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Author Topic: IDEA: Azerty-qwerty convertor  (Read 3861 times)

unreal_ed

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IDEA: Azerty-qwerty convertor
« on: August 05, 2009, 10:15:50 AM »
I work on a computer in france but I am used to typing in qwerty so I set my computer to type in qwerty. Problem is, whenever someone wants to use my computer for a little thing (like revising a word document), the person starts typing thinking that the keyboard is in azerty! therefore the text is all jumbled. He has to delete the phrase, change the keyboard layout, retype the sentence...

This is very tedious when it happens seriously 20 times a day. I suggest an app where you would select text, press a keyboard shortcut, and the app would re-type the text in the other keyboard layout. For example, the app detects the chosen keyboard layout (qwerty or azerty), reads the characters "1qw" and types it back as "&az". The keyboard shortcut could be Control+Shift+A (or Q.... whatever's to the right of Tab :)

It should be pretty easy to do, and extremely light-weight.

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Re: IDEA: Azerty-qwerty convertor
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 02:55:50 PM »
I should be able to make this in AHK pretty easily. I'll post an updated when I finish.

EDIT: this might take longer than expected, since I have to make an if statement for every key. :(
EDIT2: nvm what I just said in "EDIT:". I must have been brain dead.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2009, 03:38:42 PM by kli6891 »

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Re: IDEA: Azerty-qwerty convertor
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 09:14:12 PM »
Program finished!   :)

Download azerty converter.exe and run it. (I also included the .ahk file for those interested)

Just select a block of text, and hit ctrl + shift + q, to change text from qwerty to azerty (e.g. "1qw" to "&az"). Hit ctrl+shift+a
to change it the other way.

Note that both hotkeys are active, regardless of the current keyboard layout/mapping.