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Keyboards in Germany

How are they? Good? Bad? (I know that sounds terribly weird and awkward but oh well)

Easy / Hard to get used to?

What do they look like?

Will a English one work just fine there?

And how would you make it a German one on mine that's English?

May 23, 2018

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On a Windows computer, you can change the language setting of the keyboard via the control panel. That way you can plug in an English keyboard into a German computer and still type the way you're used to.

If you use a German language setting on an English keyboard, you might end up with a lot of confusion in the punctuation / special characters sections: http://clasfaculty.ucdenver.edu/tphillips/GermanKeyboardLayout.html

When I lived abroad, it took me a few months to get used to the z/y switch. (Luckily, their keyboards retained most of the punctuation / special characters I was used to.)

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

they kinda suck because it's QWERTZ instead of QWERTY

but it doesn't really matter what the physical keyboard looks like because you can set any keyboard layout in the settings

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AmericanTi2

I keep the English keyboard, but I am able to make mine in international mode so if I need the ß, I just need to pres alt+s. I can also do ü, ö, ä, and many more just by pressing the alt key and some letter.

May 23, 2018
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