Keyboard layout

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sorchard
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Keyboard layout

Post by sorchard » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:08 pm

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If anyone wants a nice diagram of a Dragon keyboard (or any keyboard), I found an online keyboard designer: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/

The description below can be pasted into the raw data tab to create the image above.

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[{x:0.5,c:"#514141",t:"#c1c4af",a:5,fa:[1]},"!\n1",{f:3},"\"\n2",{f:3},"#\n3",{f:3},"$\n4",{f:3},"%\n5",{f:3},"&\n6",{f:3},"'\n7",{f:3},"(\n8",{f:3},")\n9","\n0",{f:3},"*\n:",{f:3},"=\n-",{a:7,f:2},"BREAK"],
[{f:3},"↑","Q","W","E","R","T","Y","U","I","O","P","@","←","→"],
[{x:0.25},"↓","A","S","D","F","G","H","J","K","L",{a:5},"+\n;",{a:7,f:2,w:2},"ENTER","CLEAR"],
[{x:0.25,w:1.5},"SHIFT",{f:3},"Z","X","C","V","B","N","M",{a:5},"<\n,",">\n.","?\n/",{a:7,f:2,w:1.5},"SHIFT"],
[{x:2.75,f:3,w:8},""]
There is another page that can create CAD data for a metal plate to mount Cherry mx switches: http://www.keyboardcad.com/

As far as I can tell it looks like the Dragon keyboard is on the same 19mm pitch that Cherry mx switches use, meaning that the above layout should fit the Dragon case pretty well.

The only snags are that some of the legends are non standard, and the spacebar is an unusual size i.e. 8 units long. A potential replacement keyboard may have to have a shorter spacebar and a function key to take up the space. Might look a bit odd...
Stew

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