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Primal Keymap

George created a keymap for Primal script, by placing small stickers on the keyboard with the script letters on them.  (This is a much easier way to learn the font codes!)  He describes the process below:

I took a large label (1-1/2 x 4 ins.) and lightly with a pencil gridded it off into the 1/4 x 1/2 in. rectangles.  I wrote the Script letters as required, "upper" case above, "lower" case below, and waited a while for the ink to dry (liquid ink rollerball pen, Pilot Precise V5 [tm]).  Then I used 1/2 in. wide Scotch Magic (tm) tape and covered the entire row (there were, I think, two rows, so I very carefully put on the tape edge-to-edge, matching the line between the rows). Then I cut all those labels apart along the pencil lines, picked off the backing with my penknife for each, and installed them so the edges did not overhang the corners of the keys.  They don't seem to bother my typing, they don't add more than maybe 0.007 in. thickness (yes, thousandths of an inch, I work as a machinist sometimes).  The slight ridge in the center of  the key isn't much trouble, and the matte finish of the tape avoids slipperiness.

From personal experience with learning Dvorak on a Qwerty keyboard, sticky notes also work well (just limit your writing to the sticky part).  Or you might go the hardcore route and get a blank keyboard like mine, which makes learning painful, but quick.

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