This blog is about the adventures of a software developer from Amsterdam who is now living in Nice and working in Sophia Antipolis, on the Côte d'Azur.



Sunday, September 17, 2006

French keyboard

A new keyboard ! It has a very smooth touch and would make for really fast easy typing, if not for one small detail : it's French ! I suppose one gets used to the letters being in different positions, although especially hitting the 'a' and 'm' still needs my undivided attention. But what to make of having to use the shift key to hit a dot? To enter a number you also need to shift. And I didn't think the semi-column was used more often in French than the dot.. and why is precious keyboard space offered to characters like '¤' and 'µ' ?? But then again it's sort of handy to have keys for 'ç' and the like. And with no effort at all I can now square² things from the keyboard !



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