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Offline KeyGeak

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Questions about different layout in different country
« on: Mon, 22 January 2024, 01:31:25 »
Hello, everyone, I noticed different countries have their own exclusive keyboard layout, could someone tell me what is the most popular layout in your country, like in German, the layout is ISO DE, what is yours?
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Offline mohawk1367

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Re: Questions about different layout in different country
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 22 January 2024, 07:49:52 »
ANSI lol
someone needs to make an aussie keyboard community called QMƎɹ┴⅄. get it? haha :D

Offline Findecanor

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Re: Questions about different layout in different country
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 22 January 2024, 11:23:45 »
The most popular layout in each country is almost always the default layout in that country.

After that, it is US-ANSI used by programmers because programming languages designed by US-ians tend to be optimised for that keyboard layout.
Those people, and people who are multilingual tend to swap the layout in the OS and disregard what is actually printed on the keys. Therefore, US-ANSI is often used on ISO boards as well.
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 January 2024, 15:00:04 by Findecanor »

Offline Fraaaan

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Re: Questions about different layout in different country
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 22 January 2024, 13:30:43 »
In terms of physical layouts, most can be separated into ISO and ANSI. ISO has a 1.25u left Shift and a vertical Enter (common in Europe), ANSI has a 2.25u left Shift and a horizontal Enter (common in USA).

There's regional layouts for basically every language which is exactly what ISO DE means. ISO is the physical layout and DE just means German (Deutsch). Here in Croatia we use Croatian ISO, which you could call ISO HR if you wanted to be fancy.