Is there a particular reason why the keyboardio keycaps don’t follow the ISO 9995 standard?
I think having the main symbols in the top left corner is a bit better for readability, with fingers resting on the keyboard while you have to check whats underneath, but one can argue the keyboardio is perfect for touchtyping anyway and if you do it ‘the only right way’ it doesn’t matter.
For me the biggest issue with that are symbols that I rarely use, I still have to look for them and since every one of my keyboards has them differently positioned it’s takes quite a while longer to find them.
- My laptop follows iso 9995, but has some wonky key squashing to fit all the keys.
- Steelseries apex pro follows it on the letters and non letter symbols, but not on the number keys
- Keyboardio is all over the place. It kind of follows the standard on the number keys 3,4,6,7,8 where the shifted symbol is in the top left corner above the number, number keys 1 and 0 have the shifted symbol all the way down there with the number and 2,5,9 have their own in-between position. Even the distances between shifted symbols and numbers variate with some keys.
The further I look at it, the more it confuses me, for example why is the pgdn text centered vertically but pgup is on the bottom.
I guess what I am really asking here is: was any or all of those deliberately designed that way with some aspect in mind that I don’t understand? And if yes, what are the reasons?