RE: Keyboard shortcuts use wrong keys with Colemak, Dvorak, etc

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Ilya Kulakov

29 Apr, 2021 11:43 PM

Follow-up to

Disclaimer: I'm the maintainer of ShortcutRecorder.

While ShortcutRecorder does not support Dvorak / Colemark out of the box, it's possible for a user (of the library) to provide such support.

0. As a precondition, verify that the only input source the user has is Dvorak / Colemark (alternatively, let the user enable "Colemark / Dvorak" mode via preferences of your application).
1. Default values for the shortcuts should be transformed to appropriate Dvorak / Colemark counterparts. E.g., following the example in the original discussion, `kVK_ANSI_T` needs to transformed into `kVK_ANSI_G`.
2. Values recorded by SRRecorderControl does not need to be altered and can be stored as is
3. SRRecorderControl needs to be subclassed and -[SRRecorderControl stringValue] needs to be overridden to render keys as labeled by Dvorak / Colemark. E.g. kVK_ANSI_G needs to be rendered as "T" and not "G".

Feel free to contact me by email if you need further help with the issue.

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