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Re: Where to buy laptop with english keyboard?

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Not so. The US-International layout (supported by every OS) lets you write almost any language. The Alt Gr modifier key makes all the 硲 special characters happen that you might need for German or French and many other languages, all while keeping the letter and punctuation keys where you'd expect to find them on the US layout.
Except its not a very practical solution if you are writing in German or French regularly.
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Except it’s not a very practical solution if you are writing in German or French regularly.
Works for me. I don't use the Alt Gr key, just that any of the ~`'"^ keys will pause until you hit the next key and place an accent if the following letter can accept it; if not, or you hit the space bar, it just puts the typed character in place as it is.

It's still not ideal, as I normally have my (Swiss) keyboard mapped to UK English, so in practice I hotkey switch to US-Int only when I need it, then immediately back to UK.
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Re: Where to buy laptop with english keyboard?

There is some easy solutions.

1/(Cheap) buy online an external keyboard.

2/(more practical) buy a laptop with a detachable keyboard like a Surface Pro and buy 2 keyboards.

3/buy a laptop with an e-ink keyboard (Yoga Book)

4/buy a laptop with a keyboard easy to change (DEL, Lenovo)

5/buy online
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Old 06.02.2020, 14:30
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Except its not a very practical solution if you are writing in German or French regularly.
Who does that?

I mainly write code, and if I need to write German, French or Italian I just leave out the special characters.

[]{} etc. are far more important for me then .

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Who does that?

I mainly write code, and if I need to write German, French or Italian I just leave out the special characters.

[]{} etc. are far more important for me then .
You're asking why people in Switzerland might want to write in one of the national languages because you don't have to very often?
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I mainly write code
Ahh, now that explains a lot about your posts...
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There is some easy solutions.

2/(more practical) buy a laptop with a detachable keyboard like a Surface Pro and buy 2 keyboards.

5/buy online
I bought the Surface Pro from Manor (using my annual 10% off voucher) and it is brilliant. It does not come with a keyboard but has an on screen one, like a tablet or iPad, so no need to buy 2.

Foolishly I bought a keyboard (which also acts as a cover) from Manor without thinking and of course it was the QWERTZ one. I then bought a QWERTY one in the US and it was posted to me by regular mail. I had no pay no duties or VAT. Maybe just lucky.

PS. Anyone want to buy a Surface Pro QWERTZ key board, almost unused. Any offer + postage accepted
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