Softsystemware: Keyboard layout of iLEAP

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keyboard layout of iLEAP

Structure of the Inscript Keyboard

The Inscript overlay is same for all the Indian scripts, and contains the basic characters required for all of them. The Inscript
keyboard overlay shown below is for the Assamese and Bengali scripts. The characters which are not used in Bengali are not
shown in the overlay. Assamese is also written in the Bengali script.
When the Scroll Lock is Off (indicated by an LED), the normal English overlay is active. Scroll Lock has to be put On for selecting
Inscript overlay. Characters available in this overlay are shown in the right half of the key tops.

In the Inscript overlay the following English overlay characters are available in their usual places:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ( ) - , .
Inscript Keyboard overlay has been optimized both for touch-typing as well as sight-typing. Touch typing is done primarily through
characters in the first three rows. The second row is the Home row in which the fingers of both hands rest. This makes the
characters in the Home row easiest to type, followed by those in the 3rd row and then in the 1st row. The characters in the 4th row
are primarily meant for sight typing.

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