Oh i'm so glad that in Finland I don't have to use the hideous US-layout keyboard. Why would you take off two keys in very central positions to make too wide shift and enter? :|
Glad I'm American and don't have to even consider that nonsense.
Well, if you are used to that keyboard I guess it's not hard to work with it but if you are used to US keyboards switching between these two keyboards is hard...^^
Seems most agree, bilingual keyboards suck ;)
Hey Rodney. I agree they do suck. I'm from Romania and we still have some bilingual keyboards on the market wich some offices use. However it's the layout of that silver keyboard you showed that bugs me. I got one at work, granted it's not bilingual, but the US layout is so much more comfortable than that. My left pinky hurts at the end of the day because of that short shift key wich I normally reach much easier on a US layout. And I always forget the damn backspace is under the enter key instead of above.
I meant the backslash key not backspace. :)
Hello I'm from Bulgaria.
Here we have a bilingual keyboards, but there a simply standard US layout with printed second letters in bottom right corner of the key. Never the less its free-kin annoying layout that i never use. I use, and majority of people in Bulgaria a Phonetic keyboard layout. In this variant there is a difference of abut 7-8 latters between the two alphabets and that's all
I don't use one. I see no reason to buy one since I can do all my diacritics ( ѨѲѭѸѬѮѰѠ ) using Charmap (run->charmap).
For those that are stuck using one, after time you will get to using it. Once your fingers become trained to it you will feel awkward moving back to a US English qwerty keyboard.
Please Rodney, I never in +13 years heard you say something so ignorant.
Don't blame a different keyboard layout you don't like for the fact that you are "uniligual"/understand only one language.
It's not different just to piss you off, it's different because it is a *required* tool for anyone that has to write in pretty much any and all languages other than English.
It's not only for French BTW, if you made a small effort and looked-it-up, you would have found that there are many different international layouts and that this specific physical key layout is very common in Europe, UK included.
I live in Australia, so I have never seen a keyboard like that before. Thankfully we get standard US keyboards.
Australia sounds like an excellent place to live :)
As long as there is choice I can't complain too much.
Would I use a fr/eng keyboard? I avoid them like the plague.
I love Logitech but can't do without the context menu key they've replaced with a FN key (I'll never understand that)
But to each their own.
the danish keyboard is just like that bilingual one there. and it works just fine, it's all a matter of getting used to it. id hate your standard keyboard as much as you hate the bilingual one since i am used to this one.
The standard keyboard you have has a shortened backspace key :/
Yea, true enough. LOL
The spanish typical keyboard is similar to the bilinguar Canadian keyboard.
I think most of the european layouts are similar to that one.
I used the by(try)lingual Swiss keyboard for many years and, asside from the Y and Z being switched, I never had an issue.
Norwegian full keyboard have the exact same layout as the bilingual Canadian one... (only difference is that some keys have other functions, the sizes of all keys are still the same).
In MY opinion, the "default" Canadian keyboard looks stupid. The return-key is unnecessarily big and the L-shift is also to big... The key besides it is very useful (It makes these < >) To me, the location of this key doesn't make sense on other layouts.
(Norway only has 1 layout)
Now remember, this is MY opinion. If you're gonna reply, please reply constructively, and not hateful.
- Truls from Norway.
I'm now typing with a swiss-french keyboard (qwertz), at work i have a standard keyboard and my notebook has a german keyboard. Ok, the german keyboard sucks! all the special keys are mapped differently...
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