One of the things I want most from the Model 01 is a
compose key for entering various non-ASCII characters. I’m still hoping that I’ll be able to plug my keyboard into a new computer, put it into the mode that matches the host OS (linux/macos/windows), and have the
compose key work without needing to do any further configuration on the host. It would be a small nuisance to have to tell the host what kind of keyboard I’m using explicitly, but I consider it a much bigger nuisance to go much further than that (i.e. if I have to tell it to consider my keyboard to be a pc-105-key keyboard, that’s okay, but if I have to download anything or do extensive reconfiguration on the host to make it work, such as the hoops that need jumping to get a compose key on a Mac, I’ll probably just give up and have a less-functional keyboard than I want). I also want the
compose key table to be configurable and to be consistent regardless of which host OS it’s connected to.
I can’t tell yet if this is possible to do in the firmware, both because there may not be sufficient storage for the whole compose tree or because the default keyboards just aren’t capable of generating all the characters I might want. Can anyone fill me in on the practicality of setting something like this up?
Also, is anyone else on this forum interested in setting up a
compose key on their Model 01 as a means of typing occasional non-ASCII characters?