EurKEY The European Keyboard Layout

Frequently Asked Questions

Spread EurKEY, vote for this answer this answer on StackOverflow. Or consider making a donation. You can also migrate the layout to other Linux distributions. In case you had, please let me know so I can make these packages available to public.

Check this link: http://superuser.com/a/171162/384610 (it's for Windows XP but works for Windows 10 as well)

Make sure the key isn't configured as hot-key in your operating system. KeePass 2 uses ALT_GR + A for 'Global auto-type'. See https://superuser.com/a/553138/384610 for how to disable this hot-key.

Appearently it's not possible. The closest workaround is described on https://superuser.com/q/592970/384610. If you have a better solution, please let me know.

Gnome requires additional layouts to be activated with this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources show-all-sources true
See https://www.reddit.com/r/gnome/comments/7jqvl9/eurkey_layout_missing_from_the_settings.
For LXQt and other window managers, there are two options.
For a per-user configuration, add or change the keyboard definition in ~/.config/lxqt/session.conf:
 [keyboard]
layout=eu
For a system-wide configuration, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf and change the value of XkbLayout:
 Option "XkbLayout" "eu" 

More infos for other distributions can be found here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/482678/how-to-add-a-new-keyboard-layout-custom-keyboard-layout-definition/483026#483026.

For Windows, I created a registry file that maps the Insert key to AltGr. Making manual changes to the registry may damage your Windows installation. So if you know exactly what you are doing, and you know how to remove registry entries, you can try out the mapping. Here's to acitvate it, InsertToAltGr.reg, and here's to remove it, RemoveKeyMappings.reg. Again, only run it after having verified the registry files do what you want.

Here's a small guidance I received from someone having problem with the installation and finally managed it:
1. Windows Settings > Time and Language > Region & Language
2. In "Language | Preferred Language", click on any Language, then magically a button "Option" appears.
3. Keyboards > Add a keyboard > Add EurKey


© Steffen Brüntjen 2008-2017 · Last layout update: 15 May 2017