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Various keyboard layouts Edit

Wikipedia has quite a few keyboard layouts with images on their keyboard layout article.

Set the keyboard layout Edit

Ubuntu Edit

The GUI way Edit

  • System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layouts (tab)
  • Click on the plus to add a layout, the minus to remove a layout and select the radio button on the default column of a layout to set it as default

The CLI way Edit

Find the keyboard layout out of the available ones:

ls /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols

Change the layout, e.g. to the danish(dk) layout:

setxkbmap dk

Windows XP Edit

  • Start -> Control panel -> Regional and Language Options or from the Run dialog type intl.cpl and hit enter.
  • Languages (tab) -> Details.
  • Click Add. Choose Input Language and Keyboard layout (e.g. English (United States) and US). Click OK.
  • Choose the new layout under Default input language.
  • Click Apply.
  • For all layouts you don't want, select them on the list of Installed services and click remove.
  • Click OK and then OK on the window behind it as well and close the control panel.

Windows Vista Edit

  • Start -> Control panel -> Regional and Language Options or from the Run dialog type intl.cpl and hit enter.
  • Keyboards and Languages (tab) -> Change keyboards.
  • Click Add. Choose Input Language and Keyboard layout (e.g. English (United States) and US). Click OK.
  • Choose the new layout under Default input language.
  • Click Apply.
  • For all layouts you don't want, select them on the list of Installed services and click remove.
  • Click OK and then OK on the window behind it as well and close the control panel.

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