Originally Posted by Maho
Harkon: Hey, since you are a fellow scandinavian, i think it will be best ask you this question. The area51m comes with an UK keybord, but we in scandinavia have a cauple of letters which aren't on the UK one. How did you solve this problem?
this is very easy, as long as you know the basic layout of a keyboard and does not have the need to look on the keyboard while writing.
in windows xp you just do this when the computer arrives:
startbutton>control panel>regional and language options
and there you go to "languages" and click on detail. there you are able to change what keyboard layout you want to use.
after that the only problem you´ll encounter is the fact that this keyboard is slightly smaller than a desktop keyboard (i guess all laptop keyboards are), so in the beginning there will be some misprinting. but that only takes some hours to get used to.
the only real drawback i see with using an english keyboard with swedish layout is that we in sweden have 3 buttons between the L-button and the ENTER-button. on this keyboard there is only 2 buttons there, which makes it really hard for me to write *. but that is solved by pressing numlock and then pressing the right key (in this case the 0 key).
i guess this just became a serious clog of unreadable things, and if that is so i´m sorry. bad english mixed with having been awake for roughly 48 hours is really making this hard for me=)