What the hell does this button do!?
@zatnosk Doesn't that activate the Predator's self destruct?
@wyrddrgn Possibly. I haven't seen any predators since clicking it, that's for sure.
@zatnosk Somewhere, in the jungle, a Predator does a quizzical look to camera... and explodes.
@zatnosk It's ´ and ` on my keyboard.
Maybe a missprint?
@zatnosk But also, I don't use a keyboard that's compatible with Norwegian and Danish, but a Swedish one.
So it is probably not the same setup.
@maloki Oooh, I think I get it now.
The individual columns are the different layouts. So the first column is danish layout, the second is norwegian (they apparently have a \ on unmodified tap instead of ´), and the third is swedish. The top symbol is the same in all three, so they only printed it once.
@zatnosk Yeah, that seems to be the case.
@zatnosk someone put that party hat on his head without asking
@zatnosk I like that the key underneath is confused.
@lordbowlich and wearing a hat I happened to obscure with my drawing:
There's a reason I don't use a Scandinavian keyboard layout even though I'm Danish...
It'll be a dead key for adding accents to vowels in the first and second layers of your current layout, I suspect.
@gamayun Yeah, that's how it acts using the danish layout in software.
It's not actually confusing to me, since I mostly use it touchtyping anyway, it's just.. bafflingly labelled.
Yeah. The keycaps used to get made for each market most of the time. But I guess the hardware manufacturers have gotten lazy.
@zatnosk Look like instant sex, or your airbag deployed??????????
@MMWW yeah, it's "Danish / Norwegian / Swedish", and apparently, their method of solving conflicts between the layouts is giving each layout a column on the button.
@zatnosk I've never seen it before. *looks at my own keyboard* wtf I got one just like it
Standard #Nordic #keyboard layouts are utterly annoying, at least when it comes to coding.
Personally I just use a US International keyboard (which are surprisingly hard to get here in #Norway, so I'm glad I brought two with me from the #Netherlands), with a slightly modified keyboard layout which adds å to altGr+a, ø to altGr+o and æ to altGr+e.
@FiXato ooh, that's a good way to get to the fancy vowels. Nice.
on #Windows, Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22339) is an excellent tool to create your own layouts; either from scratch, or based on an existing layout.
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