qwerty layout shortcuts

Dylan Semler dylan.semler at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 05:28:17 UTC 2006


On 12/27/06, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On KDE I've got three keyboard layouts installed- US English, Dvorak,
> and Hebrew. I go nuts switching over to US English everytime that I
> need to perform a keyboard shortcut. How can I have the keyboard
> shortcuts work as if the keyboard is always qwerty? I'd like to
> configure it at the X level rather than at the KDE level, but I'd
> accept any solution that works. Thanks in advance.


What do you mean by keyboard shortcuts.  Can you give an example?

I know for emacs, doing ctrl-x ctrl-s and ctrl-x ctrl-c is really awkword in
dvorak, so I've remaped ctrl-x to ctrl-o, ctrl-s to ctrl-e, and ctrl-c to
ctrl-u.  This way I can save and quit much easier.  This is done by placing
the following in my .emacs file:

(global-set-key (kbd "C-o") ctl-x-map)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-e") (lookup-key global-map (kbd "C-x C-s")))
(global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-u") (lookup-key global-map (kbd "C-x C-c")))

You're probably looking for something much more general, but if you use
emacs, this quick fix will save a lot of finger-pain.

-- 
Dylan

Type faster.  Use Dvorak:
http://dvzine.org
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