approximation of MS US International keyboard in OS X

smenor

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Does anyone know if there is a keyboard layout available for Mac OS X that comes close to the US international keyboard available in Microsoft Windows (9x; 2000; ME; XP)? (the main feature I'm interested in is the ability to easily add characters like ¿¡ and accented letters (á; é; í; ó; ñ; etc) WITHOUT having to use a layout that is different from the physical layout of standard US Mac keyboards)

thanks,
scott
 

dantjie

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Dude, you can just use the option key on the regular mac keyboards to get those thingies. I use them all the time.
 

smenor

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Originally posted by dantjie
Dude, you can just use the option key on the regular mac keyboards to get those thingies. I use them all the time.
Thanks (stupid but even though I've looked at the key-caps before, I didn't realize that I could use the option key with the standard US keymap to get accented letters).

Definitely helps BUT the behaviour isn't quite what I want. In the Windows US-International layout, you can just type ' followed by a for á or shift-6 (^) followed by a for â instead of something less intuitive like option-e followed by a or option-i followed by a (don't mind having to hit an extra key (option) so much BUT really don't like that it's option-e instead of just the ' key (even if it was option-', I'd be a lot happier)).

Also, don't like the inconsistent keystrokes for ¡ (option-1) versus ? (option-shift-?) (would rather both require just the option key or both require option-shift).

Am probably just being overly picky and asking for a bit too much but the US-International keyboard layout is one of the (few) things I really miss about Windows (still, your suggestion is MUCH more usable than what I was doing (switching between keyboard layouts)).

 

dantjie

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Cool beans! Well, if you are really still wanting to look for that key board, good luck duder.
 
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