Keyboard Setup


We have just set up our first Raspberry Pi kit and cannot get all the symbols on the keyboard to work as shown on the keys e.g. Shift 2 gives us

We really need the pipe | symbol.

Can you help?


Full Raspbian or Lite? In the full Raspbian you just go to Preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration via the menu and change your keyboard layout. Localization tab . keyboard layout. The default is English UK, I set mine to English US > English US with Eruo on the 5. That matches everything up for me.

If it’s Raspbian lite you need to run sudo raspi-config to do it. Menu’s are bit different but its the same idea. Finding the right keyboard layout is tricky though, its the old interface.

I had the same issue from terminal in Raspbian lite, I could not get the | symbol on my keyboard even after trying a few different layouts. I eventually gave up and went to full Raspbian.