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Re: Keyboard events for accessible RIAs and Games

From: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:37:53 +0100
Message-ID: <CAOK8ODh2dnHwcqyfkthzpCtHiaQLJMN6N_mvSAWcZyM-h8ZdOw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wez <wez@chromium.org>
Cc: Gary Kacmarcik (Кошмарчик) <garykac@chromium.org>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Wez <wez@chromium.org> wrote:

> Would a French user expect such a dialog to say "Now press
> Ctrl+Shift+/+&", though?
>

I think that users expect shortcut mappers to show them the unmodified
primary symbol of the key. For instance for a swiss guy the shortcut
"ctrl+shift+ö" is expected for the pressing of the key "ö" which is
modified by shift to be "é" but that's not what you'd expect. Likewise an
Arabic keyboard user would probably expect "ctrl+shift+ج" and neither of
"ctrl+shift+<" or "ctrl+shift+Jeem" or "ctrl+shift+Comma". Another example
would be the numeric (non numpad) key 1 which is modified by shift to be
"=" in english but to be "+" in german. Neither of "ctrl+shift++" nor
ctrl+shift+=" is expected by either keyboard layout user, what's expected
is "ctrl+shift+1".
Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 19:38:21 GMT

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