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Old 03.12.2018, 21:07
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Re: switching from US to Swiss keyboard

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for writing code, i prefer GB layout to US. all following symbols are better placed: \|#~
I write code all of the time and pretty much never use \|#~.

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Old 03.12.2018, 21:53
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I write code all of the time and pretty much never use \|#~.

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i guess if you program exclusively in https://tinyurl.com/d5397lx language under a windows gui environment then you probably can avoid those characters
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Old 03.12.2018, 22:01
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i guess if you program exclusively in https://tinyurl.com/d5397lx language under a windows gui environment then you probably can avoid those characters
Nope, Assembler, C, Pascal, and sometimes Fortran.

And normally text files.

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Re: switching from US to Swiss keyboard

The Z and Y always messed me up.
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The Z and Y always messed me up.
A long, long time ago I rolled out about 1500 servers with an automated install script. Local admins were instructed to boot from a CD which installed the server and did almost all of the configuration. The final step was to log in to the server as the local admin account and run a script which asked for 4 bits of information then did the final configuration.

It was magic.

Except that the local admin password was "Zurich"... and I'd created the rollout with a SG keyboard... so for about 12 of the installs all was right as rain - everyone else had to type "Yurich".
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Old 04.12.2018, 16:11
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Re: switching from US to Swiss keyboard

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hardware matters re: ANSI vs ISO layout. ANSI is missing the key left of Z and also the # key right of '
I use ISO keyboards only.
ANSI keyboards are pretty rare in Switzerland, I believe.

But thanks for making your point clear. I remembered vaguely that the enter key used to be without a curve in it
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Re: switching from US to Swiss keyboard

Why cant they have one key for @ instead of having to fiddle round with AltGr/2 Really dumm.
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Re: switching from US to Swiss keyboard

LOL I have changed several times- and it depends which languages you write in.

But at least you can correct. Remember the days when I first went to work in London (1970) after a 6 months intensive course (accounting, commercial German and English, short-hand and typing) of touch typing, having to switch to a UK typewriter - in the days when you had to correct with Typpex - and used multiple copies with carbon.

It's like driving on right, left, shift, manual - you just have to adjust and get used to it - good for ze little grey cells
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Re: switching from US to Swiss keyboard

Hi,

I touchtype and I have used the swiss german keyboard since I arrived here nearly 30 years ago. It did not take long to get used to the new layout. I need to be able to write emails in German and so it is important to have easy access to the Umlauts. I hate it when I use a us or british keyboard layout.

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