Configuring a German keyboard as an English keyboard

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    Hi, I bought this keyboard [FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica][SIZE=-1]GeneralKeys Bluetooth-Mini-Tastatur für iPad

    But for the most part I use the iPad 3 in English

    How can I change this German keyboard to an English one?

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    Go to Settings>General>Keyboard and then tap "Keyboard". Then on the screen that appears, tap "Add New Keyboard". Then scroll down the alphabetical list and tap German. For future typing, under General>Keyboard the German Keyboard will be an option for you to use.
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    I think the OP bought a hardware German keyboard and wants to know how to change it to English.
     
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    You may no doubt be right. OK That deals with me. Do you have an answer for him now?


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    I've been checking and haven't been able to find a method to reprogram the keyboard.
     
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    scifan57 got it right. I live in Germany but continue to use more English and less German. The hardware (the new keyboard for iPad 3) is in German. I can manage the main keypad with alphabet but the function keys and caps are all screwed up. I can guess some since they are simply interchanged, e.g. _ and ? but for the rest, it would be ages before I memorize them all.

    Andrew, thanks for your suggestion, I tried that, it did me no good.

    I have a similar issue with my keyboard attached to the Windows 7 Desktop but Microsoft (really!) helps me configure the keyboard to accept German and English characters and the upper case letters are not at all a problem. I am dreading that I might be stuck with the German keyboard for my iPad 3. Oh, please. Someone help.

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    Since we cannot change or there are no available program that will address the problem at hand, why not just put labels on the keys. I tried searching the german keyboard in the hope of knowing the labels and come up with this link.
     

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