Laptop Keyboard Layout Identification Guide
Keyboards comes with various layouts and localizations, which are specific to given language, country or region. Here is a guide to quickly determine which layout you have. These are also the exact layouts we use on our laptop keyboard stickers.
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Keyboard Localizations Throughout the World
US English Layout
Used in the US, Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and many smaller countries. Has horizontal, rectangular enter key.
US International Layout
It has an identical character set as US English but with additional Euro character and Alt Gr key instead of Alt. This is the most common layout in Poland. Has horizontal, rectangular enter key. Can be easily misidentified as US English layout.
UK English Layout
Used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Used in Belgium.
Chinese (Taiwanese) Layout
Used in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Used in the Czech Republic.
Used in Denmark, Greenland and Faroese Islands. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Swedish layouts.
French (Canadian) Layout
This is a QWERTY variant of French layout, used by French-speaking citizens of Canada, mainly in Quebec region.
Used in France, Belgium, Morocco, Algeria, French Guyana, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire. It's also used in parts of Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Used in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and can also be found in Switzerland.
Used in Greece.
Used in Hungary.
Used in Italy. Can be also found in Tunisia and Libya.
Used in Japan. It has distinct key shapes, with additional keys next to spacebar, and changed placement of Caps Lock, Control, and Fn keys.
Used in South Korea. Basic layout, many more available but not so popular as this one.
Used in Norway and Svalbard. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Swedish layouts.
Portuguese (Brazil) Layout
Brazilian version of Portuguese layout. Used in Brazil.
Portuguese (Portugal) Layout
Used in Portugal and its islands.
Used in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Belarus.
Used in Slovakia.
Spanish (Latin America) Layout
The American version of Spanish layout. Used in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Belize, Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Surinam, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.
Spanish (Spain) Layout
Used in Spain.
Used in Sweden. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Swedish layouts.
Used in Switzerland.
Used in Thailand.
Turkish Q Layout
This is a modern version of Turkish layout which utilizes QWERTY key placement (Turkish-Q).
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