How to bring forward the community?

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at
Fri Apr 6 02:04:27 CEST 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 23:43, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at> wrote:
> On 02/29/2012 05:35 AM, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
>>> Then, we have to define a keyboard layout. QWERTY or ABCDEF. Add
>>> numeric keys or make them Num+QWERTY to save one row of keys.
>>> And to unsimplify, we need a US, a UK, a German, a French, an Italian
>>> layout and maybe Chinese, Japanese etc. This is doable by exchanging
>>> keycaps or keymats - but we have to stock and provide several different
>>> ones.
>> Layout could be changed via software.
>> What is actually printed on keys, does not matter much, it is changable on
>> user side.
> Or just don't print it, a la .
>  :)
> For me, it's the tactile feedback of a hardware keyboard I like--and I don't
> mean making the phone vibrate or the whole screen's "clicking" down or the
> phone's making a click sound when I hit a key, but being able to clearly
> /feel/ the edges of the keys so I know what key I'm hitting before I hit it
> and even when my finger is covering the keys.  No idea if you could simulate
> it well enough with something like Senseg's (electro-static) haptics
> technology ( +
> ), but I have my doubts, and
> I'm sure patents and licensing costs make that a no-go, anyway.

One idea to get the feeling of buttons is to use a protective film with
some cuts or similar that you can feel, over the area where the virtual
keyboard may appear.

> Mike

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