"Predominant" I can believe. If there's one thing the Americans are good
at, it's selling people stuff.


On 29 October 2013 16:18, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:52:38PM +1300, LizR wrote:
> > That article is written by an American, so I wouldn't expect him to know
> > about the pound sign!
> >
> > (Also, I wouldn't think that American style keyboards are used worldwide
> > with computers. They aren't used in the UK, or weren't last time I was
> > there, and are most likely not used in countries where the English
> > character set isn't used.)
> >
>
> My experience in Germany is that everybody traded in their German
> keyboard (aka Qwertz keyboard) for the US Qwerty keyboard. Their local
> name for the keyboard was "Diese blutig ding!".
>
> But you're right - there are plenty of different keyboard layouts, but
> the US layout is predominant - particularly with laptops.
>
> Cheers
>
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