There are two types of keyboard layouts, ANSI and ISO, ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute, and ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. These are both keyboard layouts that describe the size and position of the keys. These are different from the logical layouts (example QWERTY) and ANSI and ISO keyboards differ in the size and orientation of the Enter key, Backslash, and Left Shift keys.
Main differences between the key caps on ANSI and ISO can be seen here:
We would also like to showcase the difference between ISO and ANSI layouts on our STREAK65 LP keyboards with these examples:
STREAK65 LP White ANSI Layout:
STREAK65 LP Black ISO Layout:
The one-key differences between the ANSI and ISO layouts exists in the left shift key. In ANSI keyboards, the left shift key is one large wide rectangular key on ANSI, while on the ISO has a small left shift button and the inverted, which is between it and the Z button.
The same can be said for the Enter button, on the ANSI Layout it is a smaller and slimmer button, while on the ISO Enter key is more of a backward, upside-down L shaped button.
One of the main differences between an ANSI and ISO keyboard comes with muscle memory when using certain keys and layouts, and it is the ability to write with a concrete key configuration in mind that we are accustomed to, but on both layouts you can use to change your Windows language settings to find the appropriate keys that you would need to use, and then to implement them on both of the layouts.