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Swiss German Keyboard

add swiss german keyboard layout

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    markus shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    input requested  ·  AdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded  · 

    Hello. We do not have anyone Swiss on our team and I would like to understand the reason for wanting the Swiss/German layout. As far as I can tell, the main difference is putting in French é,à,è in place of Ö,Ä,Ü, removing ß, and adding ç. Is this true? And is your main reason for wanting this layout to be able to type French characters (at the cost of losing capitalized umlaut-letters)? Thanks, and sorry for being slow getting back to this!

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      • H. Kessler commented  · 

        In Switzerland you often write text including both german and french words. The difference between Swiss-German layout and Swiss-French layout is only at three keys: the Swiss-German variety has the German umlauts (ä, ö, ü) accessible without dead keys, while the Swiss-French version has the French accented characters (é, à, è) accessible in the unshifted state.

        There is a big difference to the layout of Germany/Austria concerning all the shift characters. For example:
        shift 3 = § at Germany, = * at Switzerland
        shift 4 = $ at Germany, = ç at Switzerland

        The exact layout of swiss keyboards is explained at:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTZ#Switzerland_(German,_French,_Italian,_Romansh),_Liechtenstein,_Luxembourg

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