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Modified NASA keybindings

Mappings still in progress
*NOTE*: These are the chords I use. The code of the spiffchorder can be easily modified allowing you to set the chords any way you like. This just happens to be what I am use to. -Greg

A few general notes

As a general rule the spiffchorder is using the standard keybindings were possible. This is a benifit as most of you are coming to chording already familiar with the QWERTY keyboard. As such prefixing a chord with <key>Shift</key> does what you would expect, <key>Shift - ] </key> generates <key> } </key>, <key>Shift - 3</key> generates <key>#</key> and so on.

There are lots of chord possibilities, if you look at the nasa_us.h file you will see quite a few empty spaces associated with posible chords. At the same time, this welth of chords offers the oportunity for several chords to generate the same key. For example, there are at least 2 ways to get a Question Mark <key>?</key>, you don't need to learn both, just the one that works for you.1)

There are a number of ways to think about the chords, usually one will make the most sence to you. Here are two ways to chart them out.

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Punctuation and Modifiers on Near Thumb

These chords work in Default Mode or in Number Mode

Left Hand Chorder You can make it Right Hand Chorder Hint
fingers thumb for either hand thumb fingers mnumonic based
PRMI N C F key F C N I M R P on letter chord
<key>■</key> <key>N</key> <key>;</key> / <key>:</key> N XX
X N <key>,</key> / <key><</key> N X C = comma
XX N <key>.</key> / <key>></key> N XX P = period
XXX N <key>'</key> / <key>“</key> N XXX A = apostrophy
X N <key>Function Key Prefix</key> N X
X N <key>Esc</key> N X
XXX N <key>Alt</key>2) N XXX
X X N <key>Ins</key> N X X
XX X N <key>Control</key>3) N X XX
XXXX N <key>Num Mode Lock</key> N XXXX
XXXX NC <key>NumLck</key>4) CN XXXX
N F <key>BREAK</key>5) N F
NCF Reset Chorder6) NCF

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1)
Near Thumb followed by q or Shift + slash
2)
Normaly generates Left Alt key, in Number Mode generates Right Alt Key
3)
Normaly generates Left Control key, in Number Mode generates Right Control Key
4)
Conventional keyboard Numlock
5)
Conventional keyboard Break key
6)
Reset to Default Mode
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