Laptop Keyboard Layout Identification Guide


This article was updated on October 26th, 2019.

Laptop and desktop keyboards come with various layouts and languages, which are specific to a given country or region. Here you'll find detailed illustrations to quickly determine which Windows keyboard layout you have. These are also the exact layouts we use on our decorative laptop keyboard stickers and language keyboard stickers.

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

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Laptop Keyboard Layouts 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 other countries. Has horizontal, rectangular enter key. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

US English Windows keyboard layout

US International layout

It has an identical symbol set as US English but with additional Euro symbol and Alt Gr key instead of Alt. Has horizontal, rectangular enter key. Can be easily misidentified as US English layout. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

US International Windows keyboard layout

UK (British) English layout

Used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Can also be found on Malta, Gibraltar and former British colonies. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

UK British English Windows keyboard layout

Arabic layout

Used in Arabic-speaking countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, etc. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Arabic Windows keyboard layout

Armenian layout

Used in Armenia. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Armenian Windows keyboard layout

Azeri/Azerbaijani layout

Used in Azerbaijan. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Azeri/Azerbaijani Windows keyboard layout

Belgian layout

Used in Belgium. Frequently misidentified with French layout, which is similar. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Belgian Windows keyboard layout

Bengali layout

Used in Bangladesh and India. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Bengali Windows keyboard layout

Bosnian layout

Used in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's identical to Croatian, Slovene/Slovenian, and Serbian (Latin) layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Bosnian Windows keyboard layout

Bulgarian layout

Used in Bulgaria. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Bulgarian Windows keyboard layout

Burmese layout

Used in Myanmar. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Burmese Windows keyboard layout

Chinese layout

Used in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Includes Cangjie, Dayi and Zhuyin symbols. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Chinese Cangjie, Dayi, Zhuyin Windows keyboard layout

Colemak English layout

Used by writers and programmers as a faster alternative to standard QWERTY. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Colemak Windows keyboard layout

Croatian layout

Used in Croatia and Montenegro. It is identical to Bosnian, Slovene/Slovenian, and Serbian (Latin) layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Croatian Windows keyboard layout

Czech layout

Used in the Czech Republic. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Czech Windows 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. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Danish Windows keyboard layout

Dutch layout

Used in the Netherlands. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Dutch Windows keyboard layout

Dvorak English layout

Used by writers and programmers as a faster alternative to standard QWERTY. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Dvorak Windows keyboard layout

Estonian layout

Used in Estonia. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Estonian Windows keyboard layout

Finnish layout

Used in Finland. It's identical to the standard Swedish layout. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Finnish Windows keyboard layout

French (BÉPO) layout

Used as a faster alternative to standard French AZERTY layout. It's available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

French BÉPO Windows keyboard layout

French (Canadian) layout

This is a QWERTY variant of French layout, used by French-speaking citizens of Canada, mainly in the Quebec region. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

French Canadian Windows 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. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

French AZERTY Windows keyboard layout

German layout

Used in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and can also be found in Switzerland. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

German Windows keyboard layout

Greek layout

Used in Greece. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Greek Windows keyboard layout

Greek Polytonic layout

An alternative to the standard layout, with extra diacritics. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Greek Polytonic Windows keyboard layout

Gujarati layout

Used mainly in the Indian state of Gujarat. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Gujarati Windows keyboard layout

Hebrew layout

Used in Israel. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Hebrew Windows keyboard layout

Hindi (Devanagari InScript) layout

Used in India. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Hindi Devanagari InScript Windows keyboard layout

Hungarian layout

Used in Hungary. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Hungarian Windows keyboard layout

Icelandic layout

Used in Iceland. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Icelandic Windows keyboard layout

Italian layout

Used in Italy. Can be also found in Tunisia and Libya. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Italian Windows keyboard layout

Japanese layout

Used in Japan. It has distinct key shapes, with additional keys next to the spacebar, and changed placement of Caps Lock, Control, and Fn keys. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Japanese Windows keyboard layout

Kannada layout

Used mainly in the Indian state of Karnataka. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Kannada Windows keyboard layout

Kazakh layout

Used in Kazakhstan. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Kazakh Windows keyboard layout

Khmer layout

Used in Cambodia and Vietnam. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Khmer Windows keyboard layout

Korean (2-set) layout

Used in South Korea. Basic layout (2-set), much more is available but not so popular as this one. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Korean 2-set Windows keyboard layout

Lithuanian layout

Used in Lithuania. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Lithuanian Windows keyboard layout

Macedonian layout

Used in North Macedonia. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Macedonian Windows keyboard layout

Malayalam layout

Used mainly in the Indian state of Kerala. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Malayalam Windows keyboard layout

Maltese layout

Used in Malta as an alternative to widely used UK English or Italian layouts. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Maltese Windows keyboard layout

Northern Sami layout

Used in northern parts of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Northern Sami Windows keyboard layout

Norwegian (Bokmål) layout

Used in Norway and Svalbard. It can also be a part of the so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Danish and Swedish layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Norwegian Windows keyboard layout

Odia/Oriya layout

Used mainly in the Indian state of Odisha. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Odia Oriya Windows keyboard layout

Persian/Farsi layout

Used in Iran. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Persian Farsi Windows keyboard layout

Polish layout

In widespread use in Poland. It's actually identical to the Dutch and US International layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Polish Windows keyboard layout

Polish (214) layout

Used back in the 80s and 90s, features Polish symbols. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Polish 214 Windows keyboard layout

Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT) layout

The Brazilian version of Portuguese layout. Used in Brazil. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Portuguese Brazilian ABNT Windows keyboard layout

Portuguese layout

Used in Portugal and its islands. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Portuguese Windows keyboard layout

Romanian layout

Used in Romania. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Romanian Standard Windows keyboard layout

Russian layout

Used in Russia. Also found in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Belarus. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Russian Windows keyboard layout

Russian Phonetic layout

Used mainly by foreigners who learn Russian. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Russian Phonetic Windows keyboard layout

Serbian layout

Used in Serbia. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Serbian Windows keyboard layout

Serbian (Latin) layout

Used in Serbia as an alternative to the Cyrillic layout. Identical to the Bosnian, Croatian and Slovene/Slovenian layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Serbian Latin Windows keyboard layout

Slovak layout

Used in Slovakia. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Slovak Windows keyboard layout

Slovene/Slovenian layout

Used in Slovenia. Identical to the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Latin layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Slovene Slovenian Windows 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. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Spanish LATAM Windows keyboard layout

Spanish layout

Used in Spain. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Spanish Windows keyboard layout

Swedish layout

Used in Sweden. It can also be a part of so-called "Nordic" layout, combined with Norwegian and Danish layouts. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Swedish Windows keyboard layout

Swiss layout

Used in Switzerland. It's a joined layout of Swiss French and Swiss German. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Swiss Windows keyboard layout

Tamil layout

Used mainly in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Tamil Windows keyboard layout

Telugu layout

Used mainly in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Telugu Windows keyboard layout

Thai (Kedmanee) layout

Used in Thailand. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Thai Kedmanee Windows keyboard layout

Tibetan layout

Used by Tibetan people all around the world. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Tibetan Windows keyboard layout

Turkish F layout

Used in Turkey by enthusiasts and fast-typists. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Turkish F Windows keyboard layout

Turkish Q layout

This is a modern version of Turkish layout which utilizes QWERTY key placement (Turkish-Q). You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Turkish Q Windows keyboard layout

Ukrainian layout

Used in Ukraine. You can buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Ukrainian Windows keyboard layout

Urdu layout

Used in Pakistan and India. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Urdu Windows keyboard layout

Vietnamese layout

Used in Vietnam. This layout is available through Windows keyboard settings. You most likely can't easily buy a laptop/desktop keyboard with this layout.

Vietnamese Windows keyboard layout

How to physically switch layouts or to have a multilingual keyboard

We run Keyshorts for several years now and we learned that many people need to change their keyboard layout or to have multiple layouts on the same keyboard. Unfortunately, purchasing and replacing the keyboard is expensive and hard, and - in the case of quite a few layouts - impossible.

Keyboard stickers are a great solution for this. They are relatively cheap and easy to apply and come with many different layouts. You can even customize their caption and background colors.

If you simply want to switch your keyboard to another layout, we can suggest choosing our Simple Black stickers or language stickers.

If you want to have two languages on one keyboard, try our bilingual stickers. If you need even more, our trilingual stickers and quadrilingual stickers will be the perfect solution.

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Sebastian Kończak
Sebastian Konczak

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


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