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Swiss Keyboards

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Cailleach, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Cailleach

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    Does anyone out there know how to get alliance chat on a Swiss keyboard? We've just added a lovely player from Switzerland to our alliance, but she's struggling with working out how to chat with us. Anyone?
     
  2. Kiminality

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    From what I see, "Alt Gr" and "1" should do it in the Classic Client.
    Enhanced Client would be /a (I think)
     
  3. Gnoopey

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    ThankXXX Kiminality for the reply, unfortunately, it does not - mean Alt Gr and "1" - any other idea?

    And ThankXXXXX Cailleach for your nice words AND the warm welcome!
     
  4. AyaraBlue

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    I´m not familiar with Swiss keyboards, but on Swedish keyboards alliance chat is on Alt Gr and the <>| key. At least you can try to see if it works for you...

    Welcome here btw :)
     
  5. Kiminality

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    I've discovered the error, which lay partly with me.
    See, there are two types of "pipe" , the broken (¦) and unbroken (|).
    You may have noticed that the instructions I gave you previously produced a ¦, which doesn't work because it's not exactly the right character.
    The error lay partly in my not realising they were different characters, because back in my early days of DOS, and even the XP command prompt, display the unbroken pipe as broken.
    The rest of the error lay with the keyboard layout image I found via Google, which displayed an unbroken pipe on AltGr+1.

    But, I switched my keyboard to Romansh, and pulled up the OnScreen Keyboard in the Accessibility options, fired up UO, and for some reason I can't understand, what should have been AltGr+1 switch to the key to the left of it.
    Not that any of that matters, because it was the broken one, anyway, which doesn't work.
    However, I did catch a peek of a distinctly pipe-looking character on AltGr+7.

    On the off-chance you were sensible, and sisn't read through my tale of sadness, I'll add it again here, the TL;DR version:
    AltGr + 7
     
  6. Saunders

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    There is another solution which works for all keyboards.
    In Windows it is possible to change the bindings of all the keys, but it is probably most convenient to switch the entire keyboard layout.
    In Control panel, pick Regional and Language.
    In the Languages tab, choose the details button (under the text services and input languages section).
    In the settings tab, under the installed services panel, pick the add button.
    Under keyboard/IME, select either the US or United Kingdom keyboard.
    When you save this setting, you will find a small icon added to the right of the bottom menu bar that allows you to switch between keyboards. The tricky bit is that the letters are a little rearranged as well, but I find it not too hard to remember the positions of the most important changes.
     
  7. Gnoopey

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    ... it works now of course! ThankXXX alot everybody!
     
  8. MedeaDF

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    Keyboard Layouts worldwide is very useful too :)

    PS:
    Swiss keyboard commands are (UO 2D client):
    | = ALT GR + "7" button (= Alliance chat)
    \ = ALT GR + "< >" button (= Guild chat)
    / = SHIFT + "7" button (= Party chat)