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I use a Portuguese keyboard and cannot imagine using anything else. It wasn't an easy transition from a UK keyboard to Portuguese, but when you realise that the only choice is 'take-it-or-leave-it', you soon adapt. These days, apart from the familiarity of the keyboard, I am always glad of the fact that 'most' of the squiggly characters that one needs from time to time, are already incorporated. The only learning curve is to discover the key combinations, and mostly it is CTRL+ALT+KEY.

I readily admit to still finding the @ character a PITA, but that is the only negative!

By sheer accident I came across copypastecharacter.com and thought I'd share.

Put it in your bookmark tool-bar and the next time you're stuck for that elusive character, fire it up, find the character, click on it and paste it into your document, or post, or whatever!

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Thanks Fletch, very usefull... have a good new Year


http://digiflash.nl Photo community  (dutch)
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It took me a long time to realise that to get the # symbol on a Mac, you had to press alt + 3.


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is it all keyboards are English?
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runemaster said

is it all keyboards are English?
No, the Chinese have their own.

But interesting question nevertheless. I suppose since most languages appear to have a Latin root, then most keyboards will bear the same Latin lettering.

Must go away and investigate that … !!

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lolz... report back to us :D
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Take a look at IBM's Keyboard Layout page.

Too many for me to repeat here, but it gives you an idea of the different types of keyboards in use, and from that you can tell whether or not they use the standard Roman character set.

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