Different countries use different keyboard layouts. As default, the United Kingdom keyboard is set on your Raspberry Pi. In the following, we will go through the quick and efficient steps to adjust the keyboard to your needs.
The simplest way is to manually edit the text file
/etc/default/keyboard in your terminal. Do this by using your favorite editor:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard
The file looks like this:
# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE # Consult the keyboard(5) manual page. XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" BACKSPACE="guess"
The line of interest is
gb stands for Great Britain. Replace
gb with the string containing the two letters code for your country of interest, e.g.:
fr for French. You can find the right code for your language at this link.
Now reboot your Raspberry Pi for the changes to take effect.
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo reboot
And now enjoy your new keyboard setting!