new qwerty keyboard, Literki

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak seba.dos1 at
Tue Jun 16 16:03:51 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:14, Michal Brzozowski<rusolis at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I gave it a shot and made a new keyboard. It's only 2 days old, but it's
> working well for me so I'm announcing it.
> Assumptions:
> - Ignore window managers and always stay on top.
> - Turn on transparency if it's covering something you're typing. If it's
> still covering change the color or move it up or down the screen.
> - Configurable, let's you switch layouts, and make new ones.
> To do list:
> - Show/hide with AUX
> - Support screen rotating (involves making a separate layout for horizontal
> screen)
> - Support dictionary and prediction (this might take a while :-))
> The current layout has most of the keys, so works well with the terminal.
> It's still good for sms though, the keys are big. There is some area for
> improvement here.
> The transparency uses the old XShape extension, so no alpha blending, etc.
> It's a bit more uggly, but works quite well. It works best with the terminal
> if there isn't big contrast between the letters and the background. So if
> you use a black background, change the letters to gray instead of white.
> Then if you change the keyboard color to red, you can see both the terminal
> and the keyboard very well.
> I can post some screenshots, if you kindly remind me what the screenshot app
> was called :-)
> Instructions:
> After installing run "literki". Press on the little logo to show/hide. Check
> out the four keys on the top for what they do.
> You can edit some options in /etc/literki.conf. The layout is in
> /etc/literki_layout.conf. It's somewhat similar to the *.kbd files, but it's
> not compatible. I changed some things and it's a bit more flexible.
> I'm hoping to hear suggestions on improvement.
> Michal

Nice name of app :) Pomijając już świetny pomysł na samo działanie ;)

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