12
Thank you for your review
Free
http://www.macupdate.com/download/14495/render_download%3Fformat%3Dfile%26media_id%3Dukelele_2.2.8%26filename%3Dukelele_2.2.8.dmg
Email me when discounted: 
Ukelele is a Unicode keyboard layout editor for the XML-format keyboard layout files in OS X (".keylayout" files). It provides a graphical interface to the layout files with support for drag-and-drop character assignments, creation of dead keys, and assignment of multi-character strings.

Ukelele is not able to reassign modifier keys (option, shift, command, control, caps lock), or change the function of special keys (return, arrow keys, function keys, etc). Rather, it is for creating keyboard layouts for different languages or other needs.

By the way, the name of this software is intentionally misspelled. more...

What's New

Version 2.2.8:
  • [Fixed] When creating a new key map as a copy of an existing map, the new key map had the same index as the old one, so the keyboard layout was invalid.

Requirements

OS X 10.4 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

Ukelele User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Cattus-Thraex Member IconReview+154
Cattus-Thraex
+3

A must for all those, who wish to create their own keyboard layouts. Some of my keylayouts were created with Alex Eulenberg’s site, then refined with UKELELE, others created directly with UKELELE. John Brownie deserves all our respect for his work. It is a lot easier to use this app as compared to its Windows equivalent (something like MSKLC or so).

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2
Lolita Member IconComment+71
Lolita
+1

Is this a kernel extension?

Reply1 reply
Version 2.1.8
Sil/john Brownie (Developer)
+1

No, it's a tool to create a user keyboard layout. It does not patch the system in any way.

CPa Member IconReview+3
CPa
+0

Snow Leopard / Mac mini, Logitech illuminated keyboard
Ukelele v.2.1.8

When I select Preferences, Themes
Ukelele crash
width crash file available in my Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/

Reply1 reply
Version 2.1.8
Sil/john Brownie (Developer)
+0

Sorry for the crash. It is fixed in the latest release.

Kamuela Member IconReview+5
Kamuela
+1

Great app, even though I'm not much to tinker with keyboard layouts.

one thing though.. shouldn't it be UKULELE? and not UKELELE?

BTW Ukulele translates into: Jumping Flea. Which is what the Hawaiians thought it sounded like when played.

Reply1 reply
Version 2.1.4
Cattus-Thraex
+1

Both ukelele and ukulele are (linguistically) correct.

Cattus-Thraex Member IconComment+154
Cattus-Thraex
+1

UKELELE is one of those small Mac OS gems, which make me use Mac OS, not Windows or Linux. I have no preconceived ideas, but—when working with linguistc text, dialectal texts or other similar stuff—some applications in Mac OS simply can do what you want, unlike similar Windows or Linux apps. When this achieved, the next step is to have an easy-to-use keylayout editor, as the existing, default keylayout are not sufficient in many instances.
With this in view, perhaps Apple may do more in this respect. Note that, out of the basic Apple applications, only TextEdit can easily handle combined diacritical marks. Pages cannot do that.

Reply2 replies
Version 2.1.1
Cattus-Thraex
+0

Hm, I can note that UTF 8 encoding of this site does not work, the initial — (EM dash, U 2014) turned into € symbol (20AC). Perhaps you should improve this.

_ado
+0

It's most likely the database. I guess this site uses MySQL and they haven't set the encoding of the db to utf8.

Cattus-Thraex Member IconComment+154
Cattus-Thraex
+2

UKELELE is that piece of a wonderful application, which makes work easier and faster. All those needing to write special texts (in the field of linguistics, dialectology and other specialized fields) will need UKELELE in order to creater their custom keyboard layouts. Meanwhile, it has grown up as a mature application, of professional level.
Congratulations to John Brownie for his constant work.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0
Sil/john Brownie (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Sil/john Brownie (Developer)
+0

I believe that most of the problems with beta versions of version 2.0 have been solved, though there are still some minor issues to work on. Hopefully just about everything is working correctly now.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0b4
Sil/john Brownie (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Sil/john Brownie (Developer)
+0

I believe that most of the problems with beta versions of version 2.0 have been solved, though there are still some minor issues to work on. Hopefully just about everything is working correctly now.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0b4
Sil/john Brownie (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Sil/john Brownie (Developer)
+0

I'm sorry, but there are some issues with using keyboard layouts created in Ukelele 2.0 beta versions. These are slowly coming to light, and I will be addressing these as soon as possible. If you have problems, you can still use version 1.8.4, which still works reliably. Please contact me directly (contact details are in the Read Me file) if you have questions.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0b3
Nontroppo Member IconReview+515
Nontroppo
+0

Wow, great update to a great app. I like to customize my option+keyboard mapping to add more esoteric unicode characters into easy reach, and this works brilliantly.

The V2.0 update brings a great new UI, and the attention to detail and very thorough documentation are simply amazing for a free app. Highly recommended!

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0b1
user icon+0
-TiTAN-
Version 2.2.8
user icon+9
Widber
Version 2.2.7
user icon+0
-TiTAN-
Version 2.2.5
user icon+10
RONIN427
Version 2.2.4
user icon+49
Runty
Version 2.2.4
user icon+0
Flip-Flap-Flop!
Version 2.2.4
user icon+9
Widber
Version 2.1.8
user icon-1
Spagh
Version 2.1.3
> 5 20

Ratings

Overall
(20)
Current Version (2.x)
(12)

Details

Downloads 73,368
Version Downloads 2,967
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 11 Mar 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install Ukelele with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated. Play video...