Ukelele

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Ukelele 2.1.6 English version. This Keyboards is free software for Mac developed by John Brownie.

Fixed a bug that could lead to a new keyboard ID being set to 0 instead of the value in the dialog. Shows the default output for special keys in the status bar when editing a key within the window.

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Fixed a bug that could lead to a new keyboard ID being set to 0 instead of the value in the dialog. Shows the default output for special keys in the status bar when editing a key within the window.

Beginning with version 10. 2 (Jaguar), Mac OS X supports an XML-based format for keyboard layouts (. keylayout files). These may be installed by copying them to the Keyboard Layouts folder within /Library or ~/Library; then they are enabled via the Input tab of the International module within System Preferences.

However, modifying keyboard layouts—let alone creating entirely new keyboard layouts, such as for a new script—by directly editing the XML text is tedious and error-prone.

Ukelele aims to simplify keyboard layout editing by providing a graphical interface to . keylayout files, where the desired characters can simply be dragged onto keys as needed.

(The Character Palette, available in the Input menu if it has been enabled in System Preferences, is a great place to find the characters. )

In addition to simple assignment of single character codes to keys, Ukelele can assign multiple-character strings and can create "dead keys", where a keystroke sets a new state that modifies the output of the following keystroke.

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Anonymous 31 December, 2016

EXCELLENT PROGRAM...JUST A LITTLE BIT TRICKY TO LEARN. After buying a Macbook Pro with an unusual keyboard layout I used Ukulele to completely remap several keys. You NEED to read the manual carefully before you attempt to use the program. There are three steps you need to do to create and INSTALL a new keyboard layout and you must reinstall a new layout if modify it again. Most importantly, you can't alter a layout if it's active in fact doing so can screw up your system (or so the manual warns) so you'll want to have at least two layouts installed and set your keyboard preferences so you have a convenient pulldown menu that allows you to instantly switch between layouts. It sounds a little complicated and it is (a little) but once you learn the procedure it's EASY and WORKS GREAT. Pros: It's free!! It works!!

Anonymous 20 October, 2013

BAD!. Shitty app, you can't change more then 2 buttons starting from your current setup. Also, when you want to edit one of your .keylayout files, it can't be saved as .keylayout file anymore after you're done with it. Really silly and annoying bugs, that make using the app really frustrating and not useful. A shame, because it would come in very handy. Pros: Good concept Cons: VERY obvious shortcomings