Default Layouts

If you are looking for the application to reprogram your Truly Ergonomic Keyboard
and/or create your own custom layout, please go directly to our Layout Designer.

If at any time you want to return your keyboard to the original default layout,
visit the Firmware Upgrade section and follow the instructions on “How to upgrade the Firmware” using the firmware provided in that section.


If you want to create your own custom layout based on Default Layouts,
click on your particular model/language:





Default Layouts



For all images shown within this page:
The orange color letters are different from the Default English US layout printed on the keycaps.
Both lower corner gray-colored keycaps only exist on Model 229.

In you have a Model 229 or 227, the following layouts are already programmed in your keyboard.
Simply set DIP switches #2-3-4 according to the layout of your preference.


US Layout - English (United States)US - OSX Model 229US - OSX Model 227

UK LayoutDE LayoutFR LayoutRU LayoutSE LayoutES LayoutIT LayoutJP LayoutDvorak Layout



English US and International – Default layout – US

(DIP switch #1-2-3-4 ON)

The letters and symbols printed on the keys match the following layout
if connected to a Windows/Linux computer with the computer's keyboard language set as "EN - English (United States)".




English US and International – for OS X – Model 229

(DIP switch #1 OFF, #2-3-4 ON)

Default layout when Model 229 is connected to an OS X computer
with the computer's keyboard language set as "English (United States) – ANSI".




English US and International – for OS X – Model 227

(DIP switch #1 OFF, #2-3-4 ON)

Default layout when Model 227 is connected to an OS X computer
with the computer's keyboard language set as "English (United States) – ANSI".




English layout – UK

(DIP switch #2 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "EN - English (United Kingdom)".




German layout – DE

(DIP switch #3 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "DE - German (Germany)".




French layout – FR

(DIP switch #4 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "FR - French (France)".




Russian layout – RU

(DIP switch #2 and #3 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "RU - Russian (Russia)".




Swedish layout – SE

(DIP switch #3 and #4 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "SE - Swedish (Sweden)".




Spanish layout – ES

(DIP switch #3 and #4 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "ES - Spanish (Spain)".




Italian layout – IT

(DIP switch #3 and #4 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "IT - Italian (Italy)".




Japanese layout – JP

(DIP switch #2 and #4 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "JP - Japanese (Japan)".




Dvorak layout

(DIP switch #2-3-4 OFF)

Default layout with the computer's keyboard language set as "EN - English (United States)"

Do not set the Operating System (OS) keyboard as Dvorak, have it as "US".
Otherwise you end up with "double translation" where the keyboard is sending Dvorak layout codes and the OS changes them thinking the keyboard has a Qwerty layout. There can be only one! You can leave your keyboard Qwerty and use Dvorak in your OS, or you can set the keyboard as Dvorak and use the standard Qwerty layout in the OS.







In you have a Model 229 or 227, please note above layouts are already programmed in your keyboard.
Otherwise, you can install Firmware v4.00 into any Model to use above layouts.

To setup above layouts or to change DIP switches,
please visit the Installation Guide section reviewing DIP switch #2-3-4 options.




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promotes a healthier posture helping to reduce wrist, shoulder, neck, and lower back pain and strains,
and allows you to become more efficient and accelerate your productivity in a comfortable and healthy manner.


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