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The Vosathenik-Q Keyboard Layout – Character Set

Posted under The Vosathenik Keyboard Layout at . Last updated 2014-11-18 00:00.
Tags:keyboard (typing), software, mods

For Macintosh Keyboards

MacBook Pro keyboard in Vosathenik-Q arrangement

Vosathenik-Q is based on the earlier 0.3.* series of Vosathenik keylayouts, before the key rearrangement at version 0.4. The two are distinguished by the leftmost alphabetic key being either Q (row 2) or X (row 4). As some keyboards cannot be converted to the Vosathenik-X layout, this Q layout is still useful.

(The VoQ keylayout file should work with ANSI keyboards — where the ` key is rightmost on row 2 by default rather than leftmost on row 4. But as I have no ANSI keyboard suitable for keycap rearrangement, this has not been tested.)

As with the X series, Caps Lock raises lower case alphabetic and alphabetic option-variants to upper case, where the pairs exist in the layout. Shift inverts the current state, so shift+caps produces minuscule letters. (Current alphabetic variant pairs are a-z A-Z, ł Ł, ð Ð, ø Ø, å Å, þ Þ, ḥ Ḥ, œ Œ, ç Ç, æ Æ.)

This keylayout appears as Vosathenik-Q in the inputs menu.

key
UCS code
UTF-8 code
columns
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
row 1 basic §
§
U+A7
0xC2A7
1
1
U+31
0x31
2
2
U+32
0x32
3
3
U+33
0x33
4
4
U+34
0x34
5
5
U+35
0x35
6
6
U+36
0x36
7
7
U+37
0x37
8
8
U+38
0x38
9
9
U+39
0x39
0
0
U+30
0x30
-
-
U+2D
0x2D
=
=
U+3D
0x3D
shift ±
±
U+B1
0xC2B1
!
!
U+21
0x21
@
@
U+40
0x40
£
£
U+A3
0xC2A3
$
$
U+24
0x24
%
%
U+25
0x25
^
^
U+5E
0x5E
&
&
U+26
0x26
*
*
U+2A
0x2A
(
(
U+28
0x28
)
)
U+29
0x29
_
_
U+5F
0x5F
+
+
U+2B
0x2B
option

U+2020
0xE280A0
¡
¡
U+A1
0xC2A1


U+20AC
0xE282AC
#
#
U+23
0x23
¢
¢
U+A2
0xC2A2


U+2030
0xE280B0
ˆ
 ̂
U+0302
0xCC82


U+204A
0xE2818A


U+2022
0xE280A2
ª
ª
U+AA
0xC2AA
º
º
U+BA
0xC2BA


U+2013
0xE28093


U+2260
0xE289A0
option shift

U+2021
0xE280A1
 ⁄ 

U+2044
0xE28184
θ
θ
U+03B8
0xCEB8


U+2039
0xE280B9


U+203A
0xE280BA


U+FB01
0xEFAC81


U+FB02
0xEFAC82


U+221E
0xE2889E
°
°
U+B0
0xC2B0
«
«
U+AB
0xC2AB
»
»
U+BB
0xC2BB


U+2014
0xE28094


U+2248
0xE28988
row 2 basic q
q
U+71
0x71
u
u
U+75
0x75
r
r
U+72
0x72
m
m
U+6D
0x6D
'
'
U+27
0x27
;
;
U+3B
0x3B
g
g
U+67
0x67
l
l
U+6C
0x6C
d
d
U+64
0x64
j
j
U+6A
0x6A
[
[
U+5B
0x5B
]
]
U+5D
0x5D
shift Q
Q
U+51
0x51
U
U
U+55
0x55
R
R
U+52
0x52
M
M
U+4D
0x4D
"
"
U+22
0x22
:
:
U+3A
0x3A
G
G
U+47
0x47
L
L
U+4C
0x4C
D
D
U+44
0x44
J
J
U+4A
0x4A
{
{
U+7B
0x7B
}
}
U+7D
0x7D
option ø
ø
U+F8
0xC3B8
¨
 ̈
U+0308
0xCC88
ɾ
ɾ
U+027E
0xC9BE
¯
 ̄
U+0304
0xCC84
ʼ
ʼ
U+02BC
0xCABC
ʻ
ʻ
U+02BB
0xCABB
©
©
U+A9
0xC2A9
ł
ł
U+0142
0xC582
ð
ð
U+F0
0xC3B0
ȷ
ȷ
U+0237
0xC8B7


U+2018
0xE28098


U+2019
0xE28099
option shift Ø
Ø
U+D8
0xC398
µ
µ
U+B5
0xC2B5
®
®
U+AE
0xC2AE
¯
¯
U+AF
0xC2AF
ˮ
ˮ
U+02EE
0xCBAE


U+2234
0xE288B4


U+1D79
0xE1B5B9
Ł
Ł
U+0141
0xC581
Ð
Ð
U+D0
0xC390


U+2206
0xE28886


U+201C
0xE2809C


U+201D
0xE2809D
row 3 basic v
v
U+76
0x76
o
o
U+6F
0x6F
s
s
U+73
0x73
a
a
U+61
0x61
t
t
U+74
0x74
h
h
U+68
0x68
e
e
U+65
0x65
n
n
U+6E
0x6E
i
i
U+69
0x69
k
k
U+6B
0x6B
/
/
U+2F
0x2F
\
\
U+5C
0x5C
shift V
V
U+56
0x56
O
O
U+4F
0x4F
S
S
U+53
0x53
A
A
U+41
0x41
T
T
U+54
0x54
H
H
U+48
0x48
E
E
U+45
0x45
N
N
U+4E
0x4E
I
I
U+49
0x49
K
K
U+4B
0x4B
?
?
U+3F
0x3F
|
|
U+7C
0x7C
option ˇ
ˇ
U+02C7
0xCB87
´
 ́
U+0301
0xCC81
ſ
ſ
U+017F
0xC5BF
å
å
U+E5
0xC3A5
þ
þ
U+FE
0xC3BE


U+1E25
0xE1B8A5
œ
œ
U+0153
0xC593
˜
 ̃
U+0303
0xCC83
ı
ı
U+0131
0xC4B1
˚
˚
U+02DA
0xCB9A
÷
÷
U+F7
0xC3B7


U+2032
0xE280B2
option shift

U+221A
0xE2889A
˝
 ̋
U+030B
0xCC8B
ß
ß
U+DF
0xC39F
Å
Å
U+C5
0xC385
Þ
Þ
U+DE
0xC39E


U+1E24
0xE1B8A4
Œ
Œ
U+0152
0xC592
ŋ
ŋ
U+014B
0xC58B
İ
İ
U+0130
0xC4B0

Σ
U+2211
0xE28891
¿
¿
U+BF
0xC2BF

ʺ
U+2033
0xE280B3
row 4 basic `
`
U+60
0x60
x
x
U+78
0x78
f
f
U+66
0x66
c
c
U+63
0x63
p
p
U+70
0x70
,
,
U+2C
0x2C
.
.
U+2E
0x2E
y
y
U+79
0x79
w
w
U+77
0x77
b
b
U+62
0x62
z
z
U+7A
0x7A
shift ~
~
U+7E
0x7E
X
X
U+58
0x58
F
F
U+46
0x46
C
C
U+43
0x43
P
P
U+50
0x50
<
<
U+3C
0x3C
>
>
U+3E
0x3E
Y
Y
U+59
0x59
W
W
U+57
0x57
B
B
U+42
0x42
Z
Z
U+5A
0x5A
option `
 ̀
U+0300
0xCC80
¬
¬
U+AC
0xC2AC
ƒ
ƒ
U+0192
0xC692
ç
ç
U+E7
0xC3A7
π
π
U+03C0
0xCF80


U+201A
0xE2809A
·
·
U+B7
0xC2B7
¥
¥
U+A5
0xC2A5
æ
æ
U+E6
0xC3A6


U+2202
0xE28882
Ω
Ω
U+03A9
0xCEA9
option shift  ̏
 ̏
U+030F
0xCC8F
×
×
U+D7
0xC397


U+27E8
0xE29FA8
Ç
Ç
U+C7
0xC387


U+2264
0xE289A4


U+201E
0xE2809E
˙
˙
U+02D9
0xCB99


U+2265
0xE289A5
Æ
Æ
U+00C6
0xC386


U+27E9
0xE29FA9
ʃ
ʃ
U+0283
0xCA83

Other than the character arrangement, all information relating to Vosathenik-X is valid for Vosathenik-Q.

And here’s a not very good picture of a (not very good) standalone keyboard with the Q arrangement. Click for a better image. (The A1048 USB keyboard is not good for typing but it is excellent for experimental key rearrangements, as the profile of the keys doesn’t vary between rows.)

Apple USB Keyboard with Vosatheik-Q key arrangement

You can view or download (ZIP) the source here.


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