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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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.
(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.
UK (British) English Layout
Used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Used in Arabic-speaking countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, etc.
Used in Bulgaria.
Chinese (Taiwanese) Layout
Used in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Used in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Montenegro.
Used in the Czech Republic.
Used in Denmark, Greenland and Faroese Islands.
Dutch layout is a modified English International with euro sign added. It is used in Netherlands.
Used in France, Belgium, Morocco, Algeria, French Guyana, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire. It's also used in parts of Luxembourg and Switzerland.
French Canadian Layout
This is a QWERTY variant of French layout, used by French-speaking citizens of Canada, mainly in Quebec region.
Used in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and can also be found in Switzerland.
Used in Greece.
Israeli (Hebrew) Layout
Used in Israel. Kudos to Hila M. for corrections :-)
Used in Hungary.
Used in Iceland.
Used in Italy.
Used in Japan. It has distinct key shapes, with additional keys next to space, and changed placement of Caps Lock, Control, and Fn keys.
Used in South Korea.
Used in Norway and Svalbard.
Used in Portugal and Brazil.
Used in Romania, although US English and English International layouts are also very popular.
Used in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Belarus.
Used in Slovakia.
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.
Used in Sweden and Finland.
Used in Switzerland.
Used in Thailand.
This is a modern version of Turkish layout which utilizes QWERTY key placement (Turkish-Q).
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