Alternative unified APL keyboard layouts (AltGr, Backtick, Compositions) (by abrudz)

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  • Dyalog APL Keyboard Layouts
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2023
    Should you wish to type them on a normal keyboard:

    https://abrudz.github.io/lb/apl has a browser bookmarklet which adds an APL language bar to the top of any web page so you can type in any input box with backtick prefixes.

    https://github.com/abrudz/Kbd has a Windows Input Method Editor (IME) that adds system-wide RightAlt+letter combos.

  • Ngn/k (free K implementation)
    17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 May 2022
    This might have been true a couple of years ago but it is totally untrue now.

    I'm not sure why you couldn't use the student version of Dyalog? Sounds like it would have been fine. There are also many more FOSS implementations of array languages now, such as ngn/k and April. https://github.com/phantomics/april

    'only available for Linux' - not true https://github.com/abrudz/Kbd/ and others (also different input modes like `w for ⍵)

    'no community support' - on the contrary there is a big and helpful APL community https://aplwiki.com/wiki/Chat_rooms_and_forums that is (imo) more useful than stackoverflow

    'Dynamic scoping...' - Dyalog's (and other APL's) dfns have lexical scope.

    'The language is extremely terse' - is this meant to be a bad thing?

    'The code tends to be very hacky' - maybe if you write bad code or try and write C in APL (it won't work)

  • Use TAB entry style in Dyalog for Mac?
    3 projects | /r/apljk | 14 Nov 2021
    I don't think so, but maybe - you're actually the first person I've ever seen express that they actually use and prefer the tab input. I'll let https://github.com/abrudz/ know. I need to check but I wonder if that's what the compositions keyboard in https://github.com/abrudz/Kbd is - if not he'll probably be able to make it happen
    3 projects | /r/apljk | 14 Nov 2021
    So Adam says the compositions keyboard is similar but slightly different. While the tab input goes Component1,Component2,Tab the CompUS keyboard from abrudz/Kbd goes AltGr+Component1,Component2. It has not been well tested so please report any issues here: https://github.com/abrudz/Kbd/issues
    3 projects | /r/apljk | 14 Nov 2021
  • Learning APL
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Aug 2021
    In general programming I like to use a keyboard layout which allows typing APL glyphs with Right Alt: https://github.com/abrudz/Kbd
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abrudz/Kbd is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Kbd is APL.

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