I am getting used to Mac, I have a french keyboard, and can see
Character Viewer and
Keyboard Viewer, but I still don't know how to type some characters, for instance [ and ]?
The AZERTY keyboard is the most common in France. '[' is shared with the '5' key and ']' is shared with the degrees symbol key to the right of '0'. The '[' or ']' characters appear when you use the AltGr key.
I would hate to be doing Objective C on a French keyboard!
Home and End depend on context in Windows. If the text is editable, home goes to the beginning of the line and End to the end of the line. The Mac does this with Command-Right Arrow (End) and Command-Left Arrow (Home).
When the document is not editable, Home goes to the beginning of the document and End to the end of the document in Windows. On a Mac, for Home you use Command-Up Arrow, and for End you use Command-Down Arrow.
On the French keyboard on a Mac, whether a hardware keyboard or the French keyboard layout in software, I believe that you must hold down three keys simultaneously to generate the "
[" and "
I cannot test this myself, not having a French hardware keyboard, but I believe the required sequence is:
[" is generated by typing Shift + Option + (
and the "
]" is generated by typing Shift + Option + ).
Here is a diagram of the Apple Wireless Keyboard - French which you can purchase from Apple.
The Option key is Apple's name for the "Alt" key on a PC. It is located between the Ctrl key and the Command key, next to the space bar.
In Canada, the 'french' keyboard is QWERTY. It looks like this:
To answer your questions:
[ is accessible via alt + 9
] is accessible via alt + 0
Home is accessible via + <= (left arrow)
End is accessible via + => (right arrow)