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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 more...

What's New

Version 3.0.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • The new document model introduced by Apple has been adopted. This means that all changes are automatically saved rather than requiring the user to explicitly save periodically. To make a new copy of a keyboard layout, you use the new Duplicate… item in the File menu, and save the more...


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 81,688
Version Downloads 929
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 20 Oct 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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