Exchanging MBA and rMBP keycaps

megasad

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 29, 2009
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I have a 2011 11" MacBook Air with the International English keyboard layout:



And I'm going to be getting a Retina MacBook Pro with the German keyboard layout:



My question is; can I swap the keycaps from one with the other? I know how to change the keyboard layout in System Preferences, but having the keycaps match the characters that appear on screen will be very helpful :)

The 23 keycaps that need exchanging are:

Code:
§±  with  ^°
2@  with  2"
3#  with  3§
6^  with  6&
7&  with  7/
8*  with  8(
9(  with  9)
0)  with  0=
-_  with  ß?
=+  with  ´`
eE  with  eE€
yY  with  zZ
[{  with  üÜ
]}  with  +*
lL  with  lL@
;:  with  öÖ
'"  with  äÄ
\|  with  #'
`~  with  <>
zZ  with  yY
,<  with  ,;
.>  with  .:
/?  with  -_
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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My 11" MacBook Air keys were definitely not the same size as my Retina MacBook Pro keys.

I would suggest either ordering a computer with the correct key layout or buy a keyboard skin.
 

megasad

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 29, 2009
88
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Dang, miles01110 got my hopes up :)

I may yet get the English layout on the rMBP, but the person who'll inherit the MBA wants a German layout, is why I asked.