Category:Keyboards with Unix layout

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A keyboard with Unix layout has modifier keys in a layout that differs a bit from the layout for an IBM PC keyboard.

  • Control to the left of 'A', not on the space bar row.
  • Backspace (often labeled "Delete") on the QWERTY row above the Enter key
  • Meta keys somewhere on the space bar row.

There are often two keys above Backspace instead of a single 2×1-sized key.

Unix layout

In the USB standard, left and right Meta keys have the same codes as the left and right Windows and Command keys. Therefore, they work as such when connected to the respective type of host.[1]

The name "U.S.A./UNIX keyboard" is used in Sun's (now Oracle's) documentation for keyboards with this layout. [2]


  1. Universal Serial Bus (USB): HID Usage Tables,10/28/2004,Version 1.12
  2. Keyboard Support in the Oracle Solaris Environment. Retrieved 2014-11-19.