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Re: One handed Emacs


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: One handed Emacs
Date: Thu, 05 May 2005 23:26:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"rgb" <address@hidden> writes:

>> called the Frog Pad
>> They sell right and left handed models.
>> The computer sees it as just another PC compatible keyboard
>> so it should work with emacs.
>         ----------------------
> For normal typing I have no doubt it's fine but I take it you
> don't have any firm idea how hard it is to emit the modified
> keys we use so regularly like C-M-@ or C-x C-f?

The easiest way would be to have a lot of "function" keys to bind them
to usual commands.

On a normal keyboard there's usually a total of:

  12 normal function keys,
+  3 SysRq, Scroll Lock, Break
+ 16 keypad keys.
----
  31 unused keys.

Slighly more function keys would be able on a Sun keyboard.

There are special keyboard for POS with 225 keys, that would be
perfect to bind usual emacs commands.
http://www.electronickeyboards.com/POS-retail-keyboards.html


Otherwise, the cheapest solution could be to add a second keyboard,
but I don't know if X allows emacs to distinguish keys of one keyboard
from the other easily.


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