Install the international US keyboard layout with the European EurKEY extension on Windows
EurKEY - The European Keyboard Layout is based on the American keyboard layout. It is well suited for translators and programmers who are used to the US keyboard layout. It has has a very convenient access to European letters and accents.
This note explains how to install the latest version 1.3 on Windows. For Linux instructions please refer to: Install the international US keyboard layout with the European EurKEY extension on Linux.
The figure above shows the keyboard layout version 1.3.
The layout involves almost no deadkeys at all. As most letters can be reached with [AltGr] key combinations, so it is strongly recommended remapping the [Caps] key as a second [AltGr].
The latest version 1.3 comes with an important detail for German users:
It gives direct access to the capital grapheme "Eszett" ẞ (not to be confused with the lowercase Eszett
Most distribution offer version 1.2 as „eu“ keyboard layout.
Here the changlog for the
Version 1.3 ----------- 1. Added ✓ and ✗ (replacing © and №) 2. Added capital ß (ẞ) 3. Made ¬ a dead key with these bindings: s § 1 № 2,3,4,5,6 ½,⅓,¼,⅔,¾ c,p,r,t,T ©,℗,®,™,℠ h,j,k,l,u,i,n,m,= ←,↓,↑,→,↖,↗,↙,↘,↔ H,J,K,L,U,I,N,M,+ ⇐,⇓,⇑,⇒,⇖,⇗,⇙,⇘,⇔
Instructions for Windows
Download the lastest Windows version: EurKEY - The European Keyboard Layout
Unpack the archive
Lauch the appropriate package installer. For most system double click on
The EurKEY keyboard layout makes extensive use of the
[AltGr] key as
modifier key. To improve ergonomics I recommend remapping the
[CapsLock] key to
act as a second
[AltGr] key. The following steps are tested on Window 10:
Open the file editor Notepad and copy the following content:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,38,e0,3a,00,00,00,00,0
Save the file as:
Save as type: All files
Encoding: UTF-16 LE
tp-note.regand confirm several times.
Test the new keyboard configuration.
Type something, for example:
[AltGr]+[Shift]+[S] enters the capital grapheme "Eszett" ß (not to be confused with the lowercase Eszett: ß):
[AltGr]+[T] results in
[AltGr]+[A] results in
[AltGr]+[Shfit]+[Q] results in
[CapsLock]+[U] results in