More directly to your point:
I'm curious about the input that is now used in China. Is there a different
keyboard layout for typing the input in pinyin and converting toºº×Ö, or is
there a commonly used way of inputtingºº×Ö directly?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Tony Whitson
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:07 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: QWERTY Re: [xmca] technological tools & foreign cultures
You might want to consider the QWERTY keyboard layout,
which was specifically designed to DISABLE people from typing the keys
faster than the mechanical typewriters of that time could handle.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY .
On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, basile zimmermann wrote:
> I was wondering if someone on the list could help me find information on
> "affordances or cultural constraints 'inside' technological tools, based
> history and design".
> Things like when an ASCII keyboard is based on the latin alphabet, which
> inconvenient for writing in Chinese, the issue of 'corrupted' French (and
> other foreign languages) accents in e-mails*, or the fact that websites
> can only be written in plain English etc.
> Any help really appreciated (I am looking for more references/comparisons
> my thesis) --thanks very much in advance,
> *I actually wrote myself a very short "first-try" article (5 pages) on
> issues about a year ago. If someone wants to have a look email me
> and I'll be very glad to send a copy.
> Basile Zimmermann
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