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).

Full-size blank physical layout.

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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English (US international).

English (US international) national layout.

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English (UK).

English (UK) national layout.

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English (UK) Extended.

English (UK) Extended national layout.

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Irish.

Irish non-national layout.

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Canadian (bilingual).

Canadian (bilingual) national layout.

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PENDING: add “Canadian French Legacy” and “Canadial Multilingual” in the French section.


Maltese.

Maltese national layout.

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English (USA) Dvorak.

English (USA) Dvorak national layout.

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English (USA) Colemak.

English (USA) Colemak national layout.

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Germanic and Nordic layouts.

Danish.

Danish national layout.

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Dutch.

Dutch national layout.

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Estonian.

Estonian national layout.

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Faroese.

Faroese sub-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 binational layout.

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PENDING: add Swedish with Sámi and Finnish Multilingual here.


Swiss.

Swiss national layouts.

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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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Spanish-Guarani.

Spanish-Guarani bilingual 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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Central and Southeastern European layouts.

Albanian.

Albanian national layout.

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Czech.

Czech national layout.

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Hungarian.

Hungarian national layout.

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Polish (standard).

Polish (standard) national layout.

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Polish (programmers).

Polish (programmers) national layouts.

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Romanian (old).

Romanian OLD national layout.

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Romanian (current).

Romanian national layouts.

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Slovak.

Slovak national layout.

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Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian (Latin).

Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian (Latin) multinational layout.

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Last update: 07/11/2020.

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