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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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Keyboard Utility




Other Windows software
Other Macintosh software


Other Experimental software

IPA Unicode Keyboards (Experimental)

Current version: 1.2, released May 7, 2008

The “IPA Unicode 5.1 (ver. 1.2) KMN” keyboard, developed by Martin Hosken, is a mnemonic compiled Keyman 6 keyboard. It is intended to provide a text input method for Unicode-based applications, in order to access IPA characters. Although greatly expanded, the keyboard layout is similar to that provided for the old pre-Unicode SIL IPA93 fonts. Compiled with Keyman 6, this keyboard will also work with Keyman 7.

The IPA Unicode 5.1 (ver 1.2) MSK Keyboard uses The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator and was designed to be similar to SIL's IPA Unicode Keyman Keyboard, in that the keystrokes follow a similar layout. Includes US and UK layouts.

The IPA Unicode 5.0c Macintosh Keyboard 1.2 is based upon the IPA MSKLC Keyboard layout. A Dvorak layout is also available for Mac.

More about IPA Unicode Keyboards

Getting IPA Unicode Keyboards