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I'm gathering ideas for a petition campaign to get Colemak officially included into Windows. I want to launch it strongly, so I will likely be making a short video explaining what we would like, why it's justifiable and why it would help people out. I want to do this properly, so it could be a month before a campaign such as this even launches, yet I bet it won't get more than 100 signatures in even say six months. This is a long game, so while it might look pathetic with a low number of signatures at first, perhaps it's so easy to implement that all Microsoft needs is a reminder that *enough* people want it included. Their supposed policy of only including ANSI approved layouts would slowly begin to look daft stacked up against public interest and the fact that their competitors are already ahead of the game.
What we want (KISS):
1. Colemak keyboard layout support out of the box
2. A toggleable option to change the Caps Lock key to backspace
Why it's justifiable:
Takes relatively little to no time or money to develop the feature yet could help a lot of people out. Apple, Linux distributions and Google (Android) already have implemented it, so MSFT is falling behind.
Why it would help people out is up for debate. If you've never heard of Colemak before, seeing it as a listed option that is easy to try might make it easier to give it a shot. But that doesn't *help that person out* immediately. What I want to know is why it would help out the already existing userbase of Colemak users and your reasons for why this could be helpful, if any. Why is a download not convenient enough for you? Cheers.