I attached a picture of my keyboard (i.e. for a Dell Inspiron SE 7520). I'm running Ubuntu on it and I can't find neither the English not the Arabic layouts for this keyboard on Ubuntu by default.

Would someone help identifying the exact name of these 2 layouts ? Of course I expect only Arabs to able to help with the Arabic layout so it's not a problem to provide at least the name of one layout.

I've tried all possible English layouts but nothing worked. And tried a lot of Arabic layouts too.

The Answer (Thanks to Rudu)

  • Arabic: Arabic (102) AZERTY
  • English: US English (IBM Arabic 238_L)

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  • I don't see a picture???......
    – Xavierjazz
    Dec 8, 2013 at 19:03
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    @Xavierjazz, sorry, it's attached now. Thank you for the feedback. Dec 8, 2013 at 19:17
  • @MuhammadGelbana I didn't find Arabic 102 layout, Ubuntu 18
    – semsem
    Feb 2, 2019 at 17:25

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When you install Ubuntu there's a process that lets you type keys so the software knows what keyboard you use... did that not work? [Perhaps it's only good for latin languages]

Anyway, the easiest way online is MS: Windows Keyboard Layouts it's a bit tedious (you have to choose a keyboard and wait for the image to load) but there's lots in there. I'd start with the Arabic 101, Arabic 102, Arabic 102 Azerty options

  • This is awesome ! Thanks A LOT ! Do you know from where can I download these missing layouts for Ubuntu ? Dec 8, 2013 at 19:23
  • If you're using a GUI there's a handy guide here: How-To Geek: Add Keyboard Input Language to Ubuntu
    – Rudu
    Dec 8, 2013 at 19:29
  • This is for an older version. The one I have now doesn't have it. I'm using v13.10 Dec 8, 2013 at 19:32
  • It's called Text Entry Settings.. in your version, almost identical process though
    – Rudu
    Dec 8, 2013 at 19:36
  • In the text entry settings in my version, I can only chose a different layout from a list in which I can't find the names you kindly guided me to. And I can't edit these layouts. Dec 8, 2013 at 19:49

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