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DrWowe
post Dec 16 2005, 05:46 PM
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I decided to get an SL-6000W since they are available again. I was slightly surprised to see it had a different Japanese keyboard layout from my 6000L. I suppose that's to be expected in hindsight, but I didn't see it coming.

Anyway, I installed the guylhem ROM and it mapped all the keys to their US positions. It's very confusing. I guess most other alternative ROMs probably use the US layout too.

Fellow 6000W owners, how have you dealt with this?
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loc4me
post Dec 18 2005, 07:16 PM
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DrWowe, could you post your keyhelper config file on here. I am seriously thinking of getting a 6000W. This would save me some serious hacking time. Also, The rom that ships with the 6000W, is it pretty much the same as the english. Did streamline convert it to english for you. I know it is easiest to just flash to a english rom but i am curious.
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post Dec 18 2005, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE(loc4me @ Dec 18 2005, 09:16 PM)
DrWowe, could you post your keyhelper config file on here. I am seriously thinking of getting a 6000W. This would save me some serious hacking time. Also, The rom that ships with the 6000W, is it pretty much the same as the english. Did streamline convert it to english for you. I know it is easiest to just flash to a english rom but i am curious.
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I found another way. If I copy the Japanese ROM version of /home/QtPalmtop/etc/keycode.tbl into the US ROM, then I get the exact Japanese key layout. I think I like this way, so I'm posting that file for you.

Streamline will convert for you, but I asked them not to. I did it myself, and it took less than 10 minutes following the directions. What you get is a Japanese ROM using English i18n text. However, there is still a lot of Japanese stuff on the machine, like all the input methods, and some strings that aren't translated. Overall I think I prefer to stick with the US ROM.

After this, I decided to just copy the NAND image from my 6000L to 6000W, so now I don't have to start over, I have all my software and files from the old one.
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post Dec 20 2005, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE(DrWowe @ Dec 19 2005, 12:26 AM)
QUOTE(loc4me @ Dec 18 2005, 09:16 PM)
DrWowe, could you post your keyhelper config file on here. I am seriously thinking of getting a 6000W. This would save me some serious hacking time. Also, The rom that ships with the 6000W, is it pretty much the same as the english. Did streamline convert it to english for you. I know it is easiest to just flash to a english rom but i am curious.
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I found another way. If I copy the Japanese ROM version of /home/QtPalmtop/etc/keycode.tbl into the US ROM, then I get the exact Japanese key layout. I think I like this way, so I'm posting that file for you.

Streamline will convert for you, but I asked them not to. I did it myself, and it took less than 10 minutes following the directions. What you get is a Japanese ROM using English i18n text. However, there is still a lot of Japanese stuff on the machine, like all the input methods, and some strings that aren't translated. Overall I think I prefer to stick with the US ROM.

After this, I decided to just copy the NAND image from my 6000L to 6000W, so now I don't have to start over, I have all my software and files from the old one.
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So I assume it works both ways. If you copy the keycode.tbl from the 6000L to the 6000W do you get the english layout with all the 6000L keymappings?

Also, you said that you were making your own layout. Are you still working on this? If you are i would like the keyhelper.xml file. I am attempting to learn keyhelper and these files for differnt Z's really help.

Have you thought more about making a layover for the 6000W?
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post Dec 20 2005, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE(loc4me @ Dec 20 2005, 10:34 PM)
So I assume it works both ways. If you copy the keycode.tbl from the 6000L to the 6000W do you get the english layout with all the 6000L keymappings?

Right, if you stick with the Japanese ROM that would work.

QUOTE(loc4me @ Dec 20 2005, 10:34 PM)
Also, you said that you were making your own layout. Are you still working on this? If you are i would like the keyhelper.xml file. I am attempting to learn keyhelper and these files for differnt Z's really help.

OK, it's got some quirks right now but it's pretty intuitive to me. I'll post it soon as an example of keyhelper. However, I think what I'm ultimately going to do is create my own keycode.tbl based on combining the US and JP versions along with my own modifications. I'll need to do this because I just bought a Bluetooth keyboard and keyhelper will screw that up.


QUOTE(loc4me @ Dec 20 2005, 10:34 PM)
Have you thought more about making a layover for the 6000W?

That would be great, but I don't know how. I would want it to be plastic, look nice, and fit well. If you have knowledge of this stuff I'm all ears.
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