

fish.kungfu at fish.kungfu at
Thu Mar 29 00:54:03 UTC 2012

The Twiddler 2.1 keyboard is a good example of a chorded keyboard.  It became popular with wearable computers where the user wore a heads-up augmented reality type display.


28.03.12, 19:25, "Chad Perrin" <perrin at>":
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 04:24:51PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 09:19:54AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > > 
> > > I think learning a chording keyboard is going to be much more of an
> > > obstacle than using a QWERTY keyboard, considering you can hunt-and-peck
> > > on a QWERTY keyboard, but you have to know the chords to do anything on a
> > > chording keyboard.
> >
> > 	i dont have a clue what a chording keybd is; will google
> > 	after a long nap1  also, i have lost track of who posted the
> > 	'fentek' page, but that is where i got my present mine.
> A chording keyboard is a keyboard or other button-press interface with
> fewer keys so it can fit on a smaller device, where many keycodes are
> gotten by way of combining presses of multiple keys rather than a single
> key as on a standard QWERTY keyboard.  Thus, for instance, where on a
> QWERTY keyboard you get a capital A by holding the Shift key and pressing
> the A key, you might on a chording keyboard also get a lower-case A by
> holding down some key and pressing another key.  This works for keyboards
> with fewer keys because there are many potential combinations of keys
> that could be used; if all keycodes are achieved by a two-button "chord",
> all the keys on a standard 101-key keyboard, plus all Alt-, Shift-, and
> Ctrl-chord keycodes, could be simulated by a mere twenty keys.
> -- 
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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