sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2015

A Keyboard Dream

Keyboard !!! Why..... Why... Why !!!!

A keyboard may not be hot and sexy today, companies want mobile, cloud or big data. Sure a keyboard will not create the "disruption" on the market that marketing people and salesmen wants, but sometimes I got the strangest dream of a unified "Latin America Spanish", "Spain Spanish" and "English US" keyboard layout.

Latin America Spanish

Spain Spanish

US English

Issues, Problems and comments

  • Spain and LA keyboard has 62 keys
  • US Keyboard has 61 Keys.
  • Spain and LA keyboad has the same number of keys but a different symbol distribution.
  • English keyboard has a smaller "Enter" key.
  • Spain and LA has a bigger "Enter" key because the key get narrow on the bellow side, because Spanish language needs the "ñ" key on the keyboard.
  • Spain and LA has a smaller "Left Shift" key to allow the extra "<, >" button.
  • When you use a US English keyboard with a LA Spanish layout the thing that you miss the more is the  "<, >" button.


  • Will it be possible someday to have the same number of keyboard keys and key distribution (physical keys) on all the keyboards?
  • The culture is changing due some globalization, maybe they "symbol location" on they keyboards can eventually change to new standards that are shared by more languages... like for example is absurd to have one symbol distribution for Spanish LA and Spanish Spain. 
  • I only have experience writing in English and Spanish, so it can be good to have some company make an study about all languages keyboards. 
...maybe someday. 

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