Is there a PC keyboard for Linux, that ALWAYS prints THE SAME SINGLE character that is displayed on the key being pressed?
The core (the X in XY problem) problem of mine is, that
- after pressing 'z', the 'y' appears and vice versa
- pressing (most) keys is often a hit-n-miss, what appears on the actual display often differs from the image on the key being pressed
- at least two non-ASCII characters are shown on each key and even more possibilities for the character to pop up after pressing it emerge, when considering layouts
- more characters per key = smaller size per character = harder to read (more so for the visually impaired)
- keys for the characters with accents are merged with the keys for numbers
- keys for the characters with accents are absent
- nobody knows when CAPS LOCK is activated (no, a LED is not enough, I don't desire to check it each time I'm to press a key, which reduces the is-capital-problem to hit-n-miss)
- nobody knows when NUM LOCK is NOT activated, in fact, often it isn't, which makes me wonder who could ever profit from a disabled NUM LOCK
I was given multiple answers explaining how it can't be done for various technical reasons. I don't care! Tell me how it can be done, or better, how it is done.
What I'm implying (the Y in XY problem) is, the physical images on the keys should always resemble the character to appear on the screen. Obviously, one might think of a huge keyboard with everything but the kitchen sink, but that's absurd.
For one, I'm sure it can be solved by e-ink keys and I'm sure there are many more choices out there. Maybe the keyboard itself could have an OS to interact with host OS as an intermediary, an adapter. Maybe some sensoric feedback, some integrated touchscreen, some gestures, anything.
Provided a similar product exists:
If I ain't asking too much, could it NOT destroy my carpal tunnel while doing its job?
If I still ain't asking much, could it be wireless? Bluetooth would probably be pushing it. I'd do with a dongle that gets accidentally destroyed, making the whole keyboard effectively and irreversibly unusable.