New keyboard layouts
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Tue Jun 22 15:20:53 EDT 2010
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:19 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Australian teachers that I've met have pointed out that their kids are
> primarily taught lowercase letters, and would prefer a keyboard to be
> marked with lowercase letters rather than uppercase letters.
> Not having looked at the key legends for about 28 years, I was
> surprised. ;-) What a fascinating idea.
The litl webbook's keyboard, FWIW, is labelled with lowercase letters.
I always thought that was something that OLPC didn't quite get right.
Young kids are surprised when the letter they press doesn't match
what shows up on the screen. Lowercase looks nice and friendly, too.
OTOH, this keyboard is meant for older students, so maybe it's not as
big a deal.
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