A Visual Comparison of Different National Layouts on a Computer Keyboard.

This page compares the US English national layout with different national layouts used in other countries.

Each comparison focuses on the differing arrangements of the alphabetical, numerical and typographical symbols in each national layout; due to this, all of them are presented within the same regular alphanumeric or “alpha” block, ignoring the remaining parts of a keyboard (namely: function row, navigation cluster and numeric keypad).

In each section, the base US English over ANSI layout and a different national layout are presented side by side, with the differing keys highlighted.

Index.

This document is comprised of the following sections:


English layouts.

English (USA).

English (USA) national layout.

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PENDING: add US International here.


English (UK).

English (UK) national layout.

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English (UK) Extended.

English (UK) Extended national layout.

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Irish.

Irish national (?) layout.

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Maltese.

Maltese national layout.

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Germanic and Nordic layouts.

Danish.

Danish national layout.

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Estonian.

Estonian national layout.

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Faroese.

Faroese national layout.

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German.

German national layout.

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Icelandic.

Icelandic national layout.

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Norwegian.

Norwegian national layout.

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PENDING: add Norwegian with Sámi here.


Swedish and Finnish.

Swedish and Finnish (supra-)national layout.

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PENDING: add Swedish with Sámi and Finnish Multilingual here.


Western and Central Mediterranean layouts.

Italian.

Italian national layout(s).

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Portuguese (Brazil).

Portuguese (Brazil) national layout.

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Portuguese (Portugal).

Portuguese (Portugal) (supra-?)national layout.

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Spanish (Latin America).

Spanish (Latin America) supranational layout.

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Spanish (Spain).

Spanish (Spain) national layout.

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French layouts.

French (France).

French (France) national layout.

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French (Belgium).

French (Belgium) national layout.

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Last update: 31/10/2019.

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