Subject: Re: -key "introduction"
To: '' <>
From: Schwerzmann, Stephan <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/31/2005 15:17:24
[many snippets]
> PC keyboard
> IBM PS/2 keyboard
> a key marked '<-' above the main Return/Enter key 
> Del key
>   DLB> They have CAPS lock where CTRL should be...
> Ctrl moved on the PC when the 101/102 key 'extended' key
> -boards were introduced.  I preferred the old arrangement
> with Ctrl on the home row. See...

dear guys,

"standards are great because there's so many to choose from"
and this also applies for keyboard layouts

beside the historical evolution of US "standards" pre- and
post- PC-era, of course biased thru standards-unaware and
learning-resistent pc keyboard manufacturers (did I hear
far-east?) there are also other long standing national
standarisation organs in _other_than_ US countries which
cared for.. uh.. typewriter keyboards which eventually
made it to IT-keyboards.

I kindly ask you to not just speak about "a VTxyz" keyboard,
but please name DEC part numbers since these honorable
devices were also delivered to overseas with of course
nationally adapted keyboard layouts!

I feel that everything else brings nothing but confusion 
to such discussions

thaks for your attention, feel free to continue with ads...  ;-)