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Macbook Pro keyboard

Postby NoBob » Wed, 10 Jan 2007 5:33 am

Hi,

I'm wondering whether to get a Macbook Pro when I arrive in Singapore, rather than buy it in the UK. Would anyone happen to know if the MBP comes with an qwerty keyboard in Singapore?

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Re: Macbook Pro keyboard

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Jan 2007 9:24 am

NoBob wrote:Hi,

I'm wondering whether to get a Macbook Pro when I arrive in Singapore, rather than buy it in the UK. Would anyone happen to know if the MBP comes with an qwerty keyboard in Singapore?

Thanks,

NoBob.


Yes. I am assuming that you are talking about a querty vrs chinese character keyboard and not a dvorak keyboard. Singapore's language of government is English and 99% of all keyboards here are standard Keyboards (albeit with usually a US English layout (but I would assume you can set your character set accordingly) It's just you will not actually "see" a '£' on your keyboard but would have to use the Character Map program like I just did in order to put in the £ sign. Have to admit I'm not a Mac user though.

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Postby NoBob » Wed, 10 Jan 2007 7:42 pm

Thanks.

"...you are talking about a querty vrs chinese character..." That's correct.

I used an azerty keyboard for many years, so that's fine about the US version.

Would still very much llike to hear from someone who's bought an MBP in Singapore...

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Postby ciotog » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:46 am

The MBP I bought here is actually with my sister back home! But for the time being I'll just give you some general advice (I have a powerbook and mac mini that I bought here). The keyboard on the MBP (indeed any of the Apple keyboards you get here) is an American qwerty layout. You can configure different 'input sources' from the System Preferences and have these displayed in the menu bar. Selecting the appropriate one will alter the response to certain keypresses. For example I have British, U.S. and Irish Extended enabled on this machine and can switch between them as required. So if I use U.S. and hit SHIFT + 3 I get the hash symbol (#) whereas switching to British and doing the same will give me the pound sign (£). All as one might expect (you can use different, multiple input types in pretty much any program).

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Postby NoBob » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 2:15 am

That's great. Thanks.

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