Supported Keyboards & Characters - Symantec Drive Encryption\PGP Whole Disk Encryption
|Article:TECH149729|||||Created: 2010-02-09|||||Updated: 2013-04-30|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149729|
Which keyboards are supported with Symantec Drive Encryption\PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Mac OS X?
The Symantec Drive Encryption\PGP Whole Disk Encryption log-in screen supports the following keyboard layouts:
- English (US-International)
- Japanese (Japan)
- German (Germany)
- German (Switzerland)
- French (France)
- French (Switzerland)
- Spanish (Latin America)
- Spanish (Spain; ISO)
Note: German (Switzerland) and French (Switzerland) keyboards are supported on versions of PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10.2.0 and above and Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.0 and above.
Different keyboard layouts can have different mappings between characters, potentially causing problems when you enter your passphrase to authenticate. Be sure to specify the supported keyboard layout (in System Preferences > Personal > International), and then make sure to use that same layout each time you authenticate.
The Symantec Drive Encryption\PGP Whole Disk Encryption feature supports alphanumeric characters, punctuation characters, and standard meta-characters when creating passphrases. Tab and control characters are not supported. As you choose a passphrase, please note the following. The following characters are supported:
Most extended ASII characters (such as ç é è ê ë î ï ô û ù ü ÿ) or symbols (such as ¢ ® oe), are supported.
For Japanese versions of Symantec Drive Encryption\PGP Whole Disk Encryption, the characters ` and ~ are not supported.
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