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The ABC Extended input is fantastic for inputing several diacritics, but it only seems to assume apple's own layouts, i.e. it doesn't recognise the standard British PC layout. Is there a way to make it work with the standard British PC layout, particularly re: the symbol mismatches between the two?

Standard British PC has shift+2=" and shift+'=@.

The Apple British layout has shift+2=@ and shift+'=".

In British PC, the key left of 1 is ` ¬, but in Apple British it is § ±.

In British PC, the key left of z is \ |, but in Apple British it is ` ~.

In British PC, the rightmost key of the asdf row is # ~, but in Apple British it is \ |.

Suppose I definitely do not plan to use the Apple British layout at all, but may need to work with the standard British PC layout. Is there a way to reconfigure certain things for the ABC Extended input to be compatible with the standard British PC layout?

  • I'm glad you got what you needed, but I still don't understand the question. The keys you describe are all correct, in both layout & mapping, for each of a British PC keyboard & a British Apple keyboard. UK PC keyboards really do have all the keys 'in the wrong places' if you're used to Apple. – Tetsujin May 28 at 4:39
  • @Tetsujin It's the reverse situation for me. I do not use Apple's British layout and would like to use the ABC Extended input of MacOS with the standard British layout. When a British keyboard is used, ABC Extended automatically assumes it is an Apple British keyboard and maps the keys with the Apple layout, even if the actual keyboard being used is a standard British one. British PC does use the standard key mapping, but it doesn't offer the same range of diacritics available in ABC Extended. – Rethliopuks May 28 at 10:05
  • ABC is based on a US ANSI map, though, rather than a British ISO map - but thank you for explaining. :) – Tetsujin May 28 at 11:08
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    @Tetsujin it is! It's just it recognises ISO keyboards as well. – Rethliopuks May 28 at 13:33
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Update -- Problem solved with Ukelele. I copied the layout of the current input source and then manually adjusted the key mappings (including the shift modifications etc.). It took me just a few minutes.

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