I'm using my physical keyboard on my tablet with Android. The Brazilian keyboard works fine for me, there are only two problems:

  • The right-shift is "/" instead of shift.

  • The "ˆ" is different and is not accepted by LaTeX. (In LaTeX, we use aˆb for exponetiation and this one doesn't work).

One possible fix is to be able to remap the keys, Is this possible? Is there some app that allows me to remap the keys?


Use GBoard (the Google Keyboard), it should be very easy. Install this then when you are connected with the external keyboard, change the keyboard to Brazilian Portuguese and you shouldn't have any issues.

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    I'm confused, do I "pass the keyboard keys through gboard"? I thought that when using external keyboard, the keys would go directly. – Billy Rubina Jan 16 '19 at 21:59
  • Not sure exactly what you are saying. Once you are connected with the external keyboard, go to the phone input settings and change the default keyboard to the one you want and the keyboard will type with that layout. – Karlomanio Jan 16 '19 at 22:11
  • It didn't work. I changed to my language and Shift is still "/". I used multiples keyboard layouts and it didn't work. – Billy Rubina Jan 16 '19 at 22:13
  • What kind of android and hardware are you using? – Karlomanio Jan 16 '19 at 23:31
  • Nevermind. I fixed with the link in the duplicate post. It's perfect now! – Billy Rubina Jan 17 '19 at 2:43

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