Want to create your own language custom keyboard?



If you are interested in getting output for other languages from a US English keyboard layout, here is a solution that you might try. Thanks to Sergei Alonichau on our team for pointing this out. A friend of his has used this to write in Cyrillic using a US English keyboard (e.g., so that the Cyrillic character with a /b/ sound matches to the US English “b” key):


 


http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx


 


As a side note (thanks, Thierry), Michael Kaplan’s blog includes a full section on this keyboard customization tool, with highly useful tips:


 


http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/tags/Keyboards/default.aspx


 


— Debbie Berkley (Test)


Comments (1)

  1. Dilan says:

    Thank you for these guides, but what if the language is not listed on the list of languages defined by MS? I use the MS keyboard layout manager but it does not allow me to define the language for my keyboard. Do you know any way around this. I want to create a keyboard for Kurdish and Kurdish is not on the language list.