An example of legends for Updated Italian Keyboard.
In this instance are additionally represented the access points to the alternative layers.
Place the mouse over the image to display the traditional keyboard.
Place the mouse outside the image to display the Updated Italian Keyboard.
In the above schematic, the keys whose legends in traditional Italian keyboard match perfectly with Updated Italian Keyboard mapping have been left blank. Keys in which there's not perfect compatibility have grey characters where they match, and black characters where they differ. Move the mouse over the image and outside the image in order to look at the differences.
Given that the above picture shows proper legends of an Updated Italian Keyboard, later in this page are explained its divergences from the legends of a traditional Italian keyboard.
Note that in the Updated Italian Keyboard the uppercase accented vowels are typed as simply as any other uppercase character, by just adding the Shift modifier to the lowercase character. For this purpose, some characters have been moved with respect to the traditional Italian keyboard. They are:
The above points describe all the discrepancies between the legends of the traditional keyboard and the character map of the Updated Italian Keyboard. Notice that, apart from the é, they affect characters rarely used.
“On-Screen Keyboard” Windows™ function
The “On-screen keyboard” function displays the characters of the keyboard, including those accessible by the modifier keys. The function may be called from the Start menu, clicking on All programs, Accessories, Ease of access, On–screen keyboard.
On-screen keyboard with no modifier keys pressed displays the characters in first position
On-screen keyboard with Shift pressed displays the characters in second position
On-screen keyboard with AltGr pressed displays characters in third position
On-screen keyboard with both AltGr and Shift pressed displays characters in fourth position