I'm French, but I've chosen to take a
QWERTY keyboard for my MacBook Pro for many reasons:
- first of all, the
AZERTYkeyboard is not at all ergonomic because it has no numeric keypad, and I must use MAJ or CAPS LOCK to access to the numeric keys ;
- secondly, I've bought this mac for development ; and chars
}, etc., are not directly accessible on the Apple
- the last thing is that: the diacritics are VERY easy to produce on an Apple keyboard with Mac OS X :
⎇ + cfor a
ç, for example, and many dead keys easy to use (e.g.
⎇ + e, then
egive you an
So, I have no difficulties to write in my native language with this keyboard under Mac OS X.
BUT, when I boot on Windows 7's Boot Camp partition, or when I use applications from it through VMware Unity, it is no longer the same comfort!
Without numeric keypad, it's impossible to use it for produce specials characters (e.g.:
Alt + 0231 for the
I've tried many solutions, like auto replacement in Microsoft Office (e.g.:
,,c being replaced by
ç), but for all my diacritics, I must type a space, then a back space before the replacement work.
I've also tried third party software, as Texter, but it is very buggy and don't work properly (or don't work at all) in many case!
So, is there a solution somewhere, to have this Mac OS X's nice and comfortable way of producing diacritics for Windows 7?