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DreymaR said:

On the flipside, the layout you should be using now for oddness points is probably based on a perfect pangram such as:
Quartz/glyph-job;vex’d,[cwm]finks.\ (The act of carving symbols into quartz, irritated ruffians from a Welsh river valley.)

For all the fun in the world it would be worth, the reason the keys are arranged how they are above is because of the profiling of the keys on each row otherwise my keyboard would resemble a mountain region. I doubt we have any perfect pangrams that match that limitation :o

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Ah, bummer. My IBM Model M clone could do it, but it doesn't have the fun backlighting to go with the experiment. I'm tempted though...

Crayzee Keyboarder Challenge #1: Mod your keyboard to a perfect pangram in a language of your choice. ^_^

Come to think of it, in the world of crayzee keyboarding a board resembling a mountain region might actually score extra oddness points...! :-Þ

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But why is your Caps Lock upside down?

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ghen said:

But why is your Caps Lock upside down?

On German keyboards the Caps Lock always look like that.

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But why is your Caps Lock upside down?

On German keyboards the Caps Lock always look like that.

Also, I use that graphic to represent the Extend key, or generally a Caps key with possibilities. ;-)

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Oh, I thought it generally had the arrow upwards, like Shift. Downwards makes no sense?

Although the keyboards I can find around here just have the text "Caps Lock" on it, nothing else.

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That's just ANSI-centric. ;-)

The downwards arrow makes sense in the sense that it locks down the Shift, but not in the sense that the upwards Shift arrow itself symbolizes upper case. Another symbol is an up arrow with a base under it, like it's fortified. Maybe that's a better representation of CapsLock.

For my usage as the Extend modifier though, it feels right. The down arrow represents going in a different direction from Shift, and since Extend is mostly about going "down" from the modifier to scan code level it's a good symbol.

But hey Ghen, why so serious in the joking around thread? ;-)

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DreymaR said:

That's just ANSI-centric. ;-)

Oh! Sorry to further hijack the joking around thread, but I've never seen the CapsLock arrow pointing down before either! And we are pretty much fully ISO here in the UK.

Does this fall into one of those "English-speaking-countries vs rest-of-the-world" things?

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Probably not. And I was trying to be funny about the ANSI image. No, I haven't seen the down-arrow-Caps anywhere except on German boards. Not to my knowledge.

So much for trying to be funny...

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DreymaR said:

But hey Ghen, why so serious in the joking around thread? ;-)

Sorry, I was genuinely wondering why it appeared te be upside down, thought it was maybe part of the joke. ;-)

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You know who else is upside down? Batman! And I replied with a Joker quote, lulz! ^_^

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What the heck is going on in this video...

There an article too: https://www.beyondtheechochamber.com/th … s-colemak/

Apparently we're the best layout out of the main three though. We need work on Satan Summoning and Scrolling Through Infinite News Feeds though

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He probably didn't use Extend with his Colemak. I have a hotkey set for summoning Satan Lucifer, Lord Of Lies And Rakish Elegance. It's a variant of the Colemak-ⲔⲰ[eD] one. And Scrolling Through Infinite Feeds is fairly easy to automate with most tools.

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DreymaR said:

I haven't seen the down-arrow-Caps anywhere except on German boards.

It should be upside-down only on Australian boards. That would be (nearly) funny.

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DreymaR said:

He probably didn't use Extend with his Colemak. I have a hotkey set for summoning Satan Lucifer, Lord Of Lies And Rakish Elegance. It's a variant of the Colemak-ⲔⲰ[eD] one. And Scrolling Through Infinite Feeds is fairly easy to automate with most tools.

I have started a test on Scrolling Through Infinite Feeds, but I haven't got to the end of the test yet.

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I can't type on Dvorak therefore it's bad

Oh wait this is a thread for funny content? Never mind...

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If a keyboard layout can't be used by anyone immediately and without any practice, the layout is bad.
I can't type on Dvorak immediately without any practice.

Therefore Dvorak is a bad layout.

QED

Can't argue with that logic. It's quite ironclad. ;)

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That's quite funny... until you come across people who mean it. RIP. :-o

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