Chorded Keyboard Mock-up

This is a simple test to try out a chording keyboard system. I'm building a physical device, but wanted to build a web mock-up so collaborators could try it out before the firmware was finalized.

This demo is meant for desktop computers with physical keyboards. I can't imagine the experience will be satisfactory on a mobile device.

The Quick Word About Chorded Keyboards page provides a brief background about chorded keyboards and this project.

To see the demo, put your mouse in your left hand and your right hand's fingers over the space bar, J-key, K-key, L-key and semi-colon key. Now press the J & K keys at the same time. Then the space bar, J & L keys. Then the J & L keys. Then the J, K & L keys. Congratulations! You've spelled "THIS."

The space bar makes a space, the J key is Backspace and the K key is Enter. There are four "character sets" you can cycle through with the "Shift Top" and "Shift Next" key chords. The L key takes you to the first set and the L & Space Bar together take you to the next set. There's a table below, see if you can make sense of it.

Upper Lower Symbol 1 Symbol 2
-JKL;
[NUL]
-JKL;
[SPACE]
-JKL;
[BS]
-JKL;
E
-JKL;
[ENTER]
-JKL;
O
-JKL;
T
-JKL;
N
-JKL;
[NEXT]
-JKL;
[TOP]
-JKL;
I
-JKL;
H
-JKL;
A
-JKL;
R
-JKL;
S
-JKL;
D
-JKL;
L
-JKL;
W
-JKL;
M
-JKL;
G
-JKL;
F
-JKL;
Y
-JKL;
P
-JKL;
J
-JKL;
U
-JKL;
B
-JKL;
K
-JKL;
Q
-JKL;
C
-JKL;
X
-JKL;
V
-JKL;
Z