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Ukelele for Mac

Unicode keyboard-layout editor.

Free
In English
Version 3.5.12
4.3
Based on 28 user rates

Ukelele overview

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 (try pronouncing it "You-KEY-lay-lay"). Call it an instance of 'artistic license'.

What’s new in version 3.5.12

  • Dragging to an key with no output was disabled. This is fixed.
  • In the Preferences window, clicking Reset did not update the display to show the new value if the option of saving the XML as characters or code points was changed. This is now fixed.
  • There was an intermittent problem with the size of a window when Ukelele started up, often being a bit too small. At the expense of restoring windows exactly as they were, Ukelele now opens all keyboard windows at their ideal size, if they fit on the screen.
  • When duplicating a keyboard layout in a collection, the icon and intended language are also copied.
  • The list of keyboard types in the Keyboard Types dialog had a white background, even in Dark Mode, so the list was not readable. It now has the default background.
  • The intended language sheet no longer retains the search strings from when it was previously used.
  • Rearranged the pages in the manual so that page numbers in the footer match the page number within the PDF file, so the introduction starts on page 5 rather than page 1.

Ukelele for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.5.12
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4.3

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muhammadimamrafi
muhammadimamrafi
May 24 2021
3.5.2
0.0
May 24 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.2
i have an issue. my (physical) keyboard have 'menu / application' key (it's only for windows keyboard layout). can i switch to modifier key ?
Atalantia
Atalantia
Oct 10 2020
3.4.2
2.0
Oct 10 2020
2.0
Version: 3.4.2
Save as... doesn't work. I deleted one saved file and wanted to resave it as a bundle.... I was lost and 1 h work to. Crap GUI programming here.
richardkaufmann1
richardkaufmann1
Nov 19 2019
3.4b3
5.0
Nov 19 2019
5.0
Version: 3.4b3
It's a wonderful little app helping enormously to customize the keyboard mainly for layouts with uncommon diacritics. Thanks a lot!
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 19 2019
3.3
5.0
Jan 19 2019
5.0
Version: 3.3
I've discovered Ukelele only a few months ago and I use it exclusively for replacing the coma by a dot, on French numeric keypads. I've been doing this on every Mac I've owned for 20 years or so with Keyboard Maestro and the likes, with some side effects (delay). Thanks Ukelele! :-)
csheremecom8874
csheremecom8874
May 10 2018
3.2.7
4.0
May 10 2018
4.0
Version: 3.2.7
How can I map a key to insert a thinspace [ ] ? I teried dragging 2008 from Unicode on Show Symbols, but it doesn't work…
Atalantia
Atalantia
Oct 10 2020
2.0
Oct 10 2020
2.0
Version: null
vieuxcon696
vieuxcon696
Apr 20 2020
5.0
Apr 20 2020
5.0
Version: null
richardkaufmann1
richardkaufmann1
Nov 19 2019
5.0
Nov 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 19 2019
5.0
Jan 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
csheremecom8874
csheremecom8874
May 10 2018
4.0
May 10 2018
4.0
Version: null
lars-fornarve
lars-fornarve
Oct 14 2017
3.0
Oct 14 2017
3.0
Version: null
William-Walles
William-Walles
Aug 12 2016
5.0
Aug 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
Bioxy
Bioxy
May 30 2016
5.0
May 30 2016
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2015
5.0
Oct 21 2015
5.0
Version: null
macsavy
macsavy
Nov 25 2014
4.0
Nov 25 2014
4.0
Version: null
hanns1730
hanns1730
Aug 4 2014
0.5
Aug 4 2014
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-crocodile-3658
Mar 12 2014
5.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Jan 10 2014
5.0
Jan 10 2014
5.0
Version: null
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Oct 4 2013
5.0
Oct 4 2013
5.0
Version: null
Runty
Runty
May 17 2013
5.0
May 17 2013
5.0
Version: null
Flip-Flap-Flop!
Flip-Flap-Flop!
May 7 2013
5.0
May 7 2013
5.0
Version: null
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
May 31 2012
5.0
May 31 2012
5.0
Version: null
CPa
CPa
Jan 6 2012
3.5
Jan 6 2012
3.5
Version: null
Kamuela
Kamuela
Dec 29 2010
5.0
Dec 29 2010
5.0
Version: null
Spagh
Spagh
Dec 6 2010
3.0
Dec 6 2010
3.0
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Jan 16 2010
5.0
Jan 16 2010
5.0
Version: null
Hal0thane
Hal0thane
Aug 1 2008
5.0
Aug 1 2008
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-snipe-293
anonymous-snipe-293
Jul 18 2007
5.0
Jul 18 2007
5.0
Version: null
Qaitakalnin
Qaitakalnin
May 10 2006
4.5
May 10 2006
4.5
Version: null
Yoxi
Yoxi
Dec 22 2005
5.0
Dec 22 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Apr 19 2005
4.5
Apr 19 2005
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2005
4.5
Jan 8 2005
4.5
Version: null
Lordlothar250
Lordlothar250
Jul 19 2004
2.3
Jul 19 2004
2.3
Version: null