I would like to know how to change my keyboard from an English layout to a Portuguese (Brazil) layout.

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To change the layout, go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Layout tab.

Then, click the + sign at the bottom left part of the window, choose Portuguese in the language section and choose whatever Portuguese keyboard layout that works best for you.

  • Thanks friend!!!! See it, i would need this botton - ç, é, ó, à and "et coetera". Thank you again, friend!!!! Jul 26, 2015 at 18:40
  • Please mark my answer as accepted if it helped you out. :)
    – r3bl
    Jul 27, 2015 at 11:03

If you like to have some visual cues, I made a video recently on how to do this, it's in Dutch, but if you follow the video, it's pretty clear on how to do it. YouTube video link

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – user3
    Nov 19, 2015 at 15:10

If the layout you want isn't included in the list, you can create one and add it following the instructions in this other answer How to provide and select a custom keyboard layout (xkb methods failing)

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