Multilingual Finnish keyboard (SFS 5966)

d-
!
1
"
2@
#
3
4$
%
5
&
6
/
7{
(
8[
)
9]
=°
0}
?
+\
`˛
¸
Q
W
E
R
TÞ
þ
Y
U
I
ı
OŒ
œ
P ̛
 ̉
˚
˝
^¯
~
A
ə
S
ß
DÐ
ð
F
G
H
J
K
ĸ
L
 d-
Ø
ø
Æ
æ
*˘
' ̌
>
<|
ZƷ
ʒ
X·
×
C
V
B
NŊ
ŋ
M
µ
;
,
:˙
..
_
-
NBSP
AltGr

The multilingual Finnish keyaboard is defined in the national standard SFS 5966. Designed for physical keyboards as sold in Finland and Sweden, it enables easy input of Finnish and Swedish, but it also covers Smi languages used in Finland as well as almost all European languages written in Latin letters.

The keyboard layout makes heavy use of the AltGr (right Alt) key and keys or key combinations used to add diacritic marks on characters.

In the layout table above, each key contains one to four symbols as follows:

The following table explains those parts of the layout that are not obvious enough, e.g. because some characters are not easily recognized or distinguished from their shape alone.

Symbol Key comb. Explanation
d- AltGr Adds a stroke to the letter typed next, e.g. turning L to Ł.
AltGr 6 Single low-9 quotation mark.
° AltGr Shift 0 Degree sign, as in e.g. 15C.
Adds an acute accent to the letter typed next, turning e.g. e to .
`Shift Adds a grave accent to the letter typed next, turning e.g. e to .
̧AltGr Adds a cedilla to the letter typed next, turning e.g. c to .
̨AltGr Shift Adds an ogonek to the letter typed next, turning e.g. a to ą.
AltGr SGerman sharp s (Eszett). Not Greek letter β.
̛AltGr PAdds a horn (used in Vietnamese) to the letter typed next, turning e.g. o to ơ.
̉AltGr Shift PAdds a hook above (used in Vietnamese) to the letter typed next, turning e.g. o to ỏ.
̋AltGr Adds a double acute (used in Hungarian) to the letter typed next, turning o to ő and u to ű.
Adds a dieresis to the letter typed next, turning e.g. e to .
^Shift Adds a circumflex to the letter typed next, turning e.g. e to .
¯AltGr Shift Adds a macron to the letter typed next, turning e.g. e to ē
ĐAltGr Shift DCapital letter eth, used in Icelandic; uppercase version of . Identical in shape to D with stroke, used in Croatian, but different from it in code.
ĸAltGr KThe letter kra, used in old orthography of Greenlandic.
d- AltGr L Adds a stroke to the letter typed next, e.g. turning L to Ł. Duplicates Alt (since the key may be absent).
̌AltGr 'Adds a caron (hček) to the letter typed next, turning e.g. s to š.
̆AltGr Shift 'Adds a breve to the letter typed next, turning e.g. a to ă. The breve is curved, as opposite to the caron, which is angular.
ʒAltGr ZThe letter ezh, used e.g. in Smi languages.
ƷAltGr Shift ZThe letter ezh in uppercase.
AltGr XMultiplication sign, as in 2נ2=4.
AltGr Shift XMiddle dot, used in Catalan and as a replacement for various characters, e.g. as multiplication dot instead of the more correct DOT OPERATOR (⋅, U+22C5).
ŋAltGr NThe letter eng, used e.g. in Smi languages and in phonetic notations. Not to be confused with Greek letter eta (η).
AltGr M Micro sign, as in m (micrometer).
AltGr Shift M The em dash, used especially in American English.
AltGr ,Typographically correct (curly) apostrophe as used in English, Finnish etc. Also used as single quote in Finnish, closing single quote in English.
AltGr Shift ,Typographically correct (curly) closing single quote in English and other languages.
̣AltGr .Adds a dot below to the letter typed next, turning e.g. a to ạ.
˙AltGr Shift .Adds a dot above to the letter typed next, turning e.g. z to ż.
_ Shift - Low line, underscore. Used mainly in computer languages, filenames, etc.
AltGr - The en dash, used for punctuation and range notations like 1–10 (1 to 10).
NBSP AltGr space No-break space. Like normal space, but prevents line wrapping.

When a key or key combination is described as adding a mark on the next letter, you can produce character that corresponds to the mark by typing a space instead of a letter. Thus, e.g. ShiftSPACE produces the tilde character (~).