> En rponse  Mikael Johansson <[log in to unmask]>:
> > >
> > > Eh eh... With all this discussion about keyboard layouts, I think you
> > forgot
> > > about the famous French AZERTY layout :)) .
> >
> > Which is, just like the german (inter alia) QWERTZ just a variation of
> > the
> > QWERTY with a few relevant keys interchanged. (In german, Y occurs
> > onlyin
> > loanwords, whereas Z denotes /ts/ and is a very common letter)
> >
> He he... don't forget the addition of the accented letters, the presence
> to the p of the key allowing to add a circumflex or a trema on the next
> vowel, as well as the 'm' key which completely changed of place. So indeed
> AZERTY is a variation of QWERTY, but quite an important one! :)

Hmm... I'm __WAY__ to domesticated in using the swedish layout; with the key
to the right of [P] and the two keys to the right of [L] as [], [] and []
respectively, and the circumflex, the trema and the tilde on the key to the
right of [], the acute and grave to the left of backspace... Thus, whatever
is done to the keys to the right of the numerals and a-z is nothing I take
__THAT__ much of a concern with; since all 'decent' keyboard layouts use
them for internationalization anyway, I tend to view the american/british
QWERTY as the odd one out :-)

> > // Mikael Johansson
> > who recalls the difficulties involved in the first week in Germany and
> > Sweden respectively, when he has to get used to the _new_ keyboard
> > layout...
> > or coming to Hungary after way to little time in Germany before, and
> > thus
> > mixing up all three layouts :-)
> >
> At least when I came to Holland I only had to get used to the QWERTY
> It took me quite a while though... :)

Hehe! The worst thing is when you (as I did while I was working in Germany
last summer) swap keymap in order to write an email in swedish, and thus
find yourself with a german keyboard acting as a german in some windows, as
an american (ease of programming :-) in some and as a swedish in some :-)

// Mikael Johansson