New keyboard languages ​​and layouts on SKIKK laptops

Published on 17 oktober 2022

SKIKK ™ has since today added more keyboard options on many laptops while configuring a new laptop.


Which new languages ​​do we offer?

- Turkish (ISO)

- Russian Cyrillic (ISO)

Would you like to configure a laptop with a Turkish or Russian keyboard?


What new keyboard layouts do we offer?

- US-International (ANSI)

- Dvorak US


What is the difference between an ANSI and ISO keyboard layout?

The acronyms, ANSI and ISO, stand for two different world standards organizations.

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization.

These are both keyboard layouts that describe the size and position of the keys. These are different from the logical layouts like QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Dvorak, etc. ANSI and ISO keyboards differ in the size and orientation of the Enter key, Backslash, and Shift keys.


ANSI vs ISO; the pros and cons

Many keyboard users say that the keyboard layout really depends on the user, but there are pros and cons to using both layouts.

Enter Enter key is a wide rectangle. This is commonly seen in keyboards in the United States. Enter key is an inverted L shape.
backslash Backslash key is above Enter key and fingers need to be stretched to reach it. The backslash key is to the left of the Enter key and the fingers don't have to stretch that far.
Left Shift The left shift key is the same size as the right shift key. The left shift key is about 50% the size of the right shift key and is the same size as the Ctrl key.
Judge Alt The left and right Alt keys are the same The right Alt key has been replaced by an Alt Gr key.
Number of keys 104 keys for full-size keyboard and 87 keys for a standard tenkeyless layout. 105 keys for a full keyboard of 88 keys for a TKL keyboard.


Which is better ANSI or ISO?

The answer comes down to preference. As we can see from the above, there are some differences. There are some languages ​​that cannot be used without an ISO keyboard, mostly in certain European countries.