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.

If you're looking for MacBook layouts, click here.

How to identify PC laptop localization guide

 

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 English keyboard layout

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.

US International keyboard layout

UK English Layout

Used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

UK English keyboard layout

Belgian Layout

Used in Belgium.

Belgian keyboard layout

Chinese (Taiwanese) Layout

Used in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Chinese Taiwanese keyboard layout

Czech Layout

Used in the Czech Republic.

Czech keyboard layout

Danish Layout

Used in Denmark, Greenland and Faroese Islands. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Swedish layouts.

Danish keyboard layout

French (Canadian) Layout

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

French Canadian 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.

French keyboard layout

German Layout

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

German keyboard layout

Greek Layout

Used in Greece.

Greek keyboard layout

Hungarian Layout

Used in Hungary.

Hungarian keyboard layout

Italian Layout

Used in Italy. Can be also found in Tunisia and Libya.

Italian keyboard layout

Japanese Layout

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

Japanese keyboard layout

Korean Layout

Used in South Korea. Basic layout, many more available but not so popular as this one.

Korean keyboard layout

Norwegian Layout

Used in Norway and Svalbard. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Swedish layouts.

Norwegian keyboard layout

Portuguese (Brazil) Layout

Brazilian version of Portuguese layout. Used in Brazil.

Portuguese Brazilian keyboard layout

Portuguese (Portugal) Layout

Used in Portugal and its islands.

Portuguese keyboard layout

Russian Layout

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

Russian keyboard layout

Slovak Layout

Used in Slovakia.

Slovak keyboard layout

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 Latin America keyboard layout

Spanish (Spain) Layout

Used in Spain.

Spanish keyboard layout

Swedish Layout

Used in Sweden. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Swedish layouts.

Swedish keyboard layout

Swiss Layout

Used in Switzerland.

Swiss keyboard layout

Thai Layout

Used in Thailand.

Thai keyboard layout

Turkish Q Layout

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

Turkish Q 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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