Author Topic: HHKB-type backspace position for ISO enter? :)  (Read 845 times)

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Offline Sigmoid

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HHKB-type backspace position for ISO enter? :)
« on: Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:22:41 »
Hey!

I personally prefer the ISO layout to ANSI, and since in that case Enter / Return takes up the wide "backslash" key that HHKB-like layouts use for Delete / Backspace...
So I have an idea for amalgamating the two, and thought to ask you guys what you think of it.



See, backspace on the home row! Do you think it would be a nice solution?

Offline Want

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Re: HHKB-type backspace position for ISO enter? :)
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 May 2015, 17:56:10 »
Wow, cool. If I still had an programmable ISO board that wasn't getting ready for sale, I'd try this out asap.
This along with an alternate layout (such as dvorak) would be pretty baller.

Offline davkol

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Re: HHKB-type backspace position for ISO enter? :)
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 04 May 2015, 05:28:12 »
I'm not a fan of these key clusters, because of accidental key presses. Backspace is a destructive function.
Moreover, key placement *inside* the key section makes it more difficult to use while editing with the nav cluster (unless you're using a 60% keyboard with no nav cluster).

The whole debate would be over, if more vendors adopted split spacebars. That actually leads me to another idea: the ISO/IEC 9995 standard permits backspace on the bottom row. It could be a palm key in the corner…