Re: Standardizing function keys on a keyboard

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 07:28:37 EDT

Ar 12:03 -0700 1999-06-07, scríobh Alain:

>Concerning the numeric keypad, there are 3 general layouts: 789 disposition
>(most PCs), 123 layout (most telephones and telematic terminals plus
>automated teller machines) and now the fallbacks on portables... The
>placement of the zero also allows many variations just to avoid controversy.

I was interested to learn that in Norway the phones (at least some of them)
have the same 789 layout that PCs do. It was interesting, as a creature of
habit, to have to adapt to to using the phone layout, though of course I'm
used to the PC keypad. Context is much.

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