Stupid question regarding the aluminium keyboard (UK)

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  1. Cromulent macrumors 603

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  2. wazgilbert macrumors regular

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    More importantly - What's the difference?

    on a 'standard' british english 'computer' keyboard, which is different to the traditional typewriter, the hash key should be next to the colon/semi-colon key. But Apple have put the apostrophe/quote key there like an american keyboard. Also this means the @ button is now on the 2 key and not swapped with the "/' key. If it wasn't for the £ on the 3 key, I'd call complete 'my way or the higway' attitude from Apple.

    Mind you, can you find out how to 'British English' the dictionary or OS? as the only choices in the menus are 'English' with no distinctions. In that case it should be UK English by default as that is 'English' and all other variations must be marked as their derivative.

    :apple:RSE!
     
  3. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    System Preferences > International > Language

    You make some good points. Ah well I went for the standard one in the end. I'll give them an angry phone call if they decide to label British people as speaking "International" English.
     
  4. piopawlu macrumors newbie

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    I, on the other hand, would like to get the US layout, so please tell me is your keyboard's (http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObj.../mac_accessories/mice_keyboards&nplm=MB110B/A - English) layout like this?

    Code:
    ~ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - + {backspace}
    {tab} q w e r t y u i o p [ ] \
    {caps} a s d f g h j k l ; ' {return}
    {shift} z x c v b n m , . / {shift}
    
    or is it the strange (British) one with "~" located next to Z?

    I wish they would provide right and big photos so that I could see what I am buying :)
     
  5. wazgilbert macrumors regular

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    A proper GB keyboard should be;
    Code:
    ` 1 2" 3£ 4$ 5% 6^ 7& 8* 9( 0) -_ =+ {backspace}
    {tab} q w e r t y u i o p [ ] 
    {caps} a s d f g h j k l ; '@ #~{return}
    {shift} \| z x c v b n m , . / {shift}
    
    For some strange reason, the keyboard that came with my UK applestore imac was;

    Code:
    ` 1 2@ 3£ 4$ 5% 6^ 7& 8* 9( 0) -_ =+ {backspace}
    {tab} q w e r t y u i o p [ ] \
    {caps} a s d f g h j k l ; '" {return}
    {shift} ~ z x c v b n m , . / {shift}
    
    So, where is my friggin # key?? and why change so many little funtion keys?

    found an apple link, I don't get a # or my "/@ the right way round, ever.

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  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    i hate british keyboard layout. the enter key is soo small!
     
  8. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure they'd see it your way if Apple Computer was a UK company, or maybe if the UK was the biggest part of their market.
     
  9. lil'homunculus macrumors regular

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    You see, it's this way... the 'Mericans won the revolootion. They have the biggest compewter cumpanies in the wurld, an' can do whutevar thy chooz. So don' go noocular on themz guyz when they decide that that thar' compewter keybored iz 'Merican Inglish!!!!;) Love, Canada.
     
  10. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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    HUH?
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the LSHIFT key on the british layout is way too small and why is the "~"
     
  12. lil'homunculus macrumors regular

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    I was simply referring to my coveted 'G.W. Bush/Cupertino-thesaurus/dictionary'...
    (ps. isn't it nice to see 'canadian english' as an option on the 'get info' window when you install an new program? How's the weather in Toronto?) Godspeed, vic.
     
  13. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    :confused: The enter keys are the same size, and the return key is bigger than the american keyboard version.
     
  14. wazgilbert macrumors regular

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    That's what happens when you have no programming experience, the enter and return keys, both perform a carriage return in word-processing!

    but compared to non-apple layouts, the return key on the alu-keyb' is tiny!!
     
  15. wally375 macrumors newbie

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    This post made my day when looking for instructions on how to change my keyboard layout to UK. Many thanks....I couldn't agree more!!:D
     

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