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Re: Damn you to hell QWERTZ keyboard!!

When I left Switzerland, I was a bit lost only having "kezboards" without the "" etc. My solution is now a US-keyboard combined with the "US-International" keyboard-driver.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboar...-International

Happy ever since, writing English, Japanese, French and German with no problem (apart from the frequent typos, though). Have seen the driver on Windows and Linux, not sure about Macs
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Old 16.03.2010, 09:13
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Re: Damn you to hell QWERTZ keyboard!!

I never used email before coming to CH, so as far as I know, @ has always AltGr-2. Until I wanted to use my bro-in-laws laptop on holiday in Barbados that is, and had to ask his son where the @ was, as I couldn't see it .
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Re: Damn you to hell QWERTZ keyboard!!

Don't blame the IT guys for everything, it was the bloody printers that caused all the chaos by not agreeing on anything.
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Re: Damn you to hell QWERTZ keyboard!!

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Now, I'm mainly using a Mac on a US keyboard, so it's a fiddle having to use the Character Viewer and selecting each individual foreign key which then only appears as a squiggle on PCs anyway. Anyone have a cure for that?
For umlauts on a Mac with a US keyboard, press Option+u, then type the character you want with an umlaut.

For example Option+u, then =

Similarly, for accute accents use Option+e, and for grave accents use Option+[the ~ key].
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Old 16.03.2010, 21:08
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Those umlauts on a PC:

= Alt+129
= Alt+132
= Alt+148
= Alt+154
= Alt+0214
= Alt+0196

go figure with the French accents:

= Alt+133
= Alt+131
= Alt+135
= Alt+130
= Alt+138
= Alt+137
= Alt+136
= Alt+139

Now, I'm mainly using a Mac on a US keyboard, so it's a fiddle having to use the Character Viewer and selecting each individual foreign key which then only appears as a squiggle on PCs anyway. Anyone have a cure for that?
shift plus three letters what here around has to be availalbe as one single letter ? No, such machines cannot be sold in Switzerland, neither in France or in Turkey (Trkiye)
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