JIS layout

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The "JIS" physical layout is a possible keyboard layout derived from the Enhanced layout intended for multilingual Japanese keyboards. It is named after the Japanese Industrial Standards body. There are several similarities and differences compared to the ANSI and ISO layouts; for the latter, JIS utilises an ANSI-like long left shift key and an ISO-style enter key. However, 4 or 5 extra keys (compared to ISO and ANSI respectively) can be found from the splitting of the backspace, right shift and spacebar keys to support additional Japanese characters and language input keys for muhenkan (left of spacebar), henkan (1st right of spacebar) and katakana/hiragana (2nd right of spacebar).


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