CAPSoff specifies the CAPSfree Quality Standard to help consumers make an informed choice.
The CAPSfree standard defines three levels of conformance:
- Zero conformance: all keyboards with a Caps Lock key in the conventional position (left of A on a qwerty keyboard).
- Basic conformance: all keyboards with a relocated Caps Lock key; there are several relocation positions, including at the bottom left of the keyboard, at the top right row, along with other lock keys.
- Full conformance: all keyboards where the Caps Lock key has been removed. A Caps Lock function can still exist, e.g. as a combination of keys.
To be labelled as a CAPSfree keyboard, a keyboard must achieve full conformance.
When you purchase a new computer, we advise you to request a "CAPSfree keyboard" and refer the vendor to the capsoff.org site for further information. You may also request a computer without keyboard, and purchase a CAPSfree keyboard separately.
We list all known CAPSfree keyboards to assist you in your choice.