Xah Keyboard Blog Archive 2018-10

mouse hover auto click

on desktop computer (not laptop), 1 greatest thing is auto click. (aka dwell) i've been using it since ~2012.

USB Volume Control by DROK d7b1f
Buy at amazon

See also: Keyboards with Volume Wheel

Apple's Magic Trackpad

Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Buy at amazon

one annoying thing about trackpad is the feel of rubbing finger on it. But Apple's latest trackpad solved that. It feels good rubbing on it. Not sure exactly what's the material. Somewhat like the surface of something with thick glossy paint

also, Apple's trackpad is bludsuking expensive. As everything Apple.

by the way, sometimes in the past, i thought about paint, and it occurred to me, paint is just a kinda glue. colored glue.

just wrote a profile on my patreon https://www.patreon.com/xahlee thank you all for putting $ there

Bay Area (NorCal) Mechanical Keyboard Meetup November 10th 2018

mark your calendar Bay Area (NorCal) Mechanical Keyboard Meetup November 10th 2018 https://www.keebtalk.com/t/bay-area-norcal-mechanical-keyboard-meetup-november-10th-2018/3375 i'll be there

Keyboard Shortcut Notations old article.

AKAI APC mini 32b86
AKAI APC mini Buy at amazon 〔image source https://twitter.com/F_YUUCHI/status/1054197361688244224

set the knobs to volume control, and all the buttons for photoshop game emacs. this beats a dedicated programable keypad

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ㄅㄆㄇㄈ zhuyin, phonetic system for Chinese

ㄅㄆㄇㄈ ㄉㄊㄋㄌ ㄍㄎㄏ ㄐㄑㄒ ㄓㄔㄕㄖ ㄗㄘㄙ ㄚㄛㄜㄝ ㄞㄟㄠㄡ ㄢㄣㄤㄥ ㄦ ㄧㄨㄩ that's zhuyin, a phonetic system for Chinese, we learned in Taiwan. Chinese in china don't know it. They use pinyin. pinyin is very similar, except it uses English alphabets.

you can see zhuyin in keyboard used in Taiwan for input Chinese.

Chinese Input Methods

Pinyin 拼音, Zhuyin 注音, IPA Comparison

当你看到这个 ㄅㄆㄇㄈ ㄉㄊㄋㄌ 毫无考虑,马上知道这是啥吗?

twitter poll for mainlainders https://twitter.com/xah_lee/status/1052876445788196864

台湾用。1912发明的. 拼音1950s。和拼音基本一样。 b=ㄅ p=ㄆ m=ㄇ f=ㄈ d=ㄉ d=ㄊ n=ㄋ l=ㄌ. 打字的是,如果是特别排列,可减少按键次数: zhㄓ chㄔ shㄕ rㄖ zㄗ cㄘ sㄙ erㄜ aoㄠ ...

List of Dvorak Keyboards (updated)

and updates to Keyboards without Numeric Keypad

new page on its own.