I cant find the keyboard language from the list suggested or the detection mechanism (assign english).

apparently it is english yet no english version from the list is compatible.

this is how it is:

a z e r t y u i o p [{ ]} |\

q s d f g h j k l m '" enter

w x c v b n ;: ,< .> ?/ shift

if i cant find it, can i somehow customize it.

  • This is not an English layout; it's probably French. English layout keyboards typically start with "QWERTY", not "AZERTY" on the top row. Nov 11, 2020 at 9:42
  • no it's english with 3 keys swapped
    – Simone
    Nov 11, 2020 at 10:53
  • The layout in your question is AZERTY: elvastower.com/forums/uploads/monthly_04_2017/… AZERTY keyboards are not used in English countries (US, UK, etc...). AZERTY keyboards are typically used in France and Belgium etc Nov 11, 2020 at 11:08
  • yes azerty, but there's no letters of other languages, plus the keys with words are in english. it's pretty rare case. hacking into the keymap file in linux solved it.
    – Simone
    Nov 11, 2020 at 13:56

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while i had 3 keys swapped, so i changed the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us

  • I ended up, changing the -Physical- keys in the keyboard, I didn't like the inconsistency among my keyboards.
    – Simone
    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:28

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