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Set up keyboard layouts


Keyboard layout setting

Open the GNOME Control Center and click Region & Language. Click the + button to add another layout:

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...for example, another English layout:
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...for example, Dvorak:
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Select the layout and click Add:
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You can also add other other layouts, click the 3-dot button:
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...and then Other:
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You can scroll for the language or simply type into the search bar, select it and click Add:
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The final list of the keyboard layouts:
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You can order them, use the up/down arrow buttons:
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You can remove a layout by clicking the - button:
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Click the Options button to get more advanced options:
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Additional keyboard layouts

You need to specifically enable them in the GNOME Tweaks tool:

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Log out and log back in for the setting to take effect, and open Region & Language settings to see additional layouts. For example, you can click on English to list additional language variants that match the US physical keyboard layout:

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Troubleshooting

I do not see my language on the list.

Edit the file /etc/locale.gen and uncomment (remove leading #) your language code, for example:
#de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8 change to de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8
and then run in terminal:
sudo locale-gen

Your language (in this case German-Germany) should appear on the list.

Quicky changing your keyboard layout

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