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Setting up a Raspberry Pi for US Usage

When you first set up a Raspberry Pi for use with a United States English keyboard, you will notice some funny characters when you type " or @. The Rasppian GNU/Linux distribution (the one recomended by the Raspberry Pi Foundation) comes by defaults set up for A UK keyboard layout.

TO fix this, run these commands from your LXTerminal, in this order. Each one will bring up a configuration screen. On each screen, pick the option closest to "Standard US English" and "QWERTY". This should work with most standard QWERTY keyboards purchased in the US.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Last modified on 22 Jul 2012 by AO

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