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There seem to be two layouts for Swedish (not counting Sami) and I don't understand the difference.

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If you want to find an answer, you could turn on the keyboard viewer and inspect the keyboards - paying attention to the alternate keys when option, command, shift and control are depressed. You might need to take a screen capture to compare them side by side depending on "photographic" your memory works. – bmike Aug 15 '12 at 15:05
In case this is not clear - you turn on the Keyboard & Character viewer (from the Keyboard pref) so that it will show as an input source in the preference pane you have uploaded in your question. – bmike Aug 15 '12 at 15:08

On Macintosh computers, the Swedish and Swedish Pro keyboards differ as regards the characters available using the ⇧ Shift or ⌥ Option keys. ⇧ Shift+§ (on the upper row) produces the ° sign, and ⇧ Shift+4 produces the € sign. The digit keys produce ©@£$∞§|[]≈ with ⌥ Option and ¡”¥¢‰¶{}≠ with ⌥ Option+⇧ Shift.

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With "Swedish" the @ sign wasn't available on alt-2, so I had to switch to "Swedish Pro" to get back the "old" behavior.

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