I start to look for a MacBook, I’m French but want to get a QWERTY keyboard for development purposes.
On Windows and Linux, using an American QWERTY keyboard allows a user to write accents with a dead key (no need for combination with another key) like this:
´ then e = é ´ then c = ç ˋ then e = è ˋ then a = à " then e = ë " then space = " …
By pressing the first one (only that key, not using Option or other key) then pressing the letter, then we have the accent. If we want the apostrophe we need to do ´, then space.
Apparently on normal US layout on a Mac (same on Windows and Linux without the US international layout), we need to use combination of Option + ´ then the letter:
Option + ´ then e = é Option + ´ then c = ç Option + ˋ then e = è Option + ˋ then a = à Option + " then e = ë …
But after searching on the internet, this behaviour appears to be reserved to the English International keyboard.
The question is could we do the same on a US Keyboard?
- Open System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources
- Add U.S. International PC
In that image we can see that select the US International PC layout that permit it represent an ISO QWERTY Intl and not an ANSI QWERTY US.
The question is witch keyboard should I choose when I order my Mac, to have the expected behaviour?