How to put the keyboard in Spanish?

June 12, 2014 2.4k views
I used the following command, but I still can ; and ~ on my keyboard. It took days trying but no way. apt-get install console-data thans
4 Answers

Will different keyboard layouts be implemented?

The problem is that most basic characters like ='"/-\ and so on are not possible in the web console. This renders the web console pretty useless for international users.


  • You can change your console's keyboard layout by running:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data

    If console-data isn't installed, you can install it by running this command:

    sudo apt-get install console-data
Hi Jorge! Are you asking about the web console on Unfortunately, it doesn't support different keyboard layouts. It's really meant just to give you a way to access your server if you have no other way. For day to day work, you're much better off connecting via SSH. If you are a Windows user, I'd recommend that you use PuTTY:
by Saleh Salem
This tutorial will allow you to log Into a VPS with Putty (Windows Users).
Perfect, I got what I wanted. I thought you had to first configure ssh from my server to work with ssh. So I went to the website to see how you configured and try to do it, but not having the keyboard in Spanish I did not come out some key commands. That was why I wanted to have the keyboard in Spanish, to configure ssh and work well I have worked with putty, I love this program. I have researched and there for mac, is there any similar program as good as? If not, I have a windows virtual machine to work with the server if there is no so good for mac solution. Thank you very much, you have given me life. I'll be eternally grateful.
  • On Mac, there isn't as much need for an app like PuTTY. You can use the built in There's even a connection manager if you go to "Shell > New Remote Connection" or just use SSH directly:
    ssh root@your.ip.address
If is another option that I've seen, but I like more putty. Really thank you for everything. You saved me another sleepless night. Thank you.
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