[thelist] tip: keyboard remap for spanish coders

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Wed Mar 16 13:56:22 CST 2005

<tip type="keyboard remap for spanish coders" author="kasimir-k">
On a normal Spanish keyboard the characters [, ], { and } are the 
rightmost keys on top and home rows, but accessed with the right alt 
key. This is very painful one hand finger stretch if you write a lot of 
code. Characters |, @ and # are on top of 1, 2 and 3, and accessed also 
with the right alt, which means uncomfortable two hand combination.

Download a  keyboard remapping tool [0][1], and swap your right alt and 
caps lock (which is almost never used) keys: now you can type [, ], {, 
and } with very comfortable two hand combination.  |, @ and # are 
managed with one hand, but without painful stretches.

[0] keytweak from: http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/
[1] Remapkey.exe (part or win 2003 server res kit, runs on xp too): 



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