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Keyboard Layouts

  • Adhuna Keyboard [BornoSoft Keyboard Interface Package] 
    UNICODE compliant Bengali/Bangla keyboard driver that uses only lower case phonetic English key input for Bengali output.
  • ALT Keyboard Combinations
  • Assamese Phonetic Keyboard and Online Dictionary
  • Avro Keyboard
    A full featured UNICODE supported FREE Bangla typing software with most popular Bangla keyboard layouts from Bangladesh and India.
  • BabelMap A Unicode Character Map utility for Windows that allows the user to select and copy any character in Unicode 3.2.
  • Bangla
    Freeware Bangla Unicode Typing Interface, with a choice of keyboard layouts
  • Branah
    Free online keyboards for writing Unicode characters in all languages of the world
  • Dvorak and QWERTY keyboard drivers
    For Windows. Support a large and growing number of scripts. Most of these keyboards furnish all of the characters in the relevant Unicode ranges.
  • Europe Keyboard
    An international keyboard layout based on the German standard layout, intended for practically all languages written using the Latin script including e.g. Vietnamese, Yorùbá. (Information on the website is in German language)
  • Gaelic for US hardware & UK hardware (Ciarán Ó Duibhín)
    Downloadable free software keyboard layouts for Windows 2000/XP which offer a number of accented and other characters from the Unicode character-set via dead keys for use on US and UK keyboard hardware respectively.
    They are primarily intended to support characters found in the Gaelic language, but can be useful more generally.
  • I 2 Speak
    A free online product by sciweavers.org, an academic network for scientist and researchers. This tool allows you to write phonetics using English alphabet then search the web or post to social networks by clicking the appropriate button
  • JLG Latin Extended Keyboard (For US Keyboards)
    Freeware which allows users to input over 1000 Unicode characters.
  • Keyboard Layout Editor and Generator
    Works with Windows 9X, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. Supports Unicode (when installed in Windows NT 4.0. or Windows 2000)
  • Keyboard Mapping for Linux
  • Kural Tamil Software Ver 4.0 by Kuralsoft
    Kural Tamil Software is a keyboard manager that helps to directly input Tamil in any Microsoft Windows Applications. It can be used with MS Office, Open Office, Star Office, Google’s Docs & Spreadsheet, WordPad, Notepad, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Adobe products and many more applications. It also helps to chat in Tamil using Yahoo, Google Talk, MSN and AIM chat clients. With full Unicode support, now you can send and receive Tamil Unicode mails, chat in Unicode Tamil and search the web for Unicode Tamil contents and more. Kural Tamil software is bundled with Kavithai – a Tamil/English word processor, Paravai – an SMTP based email client, Encoding converter, Thendral – a compact, portable Kural and Osai – a Tamil text to speech engine.
  • Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSLKC)
  • Multikey 5.0 (Stefan Hagel)
    MultiKey provides easy and customisable input for Unicode scripts (and also non-Unicode fonts). Free software; for all versions of Windows
  • Prof. Sorin Paliga
    Several Mac OS X keyboard layouts for Romanian, Czech, Etruscan, Old Church Slavonic, Glagolitic, and dialectical texts. The explanatory material is available in English or in Romanian. Includes a Unicode keyboard compliant with the Romanian national standard SR-13392/1998.
  • Romanian Keyboard by Cristian Secara (links to a website in Romanian)
    Romanian keyboards for Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
  • South Asia Language Resource Center (University of Chicago)
  • Tavultesoft Keyman
    Unicode keyboard input mapping system for Microsoft Windows, web, mobile web, Android and iOS. Keyboard layouts for use with Keyman are available for over 1,000 languages, and custom keyboard layouts for both simple and highly complex scripts can be quickly designed and packaged for distribution on any of the listed platforms with the free Keyman Developer tool. Supports Unicode input in Windows XP through Windows 8.1, Windows Server platforms, modern web browsers on all platforms, modern mobile web browsers, Android 4.1-4.4, Android 5, iOS 7 and later.
  • Type It
    A set of online Unicode-based text editors designed for typing national characters in a variety of languages, as well as symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet. The editors include buttons and keyboard shortcuts to enter characters without memorizing Alt codes or installing any software, and can be used from any computer with Web access.
  • Ukelele
    Mac OS X Keyboard Layout Editor
  • Unicode Keyboard for Android
    Unicode keyboard is a supplementary keyboard that allows you to enter any Unicode 6.0 character or symbol in any active text field.
  • Unicode keyboard layout generator for the Mac OS (Alex Eulenberg)
    Generates 'uchr' keyboard resources, which can be used in Mac OS 9 (with Unicode script) or OS X


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