ISO keycaps question

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zslane

20 Aug 2017, 09:23

Could someone tell me which international layouts use the two keys highlighted in the image below? I can't seem to find them anywhere on Wodan's diagram of international layouts. Thanks!
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Khers

20 Aug 2017, 13:00

The top one is used on in the top left position of the alphanumeric cluster on danish layout keyboards.

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zslane

20 Aug 2017, 18:48

Okay, well, is there a reason to have two versions of that key (one with 1/2 on top, and one with 1/2 on bottom)?

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hansichen

20 Aug 2017, 18:50

European idiocity

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zslane

20 Aug 2017, 19:09

NORDE kits always seem to provide both. I'm just curious which layouts use which version of that key.

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depletedvespene

20 Aug 2017, 19:49

If it's one supported by Micro$oft Windows, it should be listed here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/globalization/mt644793 (now, if they actually bothered to list them in a single page...).

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Khers

20 Aug 2017, 20:00

zslane wrote: NORDE kits always seem to provide both. I'm just curious which layouts use which version of that key.
One is Swedish and the other is Danish. Because reasons. I guess.

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zslane

20 Aug 2017, 20:21

Ah, okay.

Anyone have any theories about that "4" key?

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depletedvespene

20 Aug 2017, 20:30

zslane wrote: Ah, okay.

Anyone have any theories about that "4" key?
I can tell you that it's NOT a part of any of the three (four) Spanish-language layouts. Must be for some country that does NOT care for dollars in the first place.

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consolation

21 Aug 2017, 08:26

¤ is the generic currency symbol, so when you switch localisations, it will display $, ¥, £ depending on the language you chose. It's common in places where you can expect to deal with a variety of different currencies, eg. Europe prior to the euro, Africa etc. Generally, the symbol on modifier 4 is a currency symbol, that's just a universal key.

Findecanor

21 Aug 2017, 17:17

In Swedish layout anyway, it has always been literally ¤.
Nobody uses it though.

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