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Old 16 September 2011, 19:22   #1
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Colemak keymap and Amiga keymap editor in Scala

Hi,

I recently started getting back into Amiga programming again and noticed that I can't really type on a QWERTY keyboard anymore. I use a Colemak layout, mostly because I type a lot and longer periods of typing with QWERTY cause pain in my hands. Since I could not find a Colemak layout for the Amiga, I decided to read up on the Amiga reference documentation and create an editor in Scala (which is a language that is translated to Java bytecode, so it should run everywhere Java runs), mainly to understand how keymaps work and are arranged.
Using this editor, I have created the colemak1 keymap, which was derived from the usa1 keymap.
I decided to share both keymap and layout under

http://github.com/weiju/Fatma

in case it could be useful to someone else than me. For me it has certainly been worth the effort, I am using it on my A1200 as well as on E-UAE and WinUAE.

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Old 16 September 2011, 22:08   #2
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Hm, did you not know that there are already keymap editors available at Aminet?

And not sure why you would want to use a presentation program to create such an editor...
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Hm, did you not know that there are already keymap editors available at Aminet?

And not sure why you would want to use a presentation program to create such an editor...
Hi, I actually had a look at KME and others before I started, but I saw this as an opportunity to dust off my Amiga library and learn what goes into a keyboard layout in general and on the Amiga in particular. I would not have been able to understand how dead class keys work, for example.

Scala in this case is a programming language, not "Scala MM", so the editor does not run on an Amiga system, but on Java.

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