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  • I've long puzzeled over the diffeences in keyboards. The UK keyboard is the same keyboard as the rest of the world, though the letters and such may be on diffent keys. The US is usualy a phyiscally different keyboard with a similar but annoyingly different layout to the UK keyboard. If you count the keys you will find that a standard US keyboard has a different nunber of keys to the rest of the world.

    Having worked and lived in both the UK and US, I must confess that I prefer the UK layout, the double h

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • There are only two differences, physically.

    1. The US backslash key is located left to the weirdly shaped Enter key, next to the QWERTY quote key.

    2. There's an extra key located left of the QWERTY "Z", right of Shift.

    Backslash keys are in different locations for US keyboards too. Sometimes they're above Enter, sometimes left of Backspace. Sometimes right of the right Shift, under Enter.

    And I can't see how having an extra key can really bother anyone - if it's in the way, map it to the key that you were used
  • Looking at the Silicon Graphics keyboard sitting next to me, it matches the US picture you posted.

    I can't remember for sure, but I /might/ have a spare keyboard in my attic at home, from my old SG box. It'll be a PS/2 connector.
    If I still have the spare, would you want it?
    I could bring it along to YAPC in Birmingham later this month, if you'll be there.