RE: International keyboards

From: Peck, Jon (
Date: Mon Nov 03 1997 - 11:00:06 EST

In a pc environment, at least, the actual keyboard is only part of the
story, since the driver software can add all sorts of extended behavior.
 For example, it is easy with Windows to enter many Latin 1 characters
that do not appear on a US keyboard by using the Microsoft International
keyboard driver, which composes characters with diacritics from
characters that are on the keyboard.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alain LaBonti - 1 []
>Sent: Sunday, November 02, 1997 10:34 AM
>To: Multiple Recipients of
>Subject: International keyboards
>>From: (Erland Sommarskog)
>>Crossposted-To: comp.std.internat
>>Subject: Latin-1 characters on keyboards
>>Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 22:23:10 GMT
>>Markus Kuhn <> skriver:
>>>Keep in mind that U.S. users have a rather restricted keyboard with
>>>only 7-bit ASCII characters, while PC owners in Europe have
>>>separate keys for degree, micro sign, superscript 2 and 3,
>>>pound sign, and accented characters for national language needs
>>>etc. which U.S. programmers unfortunately forget quite frequently.

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