- 12-15-2012, 12:07 AM #1
I sometimes like to use English (UK) instead of English (US) as the language in Windows on my PC. Windows 8 adds this feature easily by allowing one to press the Windows key + Space to change the input method.
My question is this: what are the differences in the UK keyboard? I saw that what would be @ became " when I used the UK keyboard. What else differs in the US and UK keyboards?
12-15-2012, 04:35 AM #2
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I looked around and found this:
The UK variant of the IBM Enhanced keyboard commonly used with personal computers designed for Microsoft Windows differs from the US layout as follows:
- an AltGr key is added to the right of the space bar
- the # symbol is replaced by the £ symbol and a 102nd key is added next to the Enter key to accommodate the displaced #
- @ and " are swapped
- the ~ is moved to the # key, and is replaced by a ¨ symbol on the backquote (`) key
- the \ key is moved to the left of the Z key
- the Enter key spans two rows, and is narrower to accommodate the # key