Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums
haha. I bet you have a multilingual keyboard kari
The physical keyboard itself is, depending on what computer I'm using, either Finnish / Swedish or German. I type normally daily in four languages: both my mother tongues Finnish and Swedish (bilingual family from bilingual country), English and German.
All my rigs have then four keyboard layouts installed: Finnish, German, English (UK) and English (US). I do not need Swedish because it is exactly the same than Finnish, only difference being the name. Both languages use letters Åå, Ää and Öö. German layout also has Ää and Öö but not Åå. I need German layout only because of two letters, Üü and the double-s ß like in word Große (English: big), which would be considered wrong if I typed it Grosse, even if it really is the same thing. Not even all native German speakes know when to use ss and when ß.
I do not like to use German laýout because I almost automatically make typos with it. I do not look at keyboard when I type and in German keyboard Y and Z have swapped places (QWERTZ), so as I'm more used to Finnish and English layouts (both normal QWERTY), using German one causes me to type Z when I need Y and vice versa
The English layouts I need very seldom, being completely able to type all characters needed to type English with both Finnish and German layout. English layouts I use mostly when needing keyboard screenshots, using English on-screen keyboard to get a screenshot, then swapping back to my default Finnish.
I simply click the language bar in notification area to swap to needed layout.