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I'm using a German Keyboard (Lioncast LK20) with OS X 10.11.5. I set the keymap to German and it is displayed correctly in the settings screen. Unfortunately the following two keys are swapped when I type on the keyboard:

< Key (right of SHIFT)
^ Key (left of 1)

Are there any advanced settings to fix this issue?

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  • This maybe utterly stupid but you could try getting a small arduino to swap the keys for you where the keyboard would go through a bare USB port connected to the arduino and thorugh out of another USB port into your computer? – Bradman175 May 30 '16 at 9:30
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You can use Ukelele to change the keyboard layout so the meaning of those keys are swapped:

http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=ukelele

Note the program is called "Ukelele", not "Ukulele".

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You can use Karabiner to swap the keys using the following private.xml.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root>
  <item>
    <name>Swap Keys</name>
    <identifier>private.swapkeys</identifier>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::one, KeyCode::two</autogen>
    <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::two, KeyCode::one</autogen>
  </item>
</root>

You'll need to find the KeyCode for the keys you want to swap as I don't have a German keyboard to check. You can use EventViewer accessible from Karabiner → Misc to find the KeyCodes. Replace one with one KeyCode and two with the other KeyCode in the above private.xml.

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