Keyboards and Layouts

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Joxx, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    I'm considering buying a mechanical keyboard but the choice is somewhat limited by the language layout; many keyboards come only in US/UK with some (like the Das Keyboard I want) adding DE and NO only.
    My language is Portuguese (pt) so I'll need ç ª º ~ and some others.
    The question is can I add symbols to a combination of keys using software? Something like:
    shift and 1 would type ç
    shift and 2 would type ª
    etc.

    This would be in both Windows and Linux.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    Many keyboards let you program/reprogram keys for special or "foreign" characters. And Windows will too. I am not sure about Linux but I would be surprised if you cannot.
     
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  4. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    Thanks for your answers.
    I went through several forums and some personal testing and found not exactly what I want.
    Not a huge problem though, I'll just have to compromise.
     
  5. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    I keep a shortcut to this handy so I can easily remember how to make Ω, °, £, ± and other symbols as needed.
     
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