How to Identify MacBook Keyboard Layout?

Keyboards come with various layouts and localizations, which are specific to given country or region. Here you can find a guide to quickly determine which localization you have. Below the guide, you'll find also a list of all MacBook localizations with detailed illustrations. These are also the exact layouts we use on our MacBook keyboard stickers.

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The Guide Guide to Identify MacBook Keyboard Localization

MacBook Keyboard Localizations Throughout the World

US English Layout

Used in USA, Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and many other countries.

Macbook US english keyboard layout

(US) English International Layout

It has identical characters layout as US English but uses ISO (European) key shapes. This is the most common layout in Poland. We also advise our customers to choose this layout, if they want to switch from any European language to English keyboard.

Macbook english international keyboard layout (Dutch, Polish)

UK (British) English Layout

Used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Macbook UK british english keyboard layout

Arabic Layout

Used in Arabic-speaking countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, etc.

Macbook arabic keyboard layout

Bulgarian Layout

Used in Bulgaria.

Macbook bulgarian keyboard layout

Chinese (Taiwanese) Layout

Used in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Macbook chinese taiwanese keyboard layout

Croatian Layout

Used in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Montenegro.

Macbook croatian keyboard layout

Czech Layout

Used in the Czech Republic.

Macbook czech keyboard layout

Danish Layout

Used in Denmark, Greenland and Faroese Islands.

Macbook danish keyboard layout

Dutch Layout

Dutch layout is a modified English International with euro sign added. It is used in Netherlands.

Macbook dutch keyboard layout

French Layout

Used in France, Belgium, Morocco, Algeria, French Guyana, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire. It's also used in parts of Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Macbook french AZERTY keyboard layout

French Canadian Layout

This is a QWERTY variant of French layout, used by French-speaking citizens of Canada, mainly in Quebec region.

Macbook french canadian keyboard layout

German Layout

Used in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and can also be found in Switzerland.

Macbook german keyboard layout

Greek Layout

Used in Greece.

Macbook greek keyboard layout

Israeli (Hebrew) Layout

Used in Israel. Kudos to Hila M. for corrections :-)

Macbook hebrew (israeli) keyboard

Hungarian Layout

Used in Hungary.

Macbook hungarian keyboard layout

Icelandic Layout

Used in Iceland.

Macbook icelandic keyboard layout

Italian Layout

Used in Italy.

Macbook italian keyboard layout

Japanese Layout

Used in Japan. It has distinct key shapes, with additional keys next to space, and changed placement of Caps Lock, Control, and Fn keys.

Macbook japanese keyboard layout

Korean Layout

Used in South Korea.

Macbook korean keyboard layout

Norwegian Layout

Used in Norway and Svalbard.

Macbook norwegian keyboard layout

Portuguese Layout

Used in Portugal and Brazil.

Macbook portuguese keyboard layout

Romanian Layout

Used in Romania, although US English and English International layouts are also very popular.

Macbook romanian keyboard layout

Russian Layout

Used in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Belarus.

Macbook russian keyboard layout

Slovak Layout

Used in Slovakia.

Macbook slovak keyboard layout

Spanish Layout

Used in Spain and latin american countries: Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Belize, Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Surinam, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Macbook spanish keyboard layout

Swedish Layout

Used in Sweden and Finland.

Macbook swedish finnish keyboard layout

Swiss Layout

Used in Switzerland.

Macbook swiss keyboard layout

Thai Layout

Used in Thailand.

Macbook thai keyboard layout

Turkish Layout

This is a modern version of Turkish layout which utilizes QWERTY key placement (Turkish-Q).

Macbook turkish QWERTY keyboard layout


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Sebastian Kończak
Sebastian Konczak

Multi-discipline man and co-founder at Keyshorts and order management software Ordee. I write about working from home, productivity hacks, e-commerce, keyboards, and Adobe tutorials.

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