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US English Plus Keyboard

The US English Plus keyboard driver provides an enhanced functional layout for the standard US English visual keyboard layout found on most Windows computers sold in North America. With this keyboard driver installed, the computer will produce exactly the same characters as the standard US English keyboard. That means anyone accustomed to typing on the standard US English keyboard will not notice any difference.

However, the US English Plus keyboard also produces additional characters useful in scientific and engineering publications, characters not directly available using the standard US English keyboard. With the keyboard driver installed, the characters are available in all programs running on the computer, not just Microsoft Word, for example. Note that the characters do not include accented letters, which are more easily entered using a keyboard suited to the specific non-English language involved. See, for example, the Canadian French Plus keyboard.

With the US English Plus keyboard driver installed, the extra characters shown in the diagram below are available by pushing the right Alt key, much like using the Shift key. Pressing the left Ctrl and the left Alt key together is an alternative method of accessing these characters.

US English Plus keyboard
The US English Plus keyboard produces the same characters as the standard US English keyboard as well as these characters when the right Alt key is pressed.

Right-click to download the US English Plus keyboard driver and save it on your computer using Save link as... or Save target as... Double click on it once you have saved it. This is a zipped archive that contains a READ_ME file with installation instructions.

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