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- Mar 29, 2015
... this should not be necessary to communicate in English, German or French
English is never a problem as it has so little "symbols" on letters or extra-letters. So this keyboard is adapted to "German and French". I think there are a lot of other western European languages with a lot of millions of speakers and we will see how good we can transform/adapt keyboard to work well with those languages.
In my opinion "US International" layout was the best option, adapting it to Pyra Keyboard, as with US International you can write directly (with SAME layout, not changing) in all important European languages (and this includes languages spoken in America, Australia and other places with strong European presence).
Of course I KNOW "It is -done-", so now we only can wait to have Pyra and adapt keyboard by software and see how good adaptation goes (with a Keyboard for German/French with its "special" characters).
PD: Daily I use 2 western languages in my computer, so I prefer to use only US Int layout, instead of changing between different layouts constantly.
...There is no Alt-Gr. These are fully realized characters on the Fn layer.
... there is an entire additional layer accessible by Fn+Shift+key. Fn+Shift are laid out to be easily 'chordable' - to be pressed with a single thumb on the front right keymat corner or shoulder mashed with the finger(s) on the left shoulder.
Well, German and French language will be good served (English doesn't need it). We will see how all other western languages, with millions of speakers, will be served without AltGR (mapping it on other side). We will see as "it is done" (good or bad, "it is done").
If you have to use it a lot of times, pressing 2 modifiers (at same time or consecutively) will not work in good way. We will see how we adapt it.