Thursday, January 22, 2009

Apple US Offering Non-English Keyboards

I'm not sure when they started doing it, but the online AppleStore now offers a choice of physical keyboards with most Macs: English, Western Spanish, French, and Japanese. Earlier you had to buy your machine in another country to get a non-English keyboard.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Cool! Now when will they get around to offering a Dvorak keyboard option?

Anonymous said...

They have been doing that for a long time. At least the last five years. Is something really interesting to have the opportunity to buy a different keyboard than the default English. In the UK —where I was living for a couple of years— you can choose between a English and a French keyboard.

I'm Spanish, and besides that fact, I think that the Spanish keyboard offers one of the most comfortable key–setting for those who need to use loads of different diacritics. Actually, I know many German, French and Rumanian people that find them more comfortable to write many languages.

Congratulations for the blog. I discovered it a couple of days ago and I love it!

Unknown said...

the hiragana keyboard is nice. You seem to be one of the only people who would know where i can find a hiragana typing app. like the ones they use in gradeschool to teach the kids keyboard layout. this would be a perfect door into deepening my japanese understanding.

Tom Gewecke said...

Aldric -- Sorry, I'm not sure what you are looking for, you can email me with more details (tom at bluesky dot org) if you want. Perhaps one the links in this info note would be helpful...

http://homepage.mac.com/thgewecke/TypingJapanese.html