xkeyboard-config man page

xkeyboard-config — XKB data description files

Description

xkeyboard-config provides the description files for the X Keyboard Extension (XKB). The configuration options below are usually applied with setxkbmap(1).

Models

Model Description
pc101 Generic 101-key PC
pc102 Generic 102-key (Intl) PC
pc104 Generic 104-key PC
pc105 Generic 105-key (Intl) PC
dell101 Dell 101-key PC
latitude Dell Latitude series laptop
dellm65 Dell Precision M65
everex Everex STEPnote
flexpro Keytronic FlexPro
microsoft Microsoft Natural
omnikey101 Northgate OmniKey 101
winbook Winbook Model XP5
pc98 PC-98xx Series
a4techKB21 A4Tech KB-21
a4techKBS8 A4Tech KBS-8
a4_rfkb23 A4Tech Wireless Desktop RFKB-23
airkey Acer AirKey V
azonaRF2300 Azona RF2300 wireless Internet Keyboard
scorpius Advance Scorpius KI
brother Brother Internet Keyboard
btc5113rf BTC 5113RF Multimedia
btc5126t BTC 5126T
btc6301urf BTC 6301URF
btc9000 BTC 9000
btc9000a BTC 9000A
btc9001ah BTC 9001AH
btc5090 BTC 5090
btc9019u BTC 9019U
btc9116u BTC 9116U Mini Wireless Internet and Gaming
cherryblue Cherry Blue Line CyBo@rd
cherryblueb Cherry CyMotion Master XPress
cherrybluea Cherry Blue Line CyBo@rd (alternate option)
cherrycyboard Cherry CyBo@rd USB-Hub
cherrycmexpert Cherry CyMotion Expert
cherrybunlim Cherry B.UNLIMITED
chicony Chicony Internet Keyboard
chicony0108 Chicony KU-0108
chicony0420 Chicony KU-0420
chicony9885 Chicony KB-9885
compaqeak8 Compaq Easy Access Keyboard
compaqik7 Compaq Internet Keyboard (7 keys)
compaqik13 Compaq Internet Keyboard (13 keys)
compaqik18 Compaq Internet Keyboard (18 keys)
cymotionlinux Cherry CyMotion Master Linux
armada Laptop/notebook Compaq (eg. Armada) Laptop Keyboard
presario Laptop/notebook Compaq (eg. Presario) Internet Keyboard
ipaq Compaq iPaq Keyboard
dell Dell
dellsk8125 Dell SK-8125
dellsk8135 Dell SK-8135
dellusbmm Dell USB Multimedia Keyboard
inspiron Dell Laptop/notebook Inspiron 6xxx/8xxx
precision_m Dell Laptop/notebook Precision M series
dexxa Dexxa Wireless Desktop Keyboard
diamond Diamond 9801 / 9802 series
dtk2000 DTK2000
ennyah_dkb1008 Ennyah DKB-1008
fscaa1667g Fujitsu-Siemens Computers AMILO laptop
genius Genius Comfy KB-16M / Genius MM Keyboard KWD-910
geniuscomfy Genius Comfy KB-12e
geniuscomfy2 Genius Comfy KB-21e-Scroll
geniuskb19e Genius KB-19e NB
geniuskkb2050hs Genius KKB-2050HS
gyration Gyration
htcdream HTC Dream
kinesis Kinesis
logitech_base Logitech Generic Keyboard
logitech_g15 Logitech G15 extra keys via G15daemon
hpi6 Hewlett-Packard Internet Keyboard
hp250x Hewlett-Packard SK-250x Multimedia Keyboard
hpxe3gc Hewlett-Packard Omnibook XE3 GC
hpxe3gf Hewlett-Packard Omnibook XE3 GF
hpxt1000 Hewlett-Packard Omnibook XT1000
hpdv5 Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv5
hpzt11xx Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZT11xx
hp500fa Hewlett-Packard Omnibook 500 FA
hp5xx Hewlett-Packard Omnibook 5xx
hpnx9020 Hewlett-Packard nx9020
hp6000 Hewlett-Packard Omnibook 6000/6100
honeywell_euroboard Honeywell Euroboard
hpmini110 Hewlett-Packard Mini 110 Notebook
rapidaccess IBM Rapid Access
rapidaccess2 IBM Rapid Access II
thinkpad IBM ThinkPad 560Z/600/600E/A22E
thinkpad60 IBM ThinkPad R60/T60/R61/T61
thinkpadz60 IBM ThinkPad Z60m/Z60t/Z61m/Z61t
ibm_spacesaver IBM Space Saver
logiaccess Logitech Access Keyboard
logiclx300 Logitech Cordless Desktop LX-300
logii350 Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard
logimel Logitech Media Elite Keyboard
logicd Logitech Cordless Desktop
logicd_it Logitech Cordless Desktop iTouch
logicd_nav Logitech Cordless Desktop Navigator
logicd_opt Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical
logicda Logitech Cordless Desktop (alternate option)
logicdpa2 Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro (alternate option 2)
logicfn Logitech Cordless Freedom/Desktop Navigator
logicdn Logitech Cordless Desktop Navigator
logiitc Logitech iTouch Cordless Keyboard (model Y-RB6)
logiik Logitech Internet Keyboard
itouch Logitech iTouch
logicink Logitech Internet Navigator Keyboard
logiex110 Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110
logiinkse Logitech iTouch Internet Navigator Keyboard SE
logiinkseusb Logitech iTouch Internet Navigator Keyboard SE (USB)
logiultrax Logitech Ultra-X Keyboard
logiultraxc Logitech Ultra-X Cordless Media Desktop Keyboard
logidinovo Logitech diNovo Keyboard
logidinovoedge Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard
mx1998 Memorex MX1998
mx2500 Memorex MX2500 EZ-Access Keyboard
mx2750 Memorex MX2750
microsoft4000 Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
microsoft7000 Microsoft Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard 7000
microsoftinet Microsoft Internet Keyboard
microsoftpro Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro / Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro
microsoftprousb Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro USB / Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro
microsoftprooem Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro OEM
vsonku306 ViewSonic KU-306 Internet Keyboard
microsoftprose Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro, Swedish
microsoftoffice Microsoft Office Keyboard
microsoftmult Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A
microsoftelite Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite
microsoftccurve2k Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
oretec Ortek MCK-800 MM/Internet keyboard
propeller Propeller Voyager (KTEZ-1000)
qtronix QTronix Scorpius 98N+
samsung4500 Samsung SDM 4500P
samsung4510 Samsung SDM 4510P
sanwaskbkg3 Sanwa Supply SKB-KG3
sk1300 SK-1300
sk2500 SK-2500
sk6200 SK-6200
sk7100 SK-7100
sp_inet Super Power Multimedia Keyboard
sven SVEN Ergonomic 2500
sven303 SVEN Slim 303
symplon Symplon PaceBook (tablet PC)
toshiba_s3000 Toshiba Satellite S3000
trust Trust Wireless Keyboard Classic
trustda Trust Direct Access Keyboard
trust_slimline Trust Slimline
tm2020 TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2020
tm2030PS2 TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2030 PS2
tm2030USB TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2030 USB
tm2030USB-102 TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2030 USB (102/105:EU mode)
tm2030USB-106 TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2030 USB (106:JP mode)
yahoo Yahoo! Internet Keyboard
macbook78 MacBook/MacBook Pro
macbook79 MacBook/MacBook Pro (Intl)
macintosh Macintosh
macintosh_old Macintosh Old
macintosh_hhk Happy Hacking Keyboard for Mac
acer_c300 Acer C300
acer_ferrari4k Acer Ferrari 4000
acer_laptop Acer Laptop
asus_laptop Asus Laptop
apple Apple
apple_laptop Apple Laptop
applealu_ansi Apple Aluminium Keyboard (ANSI)
applealu_iso Apple Aluminium Keyboard (ISO)
applealu_jis Apple Aluminium Keyboard (JIS)
silvercrest SILVERCREST Multimedia Wireless Keyboard
emachines Laptop/notebook eMachines m68xx
benqx BenQ X-Touch
benqx730 BenQ X-Touch 730
benqx800 BenQ X-Touch 800
hhk Happy Hacking Keyboard
classmate Classmate PC
olpc OLPC
sun_type7_usb Sun Type 7 USB
sun_type7_euro_usb Sun Type 7 USB (European layout)
sun_type7_unix_usb Sun Type 7 USB (Unix layout)
sun_type7_jp_usb Sun Type 7 USB (Japanese layout) / Japanese 106-key
sun_type6_usb Sun Type 6/7 USB
sun_type6_euro_usb Sun Type 6/7 USB (European layout)
sun_type6_unix_usb Sun Type 6 USB (Unix layout)
sun_type6_jp_usb Sun Type 6 USB (Japanese layout)
sun_type6_jp Sun Type 6 (Japanese layout)
targa_v811 Targa Visionary 811
unitekkb1925 Unitek KB-1925
compalfl90 FL90
creativedw7000 Creative Desktop Wireless 7000
htcdream Htc Dream phone
teck227 Truly Ergonomic Computer Keyboard Model 227 (Wide Alt keys)
teck229 Truly Ergonomic Computer Keyboard Model 229 (Standard sized Alt keys, additional Super and Menu key)

Layouts

Layout(Variant) Description
us English (US)
us(chr) Cherokee
us(euro) English (US, with euro on 5)
us(intl) English (US, international with dead keys)
us(alt-intl) English (US, alternative international)
us(colemak) English (Colemak)
us(dvorak) English (Dvorak)
us(dvorak-intl) English (Dvorak, international with dead keys)
us(dvorak-alt-intl) English (Dvorak alternative international no dead keys)
us(dvorak-l) English (left handed Dvorak)
us(dvorak-r) English (right handed Dvorak)
us(dvorak-classic) English (classic Dvorak)
us(dvp) English (Programmer Dvorak)
us(rus) Russian (US, phonetic)
us(mac) English (Macintosh)
us(altgr-intl) English (international AltGr dead keys)
us(olpc2) English (the divide/multiply keys toggle the layout)
us(hbs) Serbo-Croatian (US)
us(workman) English (Workman)
us(workman-intl) English (Workman, international with dead keys)
af Afghani
af(ps) Pashto
af(uz) Uzbek (Afghanistan)
af(olpc-ps) Pashto (Afghanistan, OLPC)
af(fa-olpc) Persian (Afghanistan, Dari OLPC)
af(uz-olpc) Uzbek (Afghanistan, OLPC)
ara Arabic
ara(azerty) Arabic (azerty)
ara(azerty_digits) Arabic (azerty/digits)
ara(digits) Arabic (digits)
ara(qwerty) Arabic (qwerty)
ara(qwerty_digits) Arabic (qwerty/digits)
ara(buckwalter) Arabic (Buckwalter)
ara(mac) Arabic (Macintosh)
al Albanian
al(plisi) Albanian (Plisi)
am Armenian
am(phonetic) Armenian (phonetic)
am(phonetic-alt) Armenian (alternative phonetic)
am(eastern) Armenian (eastern)
am(western) Armenian (western)
am(eastern-alt) Armenian (alternative eastern)
at German (Austria)
at(nodeadkeys) German (Austria, eliminate dead keys)
at(sundeadkeys) German (Austria, Sun dead keys)
at(mac) German (Austria, Macintosh)
au English (Australian)
az Azerbaijani
az(cyrillic) Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)
by Belarusian
by(legacy) Belarusian (legacy)
by(latin) Belarusian (Latin)
be Belgian
be(oss) Belgian (alternative)
be(oss_latin9) Belgian (alternative, Latin-9 only)
be(oss_sundeadkeys) Belgian (alternative, Sun dead keys)
be(iso-alternate) Belgian (ISO alternate)
be(nodeadkeys) Belgian (eliminate dead keys)
be(sundeadkeys) Belgian (Sun dead keys)
be(wang) Belgian (Wang model 724 azerty)
in Indian
in(urd-phonetic) Urdu (phonetic)
in(urd-phonetic3) Urdu (alternative phonetic)
in(urd-winkeys) Urdu (WinKeys)
in(eng) English (India, with rupee sign)
ba Bosnian
ba(alternatequotes) Bosnian (with guillemets for quotes)
ba(unicode) Bosnian (with Bosnian digraphs)
ba(unicodeus) Bosnian (US keyboard with Bosnian digraphs)
ba(us) Bosnian (US keyboard with Bosnian letters)
br Portuguese (Brazil)
br(nodeadkeys) Portuguese (Brazil, eliminate dead keys)
br(dvorak) Portuguese (Brazil, Dvorak)
br(nativo) Portuguese (Brazil, Nativo)
br(nativo-us) Portuguese (Brazil, Nativo for US keyboards)
br(nativo-epo) Esperanto (Brazil, Nativo)
br(thinkpad) Portuguese (Brazil, IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad)
bg Bulgarian
bg(phonetic) Bulgarian (traditional phonetic)
bg(bas_phonetic) Bulgarian (new phonetic)
dz Berber (Algeria, Latin characters)
dz(ber) Berber (Algeria, Tifinagh characters)
dz(ar) Arabic (Algeria)
ma Arabic (Morocco)
ma(french) French (Morocco)
ma(tifinagh) Berber (Morocco, Tifinagh)
ma(tifinagh-alt) Berber (Morocco, Tifinagh alternative)
ma(tifinagh-alt-phonetic) Berber (Morocco, Tifinagh alternative phonetic)
ma(tifinagh-extended) Berber (Morocco, Tifinagh extended)
ma(tifinagh-phonetic) Berber (Morocco, Tifinagh phonetic)
ma(tifinagh-extended-phonetic) Berber (Morocco, Tifinagh extended phonetic)
cm English (Cameroon)
cm(french) French (Cameroon)
cm(qwerty) Cameroon Multilingual (qwerty)
cm(azerty) Cameroon Multilingual (azerty)
cm(dvorak) Cameroon Multilingual (Dvorak)
cm(mmuock) Mmuock
mm Burmese
ca French (Canada)
ca(fr-dvorak) French (Canada, Dvorak)
ca(fr-legacy) French (Canada, legacy)
ca(multix) Canadian Multilingual
ca(multi) Canadian Multilingual (first part)
ca(multi-2gr) Canadian Multilingual (second part)
ca(ike) Inuktitut
ca(eng) English (Canada)
cd French (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
cn Chinese
cn(tib) Tibetan
cn(tib_asciinum) Tibetan (with ASCII numerals)
cn(ug) Uyghur
hr Croatian
hr(alternatequotes) Croatian (with guillemets for quotes)
hr(unicode) Croatian (with Croatian digraphs)
hr(unicodeus) Croatian (US keyboard with Croatian digraphs)
hr(us) Croatian (US keyboard with Croatian letters)
cz Czech
cz(bksl) Czech (with <> key)
cz(qwerty) Czech (qwerty)
cz(qwerty_bksl) Czech (qwerty, extended Backslash)
cz(ucw) Czech (UCW layout, accented letters only)
cz(dvorak-ucw) Czech (US Dvorak with CZ UCW support)
cz(rus) Russian (Czech, phonetic)
dk Danish
dk(nodeadkeys) Danish (eliminate dead keys)
dk(winkeys) Danish (Winkeys)
dk(mac) Danish (Macintosh)
dk(mac_nodeadkeys) Danish (Macintosh, eliminate dead keys)
dk(dvorak) Danish (Dvorak)
nl Dutch
nl(sundeadkeys) Dutch (Sun dead keys)
nl(mac) Dutch (Macintosh)
nl(std) Dutch (standard)
bt Dzongkha
ee Estonian
ee(nodeadkeys) Estonian (eliminate dead keys)
ee(dvorak) Estonian (Dvorak)
ee(us) Estonian (US keyboard with Estonian letters)
ir Persian
ir(pes_keypad) Persian (with Persian keypad)
ir(ku) Kurdish (Iran, Latin Q)
ir(ku_f) Kurdish (Iran, F)
ir(ku_alt) Kurdish (Iran, Latin Alt-Q)
ir(ku_ara) Kurdish (Iran, Arabic-Latin)
iq Iraqi
iq(ku) Kurdish (Iraq, Latin Q)
iq(ku_f) Kurdish (Iraq, F)
iq(ku_alt) Kurdish (Iraq, Latin Alt-Q)
iq(ku_ara) Kurdish (Iraq, Arabic-Latin)
fo Faroese
fo(nodeadkeys) Faroese (eliminate dead keys)
fi Finnish
fi(classic) Finnish (classic)
fi(nodeadkeys) Finnish (classic, eliminate dead keys)
fi(winkeys) Finnish (Winkeys)
fi(smi) Northern Saami (Finland)
fi(mac) Finnish (Macintosh)
fr French
fr(nodeadkeys) French (eliminate dead keys)
fr(sundeadkeys) French (Sun dead keys)
fr(oss) French (alternative)
fr(oss_latin9) French (alternative, Latin-9 only)
fr(oss_nodeadkeys) French (alternative, eliminate dead keys)
fr(oss_sundeadkeys) French (alternative, Sun dead keys)
fr(latin9) French (legacy, alternative)
fr(latin9_nodeadkeys) French (legacy, alternative, eliminate dead keys)
fr(latin9_sundeadkeys) French (legacy, alternative, Sun dead keys)
fr(bepo) French (Bepo, ergonomic, Dvorak way)
fr(bepo_latin9) French (Bepo, ergonomic, Dvorak way, Latin-9 only)
fr(dvorak) French (Dvorak)
fr(mac) French (Macintosh)
fr(azerty) French (Azerty)
fr(bre) French (Breton)
fr(oci) Occitan
fr(geo) Georgian (France, AZERTY Tskapo)
gh English (Ghana)
gh(generic) English (Ghana, multilingual)
gh(akan) Akan
gh(ewe) Ewe
gh(fula) Fula
gh(ga) Ga
gh(hausa) Hausa
gh(avn) Avatime
gh(gillbt) English (Ghana, GILLBT)
gn French (Guinea)
ge Georgian
ge(ergonomic) Georgian (ergonomic)
ge(mess) Georgian (MESS)
ge(ru) Russian (Georgia)
ge(os) Ossetian (Georgia)
de German
de(deadacute) German (dead acute)
de(deadgraveacute) German (dead grave acute)
de(nodeadkeys) German (eliminate dead keys)
de(T3) German (T3)
de(ro) Romanian (Germany)
de(ro_nodeadkeys) Romanian (Germany, eliminate dead keys)
de(dvorak) German (Dvorak)
de(sundeadkeys) German (Sun dead keys)
de(neo) German (Neo 2)
de(mac) German (Macintosh)
de(mac_nodeadkeys) German (Macintosh, eliminate dead keys)
de(dsb) Lower Sorbian
de(dsb_qwertz) Lower Sorbian (qwertz)
de(qwerty) German (qwerty)
de(tr) Turkish (Germany)
de(ru) Russian (Germany, phonetic)
de(deadtilde) German (dead tilde)
gr Greek
gr(simple) Greek (simple)
gr(extended) Greek (extended)
gr(nodeadkeys) Greek (eliminate dead keys)
gr(polytonic) Greek (polytonic)
hu Hungarian
hu(standard) Hungarian (standard)
hu(nodeadkeys) Hungarian (eliminate dead keys)
hu(qwerty) Hungarian (qwerty)
hu(101_qwertz_comma_dead) Hungarian (101/qwertz/comma/dead keys)
hu(101_qwertz_comma_nodead) Hungarian (101/qwertz/comma/eliminate dead keys)
hu(101_qwertz_dot_dead) Hungarian (101/qwertz/dot/dead keys)
hu(101_qwertz_dot_nodead) Hungarian (101/qwertz/dot/eliminate dead keys)
hu(101_qwerty_comma_dead) Hungarian (101/qwerty/comma/dead keys)
hu(101_qwerty_comma_nodead) Hungarian (101/qwerty/comma/eliminate dead keys)
hu(101_qwerty_dot_dead) Hungarian (101/qwerty/dot/dead keys)
hu(101_qwerty_dot_nodead) Hungarian (101/qwerty/dot/eliminate dead keys)
hu(102_qwertz_comma_dead) Hungarian (102/qwertz/comma/dead keys)
hu(102_qwertz_comma_nodead) Hungarian (102/qwertz/comma/eliminate dead keys)
hu(102_qwertz_dot_dead) Hungarian (102/qwertz/dot/dead keys)
hu(102_qwertz_dot_nodead) Hungarian (102/qwertz/dot/eliminate dead keys)
hu(102_qwerty_comma_dead) Hungarian (102/qwerty/comma/dead keys)
hu(102_qwerty_comma_nodead) Hungarian (102/qwerty/comma/eliminate dead keys)
hu(102_qwerty_dot_dead) Hungarian (102/qwerty/dot/dead keys)
hu(102_qwerty_dot_nodead) Hungarian (102/qwerty/dot/eliminate dead keys)
is Icelandic
is(Sundeadkeys) Icelandic (Sun dead keys)
is(nodeadkeys) Icelandic (eliminate dead keys)
is(mac_legacy) Icelandic (Macintosh, legacy)
is(mac) Icelandic (Macintosh)
is(dvorak) Icelandic (Dvorak)
il Hebrew
il(lyx) Hebrew (lyx)
il(phonetic) Hebrew (phonetic)
il(biblical) Hebrew (Biblical, Tiro)
it Italian
it(nodeadkeys) Italian (eliminate dead keys)
it(winkeys) Italian (Winkeys)
it(mac) Italian (Macintosh)
it(us) Italian (US keyboard with Italian letters)
it(geo) Georgian (Italy)
it(ibm) Italian (IBM 142)
jp Japanese
jp(kana) Japanese (Kana)
jp(kana86) Japanese (Kana 86)
jp(OADG109A) Japanese (OADG 109A)
jp(mac) Japanese (Macintosh)
jp(dvorak) Japanese (Dvorak)
kg Kyrgyz
kg(phonetic) Kyrgyz (phonetic)
kh Khmer (Cambodia)
kz Kazakh
kz(ruskaz) Russian (Kazakhstan, with Kazakh)
kz(kazrus) Kazakh (with Russian)
kz(ext) Kazakh (extended)
la Lao
la(stea) Lao (STEA proposed standard layout)
latam Spanish (Latin American)
latam(nodeadkeys) Spanish (Latin American, eliminate dead keys)
latam(deadtilde) Spanish (Latin American, include dead tilde)
latam(sundeadkeys) Spanish (Latin American, Sun dead keys)
latam(dvorak) Spanish (Latin American, Dvorak)
lt Lithuanian
lt(std) Lithuanian (standard)
lt(us) Lithuanian (US keyboard with Lithuanian letters)
lt(ibm) Lithuanian (IBM LST 1205-92)
lt(lekp) Lithuanian (LEKP)
lt(lekpa) Lithuanian (LEKPa)
lv Latvian
lv(apostrophe) Latvian (apostrophe variant)
lv(tilde) Latvian (tilde variant)
lv(fkey) Latvian (F variant)
lv(modern) Latvian (modern)
lv(ergonomic) Latvian (ergonomic, ŪGJRMV)
lv(adapted) Latvian (adapted)
mao Maori
me Montenegrin
me(cyrillic) Montenegrin (Cyrillic)
me(cyrillicyz) Montenegrin (Cyrillic, ZE and ZHE swapped)
me(latinunicode) Montenegrin (Latin Unicode)
me(latinyz) Montenegrin (Latin qwerty)
me(latinunicodeyz) Montenegrin (Latin Unicode qwerty)
me(cyrillicalternatequotes) Montenegrin (Cyrillic with guillemets)
me(latinalternatequotes) Montenegrin (Latin with guillemets)
mk Macedonian
mk(nodeadkeys) Macedonian (eliminate dead keys)
mt Maltese
mt(us) Maltese (with US layout)
mn Mongolian
no Norwegian
no(nodeadkeys) Norwegian (eliminate dead keys)
no(winkeys) Norwegian (Winkeys)
no(dvorak) Norwegian (Dvorak)
no(smi) Northern Saami (Norway)
no(smi_nodeadkeys) Northern Saami (Norway, eliminate dead keys)
no(mac) Norwegian (Macintosh)
no(mac_nodeadkeys) Norwegian (Macintosh, eliminate dead keys)
no(colemak) Norwegian (Colemak)
pl Polish
pl(legacy) Polish (legacy)
pl(qwertz) Polish (qwertz)
pl(dvorak) Polish (Dvorak)
pl(dvorak_quotes) Polish (Dvorak, Polish quotes on quotemark key)
pl(dvorak_altquotes) Polish (Dvorak, Polish quotes on key 1)
pl(csb) Kashubian
pl(szl) Silesian
pl(ru_phonetic_dvorak) Russian (Poland, phonetic Dvorak)
pl(dvp) Polish (programmer Dvorak)
pt Portuguese
pt(nodeadkeys) Portuguese (eliminate dead keys)
pt(sundeadkeys) Portuguese (Sun dead keys)
pt(mac) Portuguese (Macintosh)
pt(mac_nodeadkeys) Portuguese (Macintosh, eliminate dead keys)
pt(mac_sundeadkeys) Portuguese (Macintosh, Sun dead keys)
pt(nativo) Portuguese (Nativo)
pt(nativo-us) Portuguese (Nativo for US keyboards)
pt(nativo-epo) Esperanto (Portugal, Nativo)
ro Romanian
ro(cedilla) Romanian (cedilla)
ro(std) Romanian (standard)
ro(std_cedilla) Romanian (standard cedilla)
ro(winkeys) Romanian (WinKeys)
ru Russian
ru(phonetic) Russian (phonetic)
ru(phonetic_winkeys) Russian (phonetic WinKeys)
ru(typewriter) Russian (typewriter)
ru(legacy) Russian (legacy)
ru(typewriter-legacy) Russian (typewriter, legacy)
ru(tt) Tatar
ru(os_legacy) Ossetian (legacy)
ru(os_winkeys) Ossetian (WinKeys)
ru(cv) Chuvash
ru(cv_latin) Chuvash (Latin)
ru(udm) Udmurt
ru(kom) Komi
ru(sah) Yakut
ru(xal) Kalmyk
ru(dos) Russian (DOS)
ru(mac) Russian (Macintosh)
ru(srp) Serbian (Russia)
ru(bak) Bashkirian
ru(chm) Mari
ru(phonetic_azerty) Russian (phonetic azerty)
ru(phonetic_dvorak) Russian (phonetic dvorak)
ru(phonetic_fr) Russian (phonetic French)
rs Serbian
rs(yz) Serbian (Cyrillic, ZE and ZHE swapped)
rs(latin) Serbian (Latin)
rs(latinunicode) Serbian (Latin Unicode)
rs(latinyz) Serbian (Latin qwerty)
rs(latinunicodeyz) Serbian (Latin Unicode qwerty)
rs(alternatequotes) Serbian (Cyrillic with guillemets)
rs(latinalternatequotes) Serbian (Latin with guillemets)
rs(rue) Pannonian Rusyn
si Slovenian
si(alternatequotes) Slovenian (with guillemets for quotes)
si(us) Slovenian (US keyboard with Slovenian letters)
sk Slovak
sk(bksl) Slovak (extended Backslash)
sk(qwerty) Slovak (qwerty)
sk(qwerty_bksl) Slovak (qwerty, extended Backslash)
es Spanish
es(nodeadkeys) Spanish (eliminate dead keys)
es(winkeys) Spanish (Winkeys)
es(deadtilde) Spanish (include dead tilde)
es(sundeadkeys) Spanish (Sun dead keys)
es(dvorak) Spanish (Dvorak)
es(ast) Asturian (Spain, with bottom-dot H and bottom-dot L)
es(cat) Catalan (Spain, with middle-dot L)
es(mac) Spanish (Macintosh)
se Swedish
se(nodeadkeys) Swedish (eliminate dead keys)
se(dvorak) Swedish (Dvorak)
se(rus) Russian (Sweden, phonetic)
se(rus_nodeadkeys) Russian (Sweden, phonetic, eliminate dead keys)
se(smi) Northern Saami (Sweden)
se(mac) Swedish (Macintosh)
se(svdvorak) Swedish (Svdvorak)
se(swl) Swedish Sign Language
ch German (Switzerland)
ch(legacy) German (Switzerland, legacy)
ch(de_nodeadkeys) German (Switzerland, eliminate dead keys)
ch(de_sundeadkeys) German (Switzerland, Sun dead keys)
ch(fr) French (Switzerland)
ch(fr_nodeadkeys) French (Switzerland, eliminate dead keys)
ch(fr_sundeadkeys) French (Switzerland, Sun dead keys)
ch(fr_mac) French (Switzerland, Macintosh)
ch(de_mac) German (Switzerland, Macintosh)
sy Arabic (Syria)
sy(syc) Syriac
sy(syc_phonetic) Syriac (phonetic)
sy(ku) Kurdish (Syria, Latin Q)
sy(ku_f) Kurdish (Syria, F)
sy(ku_alt) Kurdish (Syria, Latin Alt-Q)
tj Tajik
tj(legacy) Tajik (legacy)
lk Sinhala (phonetic)
lk(tam_unicode) Tamil (Sri Lanka, Unicode)
lk(tam_TAB) Tamil (Sri Lanka, TAB Typewriter)
lk(us) Sinhala (US keyboard with Sinhala letters)
th Thai
th(tis) Thai (TIS-820.2538)
th(pat) Thai (Pattachote)
tr Turkish
tr(f) Turkish (F)
tr(alt) Turkish (Alt-Q)
tr(sundeadkeys) Turkish (Sun dead keys)
tr(ku) Kurdish (Turkey, Latin Q)
tr(ku_f) Kurdish (Turkey, F)
tr(ku_alt) Kurdish (Turkey, Latin Alt-Q)
tr(intl) Turkish (international with dead keys)
tr(crh) Crimean Tatar (Turkish Q)
tr(crh_f) Crimean Tatar (Turkish F)
tr(crh_alt) Crimean Tatar (Turkish Alt-Q)
tw Taiwanese
tw(indigenous) Taiwanese (indigenous)
tw(saisiyat) Saisiyat (Taiwan)
ua Ukrainian
ua(phonetic) Ukrainian (phonetic)
ua(typewriter) Ukrainian (typewriter)
ua(winkeys) Ukrainian (WinKeys)
ua(legacy) Ukrainian (legacy)
ua(rstu) Ukrainian (standard RSTU)
ua(rstu_ru) Russian (Ukraine, standard RSTU)
ua(homophonic) Ukrainian (homophonic)
gb English (UK)
gb(extd) English (UK, extended WinKeys)
gb(intl) English (UK, international with dead keys)
gb(dvorak) English (UK, Dvorak)
gb(dvorakukp) English (UK, Dvorak with UK punctuation)
gb(mac) English (UK, Macintosh)
gb(mac_intl) English (UK, Macintosh international)
gb(colemak) English (UK, Colemak)
uz Uzbek
uz(latin) Uzbek (Latin)
vn Vietnamese
kr Korean
kr(kr104) Korean (101/104 key compatible)
nec_vndr/jp Japanese (PC-98xx Series)
ie Irish
ie(CloGaelach) CloGaelach
ie(UnicodeExpert) Irish (UnicodeExpert)
ie(ogam) Ogham
ie(ogam_is434) Ogham (IS434)
pk Urdu (Pakistan)
pk(urd-crulp) Urdu (Pakistan, CRULP)
pk(urd-nla) Urdu (Pakistan, NLA)
pk(ara) Arabic (Pakistan)
pk(snd) Sindhi
mv Dhivehi
za English (South Africa)
epo Esperanto
epo(legacy) Esperanto (displaced semicolon and quote, obsolete)
np Nepali
ng English (Nigeria)
ng(igbo) Igbo
ng(yoruba) Yoruba
ng(hausa) Hausa
et Amharic
sn Wolof
brai Braille
brai(left_hand) Braille (left hand)
brai(right_hand) Braille (right hand)
tm Turkmen
tm(alt) Turkmen (Alt-Q)
ml Bambara
ml(fr-oss) French (Mali, alternative)
ml(us-mac) English (Mali, US Macintosh)
ml(us-intl) English (Mali, US international)
tz Swahili (Tanzania)
tg French (Togo)
ke Swahili (Kenya)
ke(kik) Kikuyu
bw Tswana
ph Filipino
ph(qwerty-bay) Filipino (QWERTY Baybayin)
ph(capewell-dvorak) Filipino (Capewell-Dvorak Latin)
ph(capewell-dvorak-bay) Filipino (Capewell-Dvorak Baybayin)
ph(capewell-qwerf2k6) Filipino (Capewell-QWERF 2006 Latin)
ph(capewell-qwerf2k6-bay) Filipino (Capewell-QWERF 2006 Baybayin)
ph(colemak) Filipino (Colemak Latin)
ph(colemak-bay) Filipino (Colemak Baybayin)
ph(dvorak) Filipino (Dvorak Latin)
ph(dvorak-bay) Filipino (Dvorak Baybayin)
md Moldavian
md(gag) Moldavian (Gagauz)
id Indonesian (Jawi)
my Malay (Jawi)
bn Malay (Jawi)

Options

Switching to another layout

Option Description
grp:switch Right Alt (while pressed)
grp:lswitch Left Alt (while pressed)
grp:lwin_switch Left Win (while pressed)
grp:rwin_switch Right Win (while pressed)
grp:win_switch Any Win key (while pressed)
grp:caps_switch Caps Lock (while pressed), Alt+Caps Lock does the original capslock action
grp:rctrl_switch Right Ctrl (while pressed)
grp:toggle Right Alt
grp:lalt_toggle Left Alt
grp:caps_toggle Caps Lock
grp:shift_caps_toggle Shift+Caps Lock
grp:shift_caps_switch Caps Lock (to first layout), Shift+Caps Lock (to last layout)
grp:win_menu_switch Left Win (to first layout), Right Win/Menu (to last layout)
grp:lctrl_rctrl_switch Left Ctrl (to first layout), Right Ctrl (to last layout)
grp:alt_caps_toggle Alt+Caps Lock
grp:shifts_toggle Both Shift keys together
grp:alts_toggle Both Alt keys together
grp:ctrls_toggle Both Ctrl keys together
grp:ctrl_shift_toggle Ctrl+Shift
grp:lctrl_lshift_toggle Left Ctrl+Left Shift
grp:rctrl_rshift_toggle Right Ctrl+Right Shift
grp:ctrl_alt_toggle Alt+Ctrl
grp:alt_shift_toggle Alt+Shift
grp:lalt_lshift_toggle Left Alt+Left Shift
grp:alt_space_toggle Alt+Space
grp:menu_toggle Menu
grp:lwin_toggle Left Win
grp:win_space_toggle Win Key+Space
grp:rwin_toggle Right Win
grp:lshift_toggle Left Shift
grp:rshift_toggle Right Shift
grp:lctrl_toggle Left Ctrl
grp:rctrl_toggle Right Ctrl
grp:sclk_toggle Scroll Lock
grp:lctrl_lwin_rctrl_menu LeftCtrl+LeftWin (to first layout), RightCtrl+Menu (to second layout)
grp:lctrl_lwin_toggle LeftCtrl+LeftWin

Key to choose 3rd level

Option Description
lv3:switch Right Ctrl
lv3:menu_switch Menu
lv3:win_switch Any Win key
lv3:lwin_switch Left Win
lv3:rwin_switch Right Win
lv3:alt_switch Any Alt key
lv3:lalt_switch Left Alt
lv3:ralt_switch Right Alt
lv3:ralt_switch_multikey Right Alt, Shift+Right Alt key is Compose
lv3:ralt_alt Right Alt key never chooses 3rd level
lv3:enter_switch Enter on keypad
lv3:caps_switch Caps Lock
lv3:bksl_switch Backslash
lv3:lsgt_switch <Less/Greater>
lv3:caps_switch_latch Caps Lock chooses 3rd level, acts as onetime lock when pressed together with another 3rd-level-chooser
lv3:bksl_switch_latch Backslash chooses 3rd level, acts as onetime lock when pressed together with another 3rd-level-chooser
lv3:lsgt_switch_latch <Less/Greater> chooses 3rd level, acts as onetime lock when pressed together with another 3rd-level-chooser

Ctrl key position

Option Description
ctrl:nocaps Caps Lock as Ctrl
ctrl:lctrl_meta Left Ctrl as Meta
ctrl:swapcaps Swap Ctrl and Caps Lock
ctrl:ac_ctrl At left of 'A'
ctrl:aa_ctrl At bottom left
ctrl:rctrl_ralt Right Ctrl as Right Alt
ctrl:menu_rctrl Menu as Right Ctrl
ctrl:swap_lalt_lctl Swap Left Alt key with Left Ctrl key
ctrl:swap_lwin_lctl Swap Left Win key with Left Ctrl key
ctrl:swap_rwin_rctl Swap Right Win key with Right Ctrl key
ctrl:swap_lalt_lctl_lwin Left Alt as Ctrl, Left Ctrl as Win, Left Win as Alt

Use keyboard LED to show alternative layout

Option Description
grp_led:num Num Lock
grp_led:caps Caps Lock
grp_led:scroll Scroll Lock

Layout of numeric keypad

Option Description
keypad:legacy Legacy
keypad:oss Unicode additions (arrows and math operators)
keypad:future Unicode additions (arrows and math operators; math operators on default level)
keypad:legacy_wang Legacy Wang 724
keypad:oss_wang Wang 724 keypad with Unicode additions (arrows and math operators)
keypad:future_wang Wang 724 keypad with Unicode additions (arrows and math operators; math operators on default level)
keypad:hex Hexadecimal
keypad:atm ATM/phone-style

Numeric keypad delete key behaviour

Option Description
kpdl:dot Legacy key with dot
kpdl:comma Legacy key with comma
kpdl:dotoss Four-level key with dot
kpdl:dotoss_latin9 Four-level key with dot, Latin-9 only
kpdl:commaoss Four-level key with comma
kpdl:momayyezoss Four-level key with momayyez
kpdl:kposs Four-level key with abstract separators
kpdl:semi Semicolon on third level

Caps Lock key behavior

Option Description
caps:internal Caps Lock uses internal capitalization; Shift "pauses" Caps Lock
caps:internal_nocancel Caps Lock uses internal capitalization; Shift doesn't affect Caps Lock
caps:shift Caps Lock acts as Shift with locking; Shift "pauses" Caps Lock
caps:shift_nocancel Caps Lock acts as Shift with locking; Shift doesn't affect Caps Lock
caps:capslock Caps Lock toggles normal capitalization of alphabetic characters
caps:shiftlock Caps Lock toggles ShiftLock (affects all keys)
caps:swapescape Swap ESC and Caps Lock
caps:escape Make Caps Lock an additional ESC
caps:backspace Make Caps Lock an additional Backspace
caps:super Make Caps Lock an additional Super
caps:hyper Make Caps Lock an additional Hyper
caps:menu Make Caps Lock an additional Menu key
caps:numlock Make Caps Lock an additional Num Lock
caps:ctrl_modifier Caps Lock is also a Ctrl
caps:none Caps Lock is disabled

Alt/Win key behavior

Option Description
altwin:menu Add the standard behavior to Menu key
altwin:meta_alt Alt and Meta are on Alt keys
altwin:alt_win Alt is mapped to Win keys (and the usual Alt keys)
altwin:ctrl_win Ctrl is mapped to Win keys (and the usual Ctrl keys)
altwin:ctrl_alt_win Ctrl is mapped to Alt keys, Alt is mapped to Win keys
altwin:meta_win Meta is mapped to Win keys
altwin:left_meta_win Meta is mapped to Left Win
altwin:hyper_win Hyper is mapped to Win keys
altwin:alt_super_win Alt is mapped to Right Win, Super to Menu
altwin:swap_lalt_lwin Left Alt is swapped with Left Win
altwin:swap_alt_win Alt is swapped with Win
altwin:prtsc_rwin Win is mapped to PrtSc (and the usual Win key)

Position of Compose key

Option Description
compose:ralt Right Alt
compose:lwin Left Win
compose:lwin-altgr 3rd level of Left Win
compose:rwin Right Win
compose:rwin-altgr 3rd level of Right Win
compose:menu Menu
compose:menu-altgr 3rd level of Menu
compose:lctrl Left Ctrl
compose:lctrl-altgr 3rd level of Left Ctrl
compose:rctrl Right Ctrl
compose:rctrl-altgr 3rd level of Right Ctrl
compose:caps Caps Lock
compose:caps-altgr 3rd level of Caps Lock
compose:102 <Less/Greater>
compose:102-altgr 3rd level of <Less/Greater>
compose:paus Pause
compose:prsc PrtSc
compose:sclk Scroll Lock

Miscellaneous compatibility options

Option Description
numpad:pc Default numeric keypad keys
numpad:mac Numeric keypad keys always enter digits (as in Mac OS)
numpad:microsoft NumLock on: digits, Shift switches to arrow keys, Numlock off: always arrow keys (as in MS Windows)
numpad:shift3 Shift does not cancel Num Lock, chooses 3rd level instead
srvrkeys:none Special keys (Ctrl+Alt+<key>) handled in a server
apple:alupckeys Apple Aluminium Keyboard: emulate PC keys (Print, Scroll Lock, Pause, Num Lock)
shift:breaks_caps Shift cancels Caps Lock
misc:typo Enable extra typographic characters
shift:both_capslock Both Shift keys together toggle Caps Lock
shift:both_capslock_cancel Both Shift keys together activate Caps Lock, one Shift key deactivates
shift:both_shiftlock Both Shift keys together toggle ShiftLock
keypad:pointerkeys Shift + NumLock toggles PointerKeys
grab:break_actions Allow breaking grabs with keyboard actions (warning: security risk)
grab:debug Allow grab and window tree logging

Adding currency signs to certain keys

Option Description
eurosign:e Euro on E
eurosign:2 Euro on 2
eurosign:4 Euro on 4
eurosign:5 Euro on 5
rupeesign:4 Rupee on 4

Key to choose 5th level

Option Description
lv5:lsgt_switch_lock <Less/Greater> chooses 5th level, locks when pressed together with another 5th-level-chooser
lv5:ralt_switch_lock Right Alt chooses 5th level, locks when pressed together with another 5th-level-chooser
lv5:lwin_switch_lock Left Win chooses 5th level, locks when pressed together with another 5th-level-chooser
lv5:rwin_switch_lock Right Win chooses 5th level, locks when pressed together with another 5th-level-chooser

Using space key to input non-breakable space character

Option Description
nbsp:none Usual space at any level
nbsp:level2 Non-breakable space character at second level
nbsp:level3 Non-breakable space character at third level
nbsp:level3s Non-breakable space character at third level, nothing at fourth level
nbsp:level3n Non-breakable space character at third level, thin non-breakable space character at fourth level
nbsp:level4 Non-breakable space character at fourth level
nbsp:level4n Non-breakable space character at fourth level, thin non-breakable space character at sixth level
nbsp:level4nl Non-breakable space character at fourth level, thin non-breakable space character at sixth level (via Ctrl+Shift)
nbsp:zwnj2 Zero-width non-joiner character at second level
nbsp:zwnj2zwj3 Zero-width non-joiner character at second level, zero-width joiner character at third level
nbsp:zwnj2zwj3nb4 Zero-width non-joiner character at second level, zero-width joiner character at third level, non-breakable space character at fourth level
nbsp:zwnj2nb3 Zero-width non-joiner character at second level, non-breakable space character at third level
nbsp:zwnj2nb3s Zero-width non-joiner character at second level, non-breakable space character at third level, nothing at fourth level
nbsp:zwnj2nb3zwj4 Zero-width non-joiner character at second level, non-breakable space character at third level, zero-width joiner at fourth level
nbsp:zwnj2nb3nnb4 Zero-width non-joiner character at second level, non-breakable space character at third level, thin non-breakable space at fourth level
nbsp:zwnj3zwj4 Zero-width non-joiner character at third level, zero-width joiner at fourth level

Japanese keyboard options

Option Description
japan:kana_lock Kana Lock key is locking
japan:nicola_f_bs NICOLA-F style Backspace
japan:hztg_escape Make Zenkaku Hankaku an additional ESC

Korean Hangul/Hanja keys

Option Description
korean:hw_keys Hardware Hangul/Hanja keys
korean:ralt_rctrl Right Alt as Hangul, right Ctrl as Hanja
korean:rctrl_ralt Right Ctrl as Hangul, right Alt as Hanja

Adding Esperanto supersigned letters

Option Description
esperanto:qwerty To the corresponding key in a Qwerty layout
esperanto:dvorak To the corresponding key in a Dvorak layout
esperanto:colemak To the corresponding key in a Colemak layout

Maintain key compatibility with old Solaris keycodes

Option Description
solaris:sun_compat Sun Key compatibility

Key sequence to kill the X server

Option Description
terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp Ctrl + Alt + Backspace

Files

/usr/share/X11/xkb/compat

/usr/share/X11/xkb/compiled

/usr/share/X11/xkb/geometry

/usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes

/usr/share/X11/xkb/keymap

/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules

/usr/share/X11/xkb/semantics

/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols

/usr/share/X11/xkb/types

See Also

setxkbmap(1)

Referenced By

setxkbmap(1), sway(1), weston.ini(5), Xdmx(1), Xorg(1), Xserver(1).

xkeyboard-config 2.20 X Version 11