- Dec 29, 2012
We can look into non-QWERTY keyboards but that would be more inline with development and not modding. I'd setup a new thread (if not already done) in the suggestions area.
So im exactly doing what he suggested
Again to make clear what this is about I, as German user , have a different Keyboard Layout as the standard US-Qwerty layout:
as you can see there are quite a few changes between the Layout and it can be a Major pain in the A** trying to write with a fellow german in an Ingame chat if these layouts arent Supported.
while some people may think: then just make Keybindings ! i have to say this is not as easy as you think:
1. Its totally Inconvienient if you want to play a game you you want good working shortcuts to the important functions. Its kinda confusing if you look at the tooltip of a building and the button shown as Shortcut is Y and you actually have to press Z. (it has an even stronger effect if you have a Tutorial where the Narrator says, Now Press Z to open your Vines tab (or so , just imagining things here)). for the most part this isnt the most Important part, since you can actually rebind the keys (even if it sucks if you have to do that from the beginning)
2. The most Important point is chatting, while you easily can change Keybindings (in most games at least) its not possible to change the associated Key for a specific letter.
there are some prominent examples, like Sacrifice, where everything i have to write is complicated, because i have to press Y for a Z and since im used to my Layout it comes out wrong 90% of the time.
Try to make a Teamplay with an english guy and saying him: "hez whz do zou do this ?"
in this case i have to correct my spelling which costs time, which may be essential.
And yeah its just damn inconvenient
QWERTZ layouts are used relatively wide spread over central Europe.
AZERTY is for the Francophone countries (and damn i feel with you guys its Hard enough to write things like ÉÂÒ on the QWERTZ layout )
QZERTY is the Italian Layout (but as far as i can see this isnt that widespread and im not sure how much work it is to implement this.)
Since im the Keeper of the List im Adding this Instantly (hehe )
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