[TxMt] Column typing

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Mon Dec 13 09:39:48 UTC 2004

On Dec 13, 2004, at 9:42, Jeroen van der Ham wrote:

> [...] I have a powerbook and its keyboard does not say "option" on the 
> 'alt' key. Instead it has some undeciferable figure on it that should 
> mean "option". So I'm sorry I called it the 'alt' key, but I forgot 
> the proper name at the time. ;-)

I have an older Danish keyboard (december 2001) and a new US keyboard 
(october 2004), they both spell out “alt” above the ⌥ glyph.

As far as I know the “option” wording is limited to online writings ;)

> PS: Other noticeable differences: the ` is located to the left of the 
> Z (there's a §/± key where it should be, which I've never used until 
> now) and the return key is a slim vertical key that requires a lot of 
> practice to hit and you always end up hitting the edge of the keyboard 
> instead.

The new US keyboard I got with my G5 has the tall/big return key and ` 
placed to the left of z:
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Except for the function keys (which I HATE! due to no spacing between 
them) it's actually identical to my older Danish keyboard -- I was 
under the impression that US keyboards had the small (one row) return 
(and one extra key to the right of the ]).

Maybe the difference is more with laptop versus external keyboard than 
US/Europe (or did I get a European version of the US keyboard?).

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