So it is official, I have my new keyboard!
A few months ago, I ordered a Ginny from gboards.ca and it arrived today.
The build is absolutely beautiful, and after a few minutes struggle I was able to bang out these words. Speed will come with practice, and I am eager to see how limiting myself to writing on a 10 ten key keyboard will affect my experience of writing...
I mean, other than speed. These first few words were brutal. :)
Careful, that's what got me hooked too.
I'm currently trying to get my head around flashing the firmware. There's a couple of things that fly WAAAAAY over my head.
@RussSharek Eh, I'm not going to be able to get to deep into it (un)fortunately. A few minutes search didn't turn up a way to get it set up on Linux and I don't use my tablet enough for writing to be worth digging into.
I've got it bookmarked for later, but without a useable option available...
I hear you. It's in that weird spot where it is an idea for an implementation, and very few people have built anything that supports it.
I believe Plover, which is traditionally used for stenography, has a configuration that supports asetniop. Additionally, if you have a fancy programmable keyboard you can create a layer for it.
@RussSharek I worked on a linux interface (driver and desktop app) for a very similar keyboard when I was at Recurse Center. Instead of traditional chording, it would show the next 1 or more letters available under each key, adapting as you typed a word (changing after you hit each key).
That was the boring part, the real fun was having it learn from your n-grams as you use it, so it places your most likely next letters right under your fingertips. It stored portable markov-like-chain data.
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