When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key.

My keyboard is this one:

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And it behaves like this one:

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I changed my keyboard layout like described in this: stackexchange post but there is nothing changed. When I press the ` key I get that symbol as on British keyboard.

In result it looks like this:

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    Is that your keyboard layout in the picture? You can determine your actual layout using this page: support.apple.com/kb/HT2841?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
    – Gerry
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 9:20
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    What do you get when you press Shift + 3? If it is #, then you are just getting the ISO (European or International) version of the American (ANSI) US keyboard layout, and it means your machine has mistaken the "keyboard type". Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 13:46
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    PS Go to system preferences/language & text/input sources an check the box for Show Input Menu in Menu Bar. Then look at the top right of your screen and tell us what flag you see. If it is the US flag with PC at the bottom, switch it to just plain US flag. Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 14:00
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    @alex Where did you get this machine? The keyboard is not right. The key next to the z should not have < > on it, which you see are duplicated on comma and period. Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 19:58
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    @alex As far as I know, there is no country which uses a keyboard like that. I think someone replaced some of the keys with different ones. It should have keys like those in the picture you first posted about how it behaves. The key to the right of "/' also looks wrong. Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 21:08

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I think your keyboard has been modified and is non-standard. If for some reason you want what is printed on the keys to match up with what is typed, you could make a custom keyboard layout using


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