! Is a U.K. qwerty keyboard different than a U.S. qwerty keyboard?

! Is a U.K. qwerty keyboard different than a U.S. qwerty keyboard?
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Being my undisciplined self, I clicked on an add for a ridiculously overpriced Pro Tools Shortcut Keyboard ($200) for a mac. Then I noticed there’s a UK version…whats’ up with that?

Why would a mac keyboard, not be a mac keyboard?


Just a wild guess, but could it be something do with currency - dollars vs pounds & their respective symbols?


I think you’re correct!


There is a huge difference: the English keyboard is classy, understated, somewhat diffident and certainly modest.
The US keyboard, on the other hand, is brash, vulgar, mouthy and unquestionably self-interested and insular.

AS to the matter of £ and $ signs: Here are the other differences.

The UK keyboard has 1 more key than the U.S. keyboard (UK=62, US=61, on the typewriter keys)
The Alt key to the right of the space bar is replaced by an AltGr key
The # symbol is replaced by the £ symbol and a 102nd key is added next to the Enter key to accommodate the displaced #
€ is produced by AltGr + 4
@ and " are swapped
the ~ is moved to the # key, and is replaced by a ¬ symbol on the backquote (`) key; AltGr + backquote produces ¦
the key labelled “|” usually produces the “¦” symbol whilst the one labelled “¦” usually produces the “|” symbol
the \ key is moved to the left of the Z key
the Enter key spans two rows, and is narrower to accommodate the # key
Some UK keyboards do not label Backspace, Enter, Tab and Shift in words