Keyboard layouts and CLDR

Marcel Schneider via Unicode unicode at
Tue Jan 30 11:55:46 CST 2018

On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:54:19 -0700, Tom Gewecke wrote:
> > On Jan 30, 2018, at 3:20 AM, Alastair Houghton  wrote:
> > 
> > The “alt” annotation isn’t on the latest keyboards (go look in an Apple Store if you don’t believe me :-)).
> Interesting! Apple’s documentation shows these keys mostly with “alt” and “⌥”.

While the “⌥” symbol is persistent across locales, the “alt” label is somewhere 
replaced with “option” and I believed that this the macOS name, whereas “alt” 
is merely wrt BootCamp users. However that is confusing as Windows “Alt” has 
not the “option” functionality but rather the quick access like its internal name of 
“MENU” (‷LMENU‴, ‷RMENU‴), while “option” equals “AltGr” since there are 
alternate graphics, too. But now since we need a “Numbers” modifier, none of 
both schemes seems appropriate: Left Option should be Numbers, and Alt should 
become Numbers, too, while itself could be mapped to Left Windows or so. See:



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