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PostPosted: 13 Jun 2005, 21:09
by jono
You don't need root -- you need the java software to communicate with the keyboard (needs to be configured on a windows box if I remember correctly... at least certain features).

Anyway, /all/ the kbds support all three layouts in hardware, no remapping needed. You just have to tell it which you want, you can also add behaviors that switch layout (e.g. bet. dvorak and qwerty).

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2005, 23:30
by nomaded
Layouts are fully stored in the firmware of the keyboard. The software you can download from FingerWork's site (at least for now) will give you full access to changing/tweaking the layout and some of the behavior of the gestures.

The software (MultiTouch Utilities) is Java based, so it should run on Linux, but apparently it's not quite as straight forward as it is on OSX or windows.

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2005, 00:31
by The00Dustin
You don't need software to switch layouts. The software is great, though, because there is so much you can do with it. All you need to do to switch layouts is hold one finger on the four outside corners of the keyboard. This will return the following:

Then you hit q or F1 to enable qwerty (you have to hit it where it is on the current layout, not the actual painted layout)
You can do a lot of other things like that on the go too.
See this file:
Note that these changes are permanent, though, so you may nood the software at some point in order to correct the changes if you can't figure out where you're at to undo it. However, I'm pretty sure there is also a Linux version.