When an XO key is pressed, the key or character could be spoken aloud. This might make a nice activity, and a perhaps a resource for other activities. Creating it would require word lists describing the keyboards, recorded as with Shtooka Project. This page is for the creation of such word lists and audio sets.
Category:Keyboard has pictures of XO keyboards.
OLPC keyboard layouts
Changing the language of the keyboard is independent of changing the language currently displayed. The language currently displayed can be changed by using the Language section of the Sugar Control Panel.
Membrane keyboard layouts
English (US international); Spanish (Latin America); Portuguese (Brazilian); Amharic (Ethiopic); Arabic; Nigerian (Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba); French; Thai; Urdu; Cyrillic (Russian); Turkish; Nepali; Mongolian; Kazakh; Devanagari; Uzbek; Pashto; Dari; Armenian; Khmer; Pulaar; Italian; Kreyòl; German; Chinese (Simplified); OLPC AZERTY
Non-membrane keyboard layouts
Blank Keyboard Artwork
Artwork defining the inner dimensions of the membrane keyboard is available here: keyboard-blank.svg
A first rough draft of an english word/phrase list is:
letter number punctuation
press release is pressed up down
a b c d...z 0 1 ...9
upper case lower case
shift left shift right shift
control (ctrl) function (fn) alt alt graph (alt gr)
grab erase enter space
tab backtab (?)
page up page down home end
up arrow down arrow left arrow right arrow up down left right
divided by times
tilde backquote / backtick exclamation point at / at sign number sign dollar percent hat / circumflex ampersand / and asterisk / star
parenthesis / parentheses paren / parens (?) bracket / brackets brace open / close / left / right round / square / box / curly / angle open parenthesis close parenthesis open square bracket close square bracket open curly bracket close curly bracket open angle bracket close angle bracket
underscore dash plus equals
colon semicolon double quote single quote vertical bar backslash comma period
What you can help with:
- Improve the word/phrase list above.
- Translate it into other languages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation in other languages may help.
- Look at the keyboard image of a language you know, and write down what the keys and characters are called.
- If you are a native speaker of some language, use something like Shtooka Project's Recorder software to record the word list. Simply recording a-z, for latin languages, would be a big help.