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Re: APL and J

Postby alexeyv on Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:29 pm

JohnS|Dyalog wrote:
... as a Dvorak user on Mac I've designed my APL layout with Ukelele application.

Hi Alexey. I'd be interested in seeing your Dvorak layout for APL characters.
See: https://dfns.dyalog.com/n_dvorak.htm

Oh that is very interesting! My layout was based on mnemonics and accessibility of the symbols I use most, and as well the simplicity to learn.

See 2 images attached. One is the normal Dvorak layout (without and with Shift modifier) and another one with the Alt(Option) (with and without Shift modifier) key pressed, to enter APL characters.
Dvorak OSX with Alt - APL characters
Dvorak OSX normal layout
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Re: APL and J

Postby JohnS|Dyalog on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 am

Nice, Alexey - thank you. I understand your layout: ⍳ is on I; ⍴ is on R; etc. Some years ago, I tried to learn Dvorak, peaking at around 25wpm, but this has now faded back down to nothing through lack of practice. I find this little Dvorak-typing video soothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5CeNunbHto

Re: APL and J

Postby Adam|Dyalog on Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:09 pm

To aid in remembering the layout, I've created these US and UK mnemonics' charts based on the (Danish) mnemonics my father taught me:

US: https://i.snag.gy/Ts5woi.jpg

UK: https://i.snag.gy/KgJpab.jpg
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