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Keyboard layout code

HKCU\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_SZ

Keyboard layout code

Keyboard layout code

Description

Represents a keyboard layout.

This entry associates a standard layout with a preferred alternative. It has the following format:

Entry name

Data type

Value

Keyboard layout code (standard)

REG_SZ

Keyboard layout code (preferred alternative)

For example, the following entry indicates that each time the 00000409 (U.S. English) keyboard layout is called, the system should substitute the preferred alternative, which is the 00010409 (Dvorak U.S. English) keyboard layout:

Entry name

Data type

Value

00000409

REG_SZ

00010409

Change method

To change the keyboard layout, double-click Keyboard in Control Panel. Click the Input Locales tab, and then click Add in the Installed input locales box.

Note Image Note

The Keyboard layout code entry is a variable representing the entries in the Substitutes subkey under the HKCU\Keyboard Layout key. It does not actually appear in the registry. This variable entry displays information that is common to the entries in the Substitutes subkey.

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