Re: Much better Latin-1 keyboard for Windows

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jul 27 2004 - 01:38:35 CDT

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    Alain LaBonté <alb at sct1 dot gouv dot qc dot ca> wrote:

    > However IBM PCs did something else, and their groups are limited to 3
    > levels.

    and again:

    > [Alain] There is no penalty, you can have as many groups as you want.
    > Do not make a confusion with PC implementations which are limited to 3
    > levels in only one group, and where no group 2 is implemented.

    In what way are PC keyboards necessarily limited to 3 levels? I can
    easily construct a PC keyboard layout using MSKLC in which characters
    are assigned to Shift+AltGr keystrokes. In fact, the standard
    US-International keyboard comes like this.

    Why does a 3-shift-state keyboard count as 1 group of 3 levels, but a
    4-shift-state keyboard counts as 2 groups of 2 levels? What is the
    difference, other than the fact that ISO 9995 says there can only be 3

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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