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USA Laptop, Japanese Keyboard.

by Rotarynerd / January 28, 2013 8:28 PM PST

I am on an ASUS A53E purchased in the U.S. on 64bit Windows 7.

I recently had to come to Japan for personal reasons and was not able to take my wireless keyboard from my home to here. So I purchased a Logitech Wireless Keyboard (model: k270) in Japan and have been trying to use it.

But my problem is, the Logitech Keyboard is obviously laid out for Japanese users, where some of the keys are different (i.e. 2 is ", 7 is ', where in the U.S. 2 is @, 7 is &)
I know that switching my keyboard settings from English to Japan in the regional/languages settings will solve this issue, but if I do that, that creates another issue, the native keyboard built into the laptop now type something different than what the key displays.

Is there a way to keep the native keyboard on the English setting, while making the wireless keyboard on the Japanese setting?

Thank you in advance.

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Interesting question.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 28, 2013 8:46 PM PST

But I think the answer is "no". So better buy a keyboard that matches the laptop. Might be possible via some USA webshop. If not, ask a friend or family member in the USA to buy it and send it to you.


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Good question but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2013 12:11 AM PST

I've yet to see that in decades of pre-DOS, DOS, Windows or even Linux. The problem is rare so it looks like no one implemented a workaround.

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