German Keyboard without äöü-keys
Apple ships four German Layouts with the iPad. The one I prefer is QWERTZ, which has no keys for ä, ö and ü. This layout is similar to the iPhone and makes it easier to switch between the devices.
I miss this layout in padkeys.
Thanks for your thoughts. I’m just wondering though, what would be the purpose of using PadKeys in this case? Why not just use Apple’s keyboard?
F Hiew commented
I assume some German users want the option of having the benefits of Padkeys (top row number keys; cursor arrow keys; comma and period keys available without shift, more spelling suggestions), but with the option of having the umlaut characters – which are available via Option or the pop-up key menus – not taking up space and compressing the other keys. I imagine this is more an issue on iPhone than iPad.
Thomas Schewe commented
I don't need PadKeys for the äöü, cause one of the Apple Layouts includes them.
So the question reduces to "Why to use PadKey in general?"
I thought it would be clear: The keys to move the cursor. The permanent row with the numbers.