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The entered characters are as follows:

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U+002A42*ASTERISKC0 Controls and Basic Latin (Basic Latin)\u002a*%2A

System layouts

This text can be typed on 22 system layouts out of 208:

Luxembourgish
Swiss French
Swiss German
SHIFT+3
Inuktitut - Latin
Inuktitut - Naqittaut
CONTROLMENU+6
New Tai Lue8
ADLaM
Albanian
Arabic (101)
Arabic (102)
Azerbaijani (Standard)
Azerbaijani Cyrillic
Azerbaijani Latin
Belarusian
Buginese
Bulgarian (Latin)
Bulgarian (Phonetic Traditional)
Bulgarian (Phonetic)
Canadian French
Canadian French (Legacy)
Canadian Multilingual Standard
Central Kurdish
Czech Programmers
Divehi Phonetic
Divehi Typewriter
English (India)
Georgian (MES)
Georgian (QWERTY)
Gothic
Greek
Greek Latin
Greek Polytonic
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hebrew (Standard)
Cherokee Phonetic
Chinese (Simplified) - US
Chinese (Simplified, Singapore) - US
Chinese (Traditional) - US
Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R.) - US
Chinese (Traditional, Macao S.A.R.) - US
Igbo
Irish
Japanese
Korean
Kyrgyz Cyrillic
Latvian (QWERTY)
Latvian (Standard)
Lisu (Basic)
Macedonian
Macedonian - Standard
Maltese 47-Key
Maltese 48-Key
Maori
Myanmar (Phonetic order)
Myanmar (Visual order)
N’Ko
NZ Aotearoa
Osage
Osmanya
Persian
Persian (Standard)
Polish (Programmers)
Portuguese (Brazil ABNT)
Portuguese (Brazil ABNT2)
Romanian (Programmers)
Romanian (Standard)
Russian
Russian - Mnemonic
Scottish Gaelic
Sesotho sa Leboa
Setswana
Sinhala
Sinhala - Wij 9
Sora
Tai Le
Tajik
Tamil 99
Tatar
Tatar (Legacy)
Turkmen
Ukrainian
Ukrainian (Enhanced)
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Extended
United States-Dvorak
United States-Dvorak for left hand
United States-Dvorak for right hand
United States-International
US
US English Table for IBM Arabic 238_L
Uyghur
Uyghur (Legacy)
Uzbek Cyrillic
Yoruba
SHIFT+8
NepaliSHIFTCONTROL+8
Czech (QWERTY)
Georgian (Ergonomic)
Georgian (Old Alphabets)
Khmer (NIDA)
Lithuanian Standard
CONTROLMENU+8
Armenian Phonetic
Armenian Typewriter
Dzongkha
Hindi Traditional
Cherokee Nation
Javanese
Lithuanian
Marathi
Vietnamese
SHIFTCONTROLMENU+8
LaoSHIFT+E
Lisu (Standard)SHIFT+N
KhmerCONTROLMENU+Q
Arabic (102) AZERTY
Armenian Eastern (Legacy)
Armenian Western (Legacy)
Assamese - INSCRIPT
Bangla
Bangla - INSCRIPT
Bangla - INSCRIPT (Legacy)
Bashkir
Bulgarian
Bulgarian (Typewriter)
Devanagari - INSCRIPT
Futhark
Georgian (Legacy)
Gujarati
Kannada
Kazakh
Latvian
Lithuanian IBM
Malayalam
Mongolian (Mongolian Script)
Mongolian Cyrillic
Odia
Ogham
Ol Chiki
Old Italic
Phags-pa
Punjabi
Russian (Typewriter)
Sakha
Syriac
Syriac Phonetic
Tamil
Telugu
Thai Kedmanee
Thai Kedmanee (non-ShiftLock)
Thai Pattachote
Thai Pattachote (non-ShiftLock)
Tibetan (PRC)
Tibetan (PRC) - Updated
Traditional Mongolian (Standard)
Urdu
MULTIPLY
DutchOEM 1
Belgian (Comma)
Belgian (Period)
Belgian French
SHIFT+OEM 1
Bosnian (Cyrillic)
German
German (IBM)
Greek (220)
Greek (220) Latin
Greek (319)
Greek (319) Latin
Guarani
Italian
Italian (142)
Latin American
Portuguese
Romanian (Legacy)
Serbian (Cyrillic)
Serbian (Latin)
Slovenian
Sorbian Extended
Sorbian Standard
Sorbian Standard (Legacy)
Spanish
Standard
SHIFT+OEM PLUS
Czech
Hungarian
Slovak
Spanish Variation
CONTROLMENU+OEM MINUS
Danish
Faeroese
Finnish
Finnish with Sami
Greenlandic
Icelandic
Norwegian
Norwegian with Sami
Polish (214)
Swedish
Swedish with Sami
SHIFT+OEM 2
Hungarian 101-key
Slovak (QWERTY)
CONTROLMENU+OEM 2
Sami Extended Finland-Sweden
Sami Extended Norway
SHIFTCONTROLMENU+OEM 2
Turkish FSHIFT+OEM 3
Central Atlas Tamazight
French
Tifinagh (Basic)
Tifinagh (Extended)
Wolof
OEM 5
Estonian
Pashto (Afghanistan)
SHIFT+OEM 5
Turkish QOEM 8

Unreferenced drivers

You can also use these unreferenced keyboard drivers:

DEC LK411-AJ Keyboard Layout
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 101
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for AX2
KO Hangeul Keyboard Layout for 101 (Type A)
KO Hangeul Keyboard Layout for 101(Type B)
KO Hangeul Keyboard Layout for 101(Type C)
KO Hangeul Keyboard Layout for 103
SHIFT+8
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for (NEC PC-9800 on PC98-NX)
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for (NEC PC-9800 Windows 95)
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for (NEC PC-9800)
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 106
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for 106
JP Japanese Keyboard Layout for IBM 5576-002/003
JP Japanese NEC PC-9800 Keyboard Layout
SHIFT+OEM 1

Custom layouts

You can also use these custom-made keyboard layouts:

Hungarian (Programmers) Keyboard Layout
SuperIPA Keyboard Layout
SuperLatin Keyboard Layout
Ukrainian - Unicode 2.1 Keyboard Layout
US English ROT13 Keyboard Layout
Английская (Типографская раскладка Ильи Keyboard Layout
Русская (Типографская раскладка Ильи Бир Keyboard Layout
SHIFT+8
Brahmi - INSCRIPT Keyboard Layout
Chakma - INSCRIPT Keyboard Layout
Latin NFC - INSCRIPT Keyboard Layout
Norsk kyrillisk Keyboard Layout
Palmyrene – Mnemonic Keyboard Layout
SuperSymbol Keyboard Layout
MULTIPLY
BRAILLE español Keyboard Layout
BRAILLE español-latinoamericano Keyboard Layout
Teclado español extendido Keyboard Layout
Teclado iberoamericano español Keyboard Layout
Teclado iberoamericano português Keyboard Layout
Teclado latinoamericano rkgraqvqb Keyboard Layout
Teclado paraguayo Keyboard Layout
SHIFT+OEM PLUS
Norsk utvidet Juli2018 Keyboard Layout
Nuovo Italiano Keyboard Layout
SHIFT+OEM 2

Note that virtual keys are not always at the same place. For example, Q is next to the Tab key on US keyboard but next to the Caps Lock on French keyboard. You can click on each keyboard layout to find out how it defines the mapping.

Please note current limitations of the algorithm: