Re: [NTLK] Adriano's lost shipments and Italian postal system

From: Jon Glass <>
Date: Tue Apr 22 2008 - 03:57:52 EDT

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:39 PM, matthiasm <> wrote:
> In short, since my first days, I used British and the US keyboards. I
> *hate* German keyboards even though I can not type the Umlauts in my
> own mother tongue without twisting my fingers. Programming however is
> absolute torture on a German keyboard. For regular keyboards, I can
> simple mail-order a US version in Germany, but buying a laptrop pretty
> much requires a trip to the States :-/

A Polish friend of mine bought a laptop with a German keyboard, and
simply bought stickers to put over the German ones, and uses the US
layout (It's easy to type the Polish accents on a US keyboard) and is
very happy. I suppose that's always another solution. Personally, on
my ancient Powerbook 1400 that had a German keyboard, I just ignored
the screened keycaps. To get even weirder, I use the Polish "typist"
key layout when I type Polish, which copies the German Y-Z swap. I
just use my US keyboard, and change the layout in sys prefs. Yes, I do
know where all the characters are. In any case, what's printed doesn't
have to be what you type. ;-)

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
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