Keyboard Layout Taxonomy Proposal
Currently the keyboard layout is categorized by countries, which might not be suitable because it may bring following issues:
- Country flags (which may cause political problems)
- Not fair for the countries which are not in the list, e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, etc…
- Some layout is also available in certain countries but not recognized, e.g. Dvorak in China and India.
- Produce redundancy, like QWERTY in US, CN, IN are actually the same, but need to list 3 times.
Proposed Keyboard Layout Taxonomy
Use the keyboard layout itself as categories, such like:
- QWERTY– Default
This taxonomy is more concise than countries-oriented. Users do not need to scroll the long countries list; and input method developers can easily have brief idea that what are they going to deal with.