Keyboard layouts and CLDR (was: Re: 0027, 02BC, 2019, or a new character?)

Marcel Schneider via Unicode unicode at
Mon Jan 29 23:31:34 CST 2018

OnMon, 29 Jan 2018 11:13:21 -0700, Tom Gewecke wrote:
> > On Jan 29, 2018, at 4:26 AM, Marcel Schneider via Unicode  wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > the Windows US-Intl 
> > does not allow to write French in a usable manner, as the Œœ is still 
> > missing, and does not allow to type German correctly neither due to 
> > the lack of single angle quotation marks (used in some French locales, 
> > too, and perhaps likely to become even more widespread). Of course 
> > these are all on the macOS US-Extended.
> They are also all on the MacOS "US International PC", provided since 2009 by Apple
> for Windows users who like US International.

I suppose that this layout ships with the Windows emulation that can be run on a Mac.
Itʼs hard to find through especially when I canʼt see the layout or find on the internet. 
Thanks anyway. They seem to be always first, and then, other wendors canʼt copy nor 
invent something else people wonʼt like.

> œ Œ are on alt and alt-shift q
> ‹› are on alt-shift 3/4

Then this is ported from the Apple US layout, where these characters are in the same 
places. However that does not include correct spacing, as required for French.

> (US Extended has also been renamed ABC Extended back in 2015)

Presumably because it is interesting for many locales worldwide accustomed to the 
US QWERTY layout. That tends to prove that Mac users accept changes, while 
Windows users refuse changes. However I fail to understand such a discrepancy.



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