What keyboard language is this?

gametime10

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Just purchased a used MacBook Pro and it has an international keyboard. Does anyone know what language this is for? Is there any way to map it to just a normal US English layout?
 

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pgiguere1

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That's a German keyboard.

You can pop out keys and replace them as you wish as demonstrated here, order replacement keys here and change OS X keyboard layout under System Preferences->Keyboard->Input Sources.
 

laurihoefs

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Looks like a German keyboard, but like onemustfall said, it's hard to see anything from that picture.
 

gametime10

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You're right, it's a German QWERTZ keyboard (sorry for the low-res pic). Thanks for the video. I should be able to swap the Z for the Y, and figure out the rest of the keys from memory, once I set it as a US keyboard.

If anyone knows of a more thorough kit or guide to convert a QWERTZ keyboard to QWERTY, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
 

pgiguere1

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If you have the budget:

Swap Y and Z.
Replace all punctuation keys by buying US ones here.
Also replace all number keys except 1, 4 and 5.
Otherwise the tab/caps lock/shift/delete/return keys will look different, but still do the same thing.
 

gametime10

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In case it's helpful for anyone, I downloaded KeyRemap4MacBook (terrible name), and was able to make the Backquote into a Left Shift (as I was constantly missing it) and the Backslash into Enter (same), and the Section key into a Backslash. I'd rather have a US keyboard, but this will do.
 
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