Hewlett Packard Keyboard Layout / ROM Language Codes

CESD-H-0018

Applies To:

  • Windows CE 1.0, 1.01
  • Windows CE 2.0, SP1
  • Handheld PC Professional, SP1
  • Handheld PC 2000

Overview:

Hewlett Packard Handheld PC hardware use a three digit alphanumeric code as part of the model number to identify the pre-configured Keyboard layout / ROM.
This article discusses the hp device codes.


Guide:

When purchasing a Hewlett Packard Handheld PC it is important that you know the region code of the device. Any Handheld PC manufactured by hp during or after 1998 conforms to the region codes outlined below. Any Hewlett Packard Hardware equipment which included a Keyboard or region specific functionality includes an identification tag to allow support personnel to ascertain the specific device involved. In the case of Handheld PC devices the code also identifies the base ROM language.

For example. A Jornada 680 who's model number on the base plate matches:
F1262A ABA

Is an original release Jornada 680 with a US English keyboard.

You can use the table below to identify the 3 digit code on the base plate with it's language. Please note that this is a comprehensive list of the Hewlett Packard codes, version of mobile devices may not be available in every listed form.

hp Internal Regional Codes

#AB0

Taiwan

#AB1

Korea

#AB2

China

#AB4

Singapore Malaysia

#AB5

Hong Kong

#AB6

Arabia (French)

#AB7

Greece

#AB8

Turkey

#AB9

Portugal

#ABA

US (English)

#ABB

Europe (English)

#ABC

Canada (French)

#ABD

Germany

#ABE

Spain

#ABF

France

#ABG

Australia

#ABH

Netherlands

#ABJ

Japan

#ABM

Latin America (Spanish)

#ABN

Norway

#ABP

Swiss (German)

#ABQ

Swiss (French)

#ABS

Sweden

#ABT

Hebrew

#ABU

UK (English)

#ABV

Arabia (English)

#ABW

Belgium (Flemish)

#ABX

Finland

#ABY

Denmark

#ABZ

Italy

#AC4

Brazil

#AC8

Argentina (Spanish)

#ACB

Russia

#ACQ

South Africa

#ACY

Sweden (English)

#AKB

Czech

#AKC

Hungary

#AKD

Poland

#AKG

Eastern Europe

#AKJ

Hebrew Enabled (English)

#AKL

Thailand

#AKN

Slovenia

#AKR

Slovakia

#AKV

South America (Spanish)

#ARL

Baltic