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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • 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 to have there.

    The problem for me, with "international" layouts, that is: non-US layouts, is the key in between QWERTY quote and Enter, that in a US mapping is backslash. My little finger is too short to still reach Enter without lifting my hand, with this layout. And that sucks.

    Fortunately for me, the de facto standard in the Netherlands is the US layout. A Dutch layout exists, but almost nobody uses it (despite IBM's constant annoying opinion that we should).