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FYI: Hebrew Keyboard About to Change

In an effort to reduce the number of common mistakes and keep punctuation key functionality consistent both in English and Hebrew, Hebrew letters are about to be reshuffled; ‘The aim is to make things easier.

The Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has published pictures of plans for a new key arrangement for computer keyboards designed to prevent common mistakes made when typing.

As part of the change, four letters will be reshuffled, along with a small number of punctuation marks.

The new minor changes on the Hebrew-Latin keyboard layout is intended, as the institution has said, to create “improved usability” and to prevent common mistakes caused by the changing function of keys depending on whether users type in English of Hebrew.

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