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Keyman Desktop 9.0 Features

From Amharic to Zulu, Keyman Desktop 9 is rich in features which make typing in any language easy.



A lightning-quick install, integrated tutorial and instant-access help will have you typing in seconds. It's the perfect mix of powerful software, intelligent keyboards and intuitive design.


Type Everywhere

Keyman Desktop 9 takes typing in your language everywhere. Use it across your desktop and online, in all your favourite programs for text and image editing, Web browsing, email, IM and so much more.

Keyman Desktop 9 runs just as smoothly in 64-bit Windows 10 as 32-bit Windows 7 and everything in between.




What's New

  • Free Edition – Keyman Desktop now has a Free Edition with no restrictions on use – use it in your office, your home, your school. Upgrade to Pro for powerful features, additional keyboards, and personalized technical support.
  • Rewritten for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Now integrates deeply into Windows Text Services Framework and presents as a keyboard through all Windows language interfaces. This means that keyboard input support is more consistent and more efficient in all applications.
  • Behind the scenes, Keyman is now fully Unicode internally.
  • User interface extensively redesigned, cleaned up and simplified.
  • Keyboards now support hi-res icons for clean presentation on large screens.
  • Keyboards now have more version information and online help integration.
  • Keyman now supports iPhone, iPad and Android – all your favourite keyboard layouts available on your phone and tablet devices

Easy Setup

Keyman Desktop 9 installs in just three steps:


Installing Keyboards is even easier. Simply download and open the file, and Keyman will do the rest.

Compatibility

Keyman Desktop 9 runs just as smoothly in 64-bit Windows 10 as 32-bit Windows 7 and everything in between.

Access Keyboards For Thousands Of Languages

Keyman Desktop offers you the biggest keyboard range of any desktop input solution. Here's just a small sample:


  1. A

    1. Abyssinian
    2. Afghan
    3. Afrikaans
    4. Algonquin
    5. Albanian
    6. Aluet
    7. Amazigh
    8. Amharic
    9. Arabic
    10. Armenian
    11. Assamese
    12. Assyrian
    13. Awa
  2. B

    1. Basque
    2. Balochi
    3. Bashkir
    4. Belorussian
    5. Bislama
    6. Blackfoot
    7. Breton
    8. Bosnian
    9. Buang
    10. Bulgarian
    11. Burmese
    12. Busa
  3. C

    1. Catalan
    2. Cherokee
    3. Chinese
    4. Coptic
    5. Corsican
    6. Cornish
    7. Cree
    8. Croatian
    9. Czech
  4. D

    1. Dakota
    2. Danish
    3. Dene
    4. Dinka
    5. Dogrib
    6. Dutch
  5. E

    1. Egyptian
    2. English
    3. Esperanto
    4. Estonian
    5. Éwé
  1. F

    1. Faroese
    2. Farsi
    3. Filipino
    4. Finnish
    5. French
    6. Frisian
    7. Fufulde
    8. Fulani
  2. G

    1. Gaelic
    2. Galician
    3. Ge'ez
    4. Georgian
    5. German
    6. Greek, Modern
    7. Greek, Ancient
    8. Greenlandic
  3. H

    1. Hausa
    2. Hawaiian
    3. Haitian
    4. Hebrew
    5. Hindi
    6. Hopi
    7. Hungarian
  4. I

    1. Icelandic
    2. Igbo
    3. Inuit
    4. Inuktitut
    5. Irish
    6. Italian
  5. J

    1. Jola-Fonyi
    2. Jutish
  6. K

    1. Kaba
    2. Kannada
    3. Karelian
    4. Kashmiri
    5. Kashubian
    6. Khmer
    7. Korean
    8. Kwakiutl
    9. Kyrgyz
  1. L

    1. Ladin
    2. Lakota
    3. Latin
    4. Latvian
    5. Lao
    6. Lithuanian
  2. M

    1. Macedonian
    2. Malayalam
    3. Maltese
    4. Mandage
    5. Manx
    6. Marathi
    7. Mohawk
    8. Mongolian
  3. N

    1. Naskapi
    2. Nepali
    3. Norwegian
    4. Nzema
  4. O

    1. Occitan
    2. Ojibwa
    3. Okanagan
  5. P

    1. Pashto
    2. Polish
    3. Portuguese
    4. Pular
  6. Q

    1. Quechua
  7. R

    1. Rawang
    2. Romani
    3. Romanian
    4. Romansch
    5. Russian
  1. S

    1. Saami
    2. Samogho
    3. Scots
    4. Seneca
    5. Serbian
    6. Serer-Sine
    7. Sindhi
    8. Sinhala
    9. Slovak
    10. Slovenian
    11. Songhay
    12. Sorbian
    13. Spanish
    14. Swahili
    15. Swedish
    16. Swiss German
    17. Syriac, Ancient
  2. T

    1. Tagalog
    2. Tamil
    3. Thai
    4. Tibetan
    5. Tigrigna
    6. Tok Pisin
    7. Turkish
  3. U

    1. Urdu
    2. Uyghur
  4. V

    1. Vai
    2. Vietnamese
  5. W

    1. Welsh
    2. Wolof
  6. X

    1. Xhosa
  7. Y

    1. Yiddish
    2. Yupik
  8. Z

    1. Zapotec
    2. Zhuang
    3. Zulu

Build Custom Keyboard Layouts To Your Specifications

If our exhaustive list of keyboards isn't enough, build your own with Keyman Developer 9.0, our most powerful keyboard creation tool yet.

Learn more about Keyman Developer here.

Unicode 7.0 Compliant

Keyman Desktop 9 complies with Unicode 7.0 – the international standard for language encoding. Everything you type with our Unicode keyboards will be readable to anyone.

With Unicode keyboards for Keyman Desktop 9, say goodbye to square boxes and garbled text. What you type won't degrade.


Even without Keyman, your readers won't need Keyman to read what you type. All they'll need is a font with support for your language.

Keyboard Limit

With Keyman Desktop Pro, you can install and enable as many keyboards as you need. The Light edition limits you to 2 enabled keyboards at a time.

Associate Keyboards With Windows Languages

Associate your Keyman keyboards with a Windows language to ensure easy typing.

Keyman Desktop Professional 9.0 allows you to associate a keyboard with multiple Windows languages.

Keyboard Information

This is a Pro Edition only feature! Buy a license

Access advanced keyboard information such as Keyboard filename, version number, encodings, layout type and more.

Hotkeys For Everything

This is a Pro Edition only feature! Buy a license

Set hotkeys for Keyman keyboards, Keyman features and even Windows languages from the Hotkeys tab of Keyman Configuration.

Language Switcher

This is a Pro Edition only feature! Buy a license

Language Switcher gathers all your Windows languages and Keyman keyboards in one menu. Jump to any keyboard with a single hotkey.



The Keyman Menu keeps your installed Keyman keyboards in order and easy to access from the Windows taskbar.

Keyman Character Map

This is a Pro Edition only feature! Buy a license

Access every character in the newest version of the Unicode Standard from the Keyman Character Map.

Insert over 109,000 letters and symbols with a double-click. Say goodbye to multi-step clipboard actions.

Search with instant feedback, by name, range, block, font, or code point, using standard wildcards.

Font Helper

This is a Pro Edition only feature! Buy a license

Font Helper takes the stress out of finding the right font for your keyboard. Your fonts are ranked to show which ones give the best support.

Not only does Font Helper rank your fonts, it also shows which characters in your keyboard each font supports.

On Screen Keyboard

The On Screen Keyboard visually teaches typing for a Keyman keyboard.

For mnemonic layouts, the On Screen Keyboard auto-adapts to the language and layout of your hardware keyboard.

Type using your hardware keyboard or click on screen.




Keyboard Usage

Many keyboards include in-depth keyboard help, available in Keyboard Usage.

For some of our most complex keyboards, dynamic charts in Keyboard Usage help make learning to type easy.

Technical Support

All users have full access to the inbuilt help documents, also available online, as well as the Tavultesoft Community Forums.

Professional Edition users have access to deep Keyman diagnostic tools and one-on-one direct support from Tavultesoft staff.

Used By The Biggest

Keyman Desktop 9 is the result of over 23 years of dedication to perfecting Keyman. Everything we've learned since 1991 we've poured into Keyman Desktop 9. We're as dedicated as ever to making Keyman Desktop the best multi-lingual typing solution for you.

Keyman is used by more than 1,000,000 people in over 1,000 languages. All those user experiences feed back into perfecting Keyman.

We've worked with a community of developers around the world to create the keyboards we offer, in order to meet the needs of local languages like yours.

Tavultesoft is staffed by programmers who are also linguists. We understand the complexities of computer and human languages.

Organisations worldwide rely on Keyman Desktop for multi-lingual typing. Join the crowd.

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