Changing layout of external keyboard

Klumpen

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Hello,

I had a Bluetooth keyboard once, but since it made my Pandora crash for some reason and had a German layout, Android mapped the English layout on it and I couldn't find a working program to fix this outside of the Google Store (which I don't use), I sold it again.
I'm thinking about getting something like this and my boss wants to have such a thing for his 8inch tablet in German layout while I'd prefer the local layout as well since I'm used to it and for öäüß etc...

Is there a working universal layout changer for bluetooth keyboards around somewhere in Fdroid or as apk by now?
 

Mr_Loon

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Is this guide any help? Your device needs to be rooted so I'm not sure if it will help.

Never tried this but I understand that there are ways of getting APKs from the Play Store without a Google account : See Here
 

comradekingu

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Keyboards from F-droid, Hacker's keyboard among which, can do this. Even the default one in Android. Hold space.
It is a function built into android, and can be enabled from settings. → language and in-data - language

Edit: If you are not on Android (?) you could do "setxkbmap de" and see if that works.
 
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