From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 04 2010 - 14:44:48 CST
With all due respect to Karl and Alain and anyone else involved in
that ISO keyboard standard, there's just really no point in arguing
with them. They use this weird terminology that doesn't fit with the
real world, and I guess they hope that their standard will get rid of
what they claim to be "unergonomic" keyboards in favour of what's in
I've never fathomed it.
I use Plain, Shift, Option (Alt if you prefer), and Shift-Option as my
main states (there are some other states, like Command and Control),
and I use deadkeys to do other things. I have for years, and I plan to
do so in future, too. And I don't intend to change my terminology for
the ISO one because the ISO one isn't, in this case, any better. It's
just more confusing since it has little to do with reality.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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