The Turkish Keyboard - need-to-know tips!
I often get messages full of weird characters - especially from Turkey, written by travellers foreign to the country. If you're using a Turkish keyboard, here's the secrets.
Turkish has 4 letter "I"s. English has only two, a lowercase dotted i and an uppercase dotless I. Turkish has lowercase and uppercase forms of both dotted and dotless I.
The keyboard layout is as follows:
From top left (i.e. the Q) in lower case:
q w e r t y u ý o p ð ü
a s d f g h j k l þ i
z x c v b n m ö ç
and again in upper case:
Q W E R T Y U I O P Ð Ü
A S D F G H J K L Þ Ý
Z X C V B N M Ö Ç
Most importantly, the lower case "i" is just left of the enter key, and the upper case "I" is where it should be - right of yu and left of op. Hope that helps!
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