The Alphabet : The Center Thumb Key

Here is an alternate way to visualize the chords for the alphabet. Since the alphabet uses only the center thumb key and the four finger keys, these are all that are shown:

thumb finger as base for additional uses
center index middle ring pinky
a apostraphy ', + (add)
b b backslash, pipe
c c comma, less than, 7, &
d slash (divide), question mark
e equill, plus
f f function keys, 9, (
g g Escape, 8, *
h 00
i 2, @
j j ()
k k dollar $
l 6, ^
m asterisk (multiply) *
n n [, {
o Zero, 0, )
p p period, percent, greater than
q q Control key, question mark
r 3, #
s dash (subtract) -, underscore _
t 000
v v semicolon, colon, ], }
w 5, %
x x ampersand
y 4, $
z z back quote `, tilde ~
space 1, !
[ [ {
] ] ] }

Movement : The Far Thumb Key

In addition to <key>shift</key>, motion is on the far thumb key.

thumb finger
far index middle ring pinky
<key>Return</key> <key>Return</key>
<key>Backspace</key> <key>Backspace</key>
<key>Del</key> <key>Del</key>
<key>Right</key> <key>Right</key>
<key>Down</key> <key>Down</key>
<key>Pg Up</key>
<key>Pg Dn</key> <key>Pg Dn</key>
<key>Tab</key> <key>Tab</key>
<key>Scroll Lock</key>
<key>Caps Lock</key>
<key>Print Screen</key>
thumb finger
far & center index middle ring pinky
<key>KP +</key>
<key>KP enter</key> <key>KP enter</key>
<key>KP Begin</key> <key>KP Begin </key>
<key>Del</key> <key>Del</key>
<key>KP Left</key>
<key>KP Right</key> <key>KP Right</key>
<key>KP Up</key>
<key>KP Down</key> <key>KP Down</key>
<key>KP Pg Up</key>
<key>KP Pg Dn</key> <key>KP Pg Dn</key>
<key>KP Home</key>
<key>KP End</key>
<key>KP Ins</key>
<key>KP - </key>
<key>Scroll Lock</key>
<key>Caps Lock</key>
<key>Print Screen</key>

Punctuation & Specials: The Near Thumb Key

Punctuation is most often based on the alphabet chord for the first letter of it's name. For example, the chord for the letter P is:

thumb finger
center index middle ring pinky
p p

and the chord for Period <key>.</key> is the same chord but made with the Near Thumb, not the Center Thumb:

thumb finger
near index middle ring pinky
. .
mnumonic puntuation Shifted
p period <key>.</key> greater than <key»</key>
c comma <key>,</key> less than <key><</key>
a apostrophy <key>'</key> double quote <key>“</key>
v semi colon <key>;</key> colon <key>:</key>

Then there are a few, that you just memorize…

g Escape <key>Esc</key>
q Control <key>Control</key>
n Alt <key>Alt</key>
f function keys 1)

Numbers : The Near Thumb Key Prefix

Shifted Numbers : The Near & Center Thumb Key Prefix

As an alternative to pressing the far thumb key in addition to the near thumb key to get the shifted keys, the chord made by pressing the near thumb key together with the center thumb key can be used. Pressing the near thumb & center thumb at the same time is the same as pressing the far thumb followed by the near thumb, either combination will give you <key>shift</key> and the near thumb prefix.

Several math symbols are mnumoniclay based on the english name of the symbol. For example equall <key>=</key> is the Near Thumb prefix followed be the chord for <key>e</key>. Shift follows QWERTY bindings.

Here are those chords:

alpha with near prefix shifted
e equall = +
a add +
s subtract - underscore _
m multiply *
d divide / ?
b backslash \ |
q question mark ?
z back tick ` tilde ~
p percent %
x ampersand &

Number Pad Motion Keys : The Far & Center Thumb Key

followed by number to generate F1-F9, and uniq chords for F10, F11 & F12
spiffchorder/modified_nasa/alternate_view.txt · Last modified: 2008/01/20 01:23 by priestdo
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