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I recently got around to buying the FC upgrade and found my self wanting a good quality keyboard layout based on a US keyboard, which I haven't been able to find. So, I decided to create one, based on Tomas Friberg's excellent FC layout including the extra info on RWR symbols.

 

I have uploaded it to LockOnFiles if you're interested:

 

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=97&lid=978&title=Lock%20On%20Flaming%20Cliffs%20US%20Keyboard%20Layout#dldetails

 

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Update:

 

rev.1 released:

 

- Renamed zip container to clarify this layout is for Flaming Cliffs

- Renamed pdf to match zip container name

- Versioned release

- Fixed "Rejoin form" key (s/b Alt+[, not Alt+])

- Renamed "Tight form tgl" key (Shft+]) "Toggle form"

 

Should be appearing on LockOnFiles soon, but if you don't want to wait, you can grab it here:

 

http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?automodule=downloads&showfile=5173

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Sleek:

 

Some - you can see several different layouts here:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout

 

And a brief comparison of the UK vs. US layout here:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_and_American_keyboards

 

The enter/return key is different, there are 2 functioning Alt keys on the US (vs. 1 Alt and 1 AltGr key on the UK), the UK \ key is in a different spot, etc.

 

There was enough of a difference for me to want to make a new one and, judging by the download count on LockOnFiles (76 in the first 24 hours), others agree.

 

I am not the first to make a US version though: -Tbird- did one for 1.1FC (which actually has more information on it than Tomas'/mine), although he used an edited raster image to create his so it is not as clear and readable.

 

To create mine, I used Tomas' PDF (which is based on an previous, uncredited PDF layout on a Swedish keyboard) and edited it using Adobe Illustrator, which preserved the visual quality.

 

BTW, I can easily edit it, if anyone sees any errors or has suggestions for improving.

 

Blue side up!

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