From: Andreas Stötzner (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 04 2008 - 02:11:13 CDT
Am 03.07.2008 um 22:57 schrieb Karl Pentzlin:
> Am Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2008 um 21:53 schrieb Gerrit Sangel:
> GS> The entire Ăź key does not have any space for the capital Ăź any
> more. The only
> GS> way (which would make sense) would be AltGr+S.
> If you allow Shift+AltGr (like e.g. the Finnish-SĂˇmi keyboard), there
> still enough room left.
> GS> But if the keyboard producers manage to put the capital Ăź on the
> keyboard, I
> GS> am really angry.
> GS> I am fighting a war that people use the â€žâ€ś instead of "", but it
> GS> hopeless ... I do
> GS> not see the problem for the keyboard producers to print some
> characters like
> GS> â€žâ€śâ€™Â»Â« on the keyboard. There is still so much space left. They
> managed to do
> GS> that quite easily with the â‚¬ sign and even the Windows keys.
> Look at the â€žEuropatastaturâ€ś (an â€śEuropean keyboardâ€ť based on the
> standard layout) at http://www.europatastatur.de .
> It enables you to type the capital Ăź by Shift+AltGr+S (the next version
> probably will move that letter to the Shift+AltGr+Ăź position where
> seems to expect it) but contains also the quotes and similar characters
> required for correct typography.
> Using that keyboard layout, you can type (besides the capital Ăź)
> any compromises (hoping this will pacify your anger):
> â€žĘżÄ€ĘľiĹˇaâ€™s Reise von LĘąwiw â€“ 49Â°50â€˛10â€łN, 24Â°1â€˛50â€łO â€“ nach HawaiĘ»iâ€ś
> (â€śĘżÄ€Ęľishaâ€™s journey from LĘąvivâ€”49Â°50â€˛10â€łN, 24Â°1â€˛50â€łEâ€”to HawaiĘ»iâ€ť)
Generally spoken, the customized keyboard is overdue. Just as an
example: besides the Europa-Tastatatur there are at least three other
keyboard drivers currently available for different platforms which
enable the user to simply type a capital Ăź or a long Ĺż (s) or other
The user is *already* cracking the keyboard and will do so even more in
the time to come, if keyboard manufacturers will not response to that
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