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When installing I am presented a rather lengthy list of keyboard layouts to choose from:

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Choosing the default layout on top of the list seems fine but I am wondering what differences there are between the other layouts in this list. How do I find out what layout fits my keyboard best?

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You should either test your selection in the little text box, or use the "Detect" option. It works extremely well.

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Note that you can always change your keyboard layout after the installation (Preferences → Keyboard → Layout). If you do, you get this rather helpful dialogue:

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(of course, resizable) :)

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Indeed, the detect layout function is great! The preview however can not be displayed when installing. –  Takkat May 31 '11 at 8:53
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How can I access this "detect layout" option if ubuntu is already installed? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and try to find it under "System Settings -> Keyboard Layout" but with no luck. –  Juan A. Navarro Nov 29 '11 at 20:13

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