Still fresh, damnit!
- Oct 6, 2008
- Somewhere off the coast of the EU
Ah right, so it's red because it's a symbol modifier deaf key. Kind of makes sense. Still, two sequential keys to enter the tilde (a common key in linux/unit) sounds like a downside to me.It seems you have never used US International layout.
tilde ( ˜ or ~) is inserted in US Int layout with the same key that in US layout but adding "SPACE" so you get ~ instead of ã ẽ ĩ õ .. (you can get ñ in this way or via AltGR+n).
I'm in the UK, so I've used a BBC Micro with a kind of US keyboard, and an Acorn Archimedes with an even more US keyboard but still most of the keyboards I've ended up inheriting and using on various projects are UK layout. I don't have a problem with that. I mean I do tend to buy a US keyboard if I have the option every time I buy a keyboard for myself, but that's because I prefer to have a single key where all of my quote keys are rather than the exact positioning of the enter key. But I'm adaptable and have ended up using various UK keyboard on various bits of kit I'm running.If you use English the best layout is US, much better than UK in a PC Keyboard.