Need Guidance on Customizing Keyboard Layouts in Keyman Developer

Hello SIL Software Community,

I am working on developing custom keyboard layouts using Keyman Developer for a project aimed at supporting minority languages. While I have made progress with basic layouts,but unfortunately I am facing some challenges with more advanced features like dead keys and complex character combinations.
Could someone please guide me on how to effectively implement these features in Keyman Developer? Are there any resources or tutorials you recommend for mastering these aspects of keyboard development? I want to ensure that the keyboard layouts are intuitive and efficient for users.

Thank you for your help! :innocent: :innocent:


You can find our online guides for developing keyboards at

One of the tutorials has this section on using deadkeys

There’s also a recorded webinar on using Keyman Developer from a few years ago: