SuperLatin Keyboard Layout

for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows

Type every character in ISO Latin 1, Windows ANSI, MacRoman, and Latin Extended A.

Type smart quotes, Euro sign, numero sign, uppercase sharp S, interrobang, and more!

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Also available: SuperSymbol Keyboard Layout

The Layout

Kreative SuperLatin keyboard layout is consistent across all supported platforms.
Type alternate characters using Option on Mac OS X, Right Alt on Linux and Windows.
Right Windows key on Linux becomes a Compose key.

~ ! ¡ @ # £ $ ¢ % ^ ° & * ( · ) - _ + ±
` ˋ 1 ´ 2 ˝ 3 ˙ 4 ¨ 5 ˚ 6 ˆ 7 ˇ 8 ˘ 9 ˜ 0 ¯ - = backspace
Q ª W º E R T Þ Y U Ω I O Œ P { « } » | ¦
tab q w § e ǝ r ® t þ y ¥ u µ i ı o œ p π [ ] \ ÷
A Æ S D Ð F G Ŋ H J K L : "
caps lock a æ s ß d ð f ƒ g ŋ h j ȷ k ĸ l ; ' enter
Z ſ X ¤ C V B N M < > ? ¿
shift z x × c © v ¬ b n ʼn m , ¸ . ˛ / shift
nbsp
ctrl alt space alt gr compose ctrl

For example:

Single quotes:Alt-LAlt-;Alt-'
Double quotes:Alt-Shift-LAlt-Shift-;Alt-Shift-'
Single guillemots:Alt-[Alt-]
Double guillemots:Alt-Shift-[Alt-Shift-]
Euro sign:Alt-Shift-2
Numero sign:Alt-Shift-N
Uppercase sharp S:Alt-Shift-S
Interrobang:Alt-Shift-Y

Dead Keys

Type a dead key (shown in yellow) followed by a letter for the following characters on Mac OS X and Windows.
A dead key followed by a space produces a spacing modifier; followed by Alt-Space produces a combining mark.
(On Linux, dead keys are instead determined by the Compose file as is standard for that platform.)

AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz0123456789
ˋÀàÈèÌìǸǹÒòÙù
´ÁáĆćÉéǴǵÍíĹĺḿŃńÓóŔশÚúÝýŹź
ˆÂâĈĉÊêĜĝĤĥÎîĴĵÔôŜŝÛûŴŵŶŷ¹²³
˜ÃãĨĩÑñÕõŨũ
¯ĀāĒēĪīŌōŪūȲȳ
˘ĂăĔĕĞğĬĭŎŏŬŭ
˙ȦȧĊċĖėĠġİıȷĿŀȮȯŻż
¨ÄäËëÏïIJijÖöÜüŸÿ
˚ÅåŮů
˝ŐőŰű
ˇǍǎČčĎďĚěǦǧȞȟǏǐǰǨǩĽľŇňǑǒŘřŠšŤťǓǔŽž
¸ÇçȨȩĢģĶķĻļŅņƠơŖŗŞşŢţƯư
˛ĄąĘęĮįǪǫȘșȚțŲų
ȺɃƀȻȼĐđɆɇǤǥĦħƗɨɈɉŁłØøɌɍŦŧɎɏƵƶ¼½¾

For example, Alt-9 then Shift-N will produce Ñ.

You can remember the mapping of keys to diacritics thusly:

`ˋgravekey has a grave on it
1´acute1 = single acute; next to grave
2˝double acute2 = double acute; close to grave
3˙dot
4¨diaeresis
5˚ringcircles of percent sign resemble ring
6ˆcircumflexkey has a circumflex on it
7ˇcaron7 resembles caron; next to circumflex
8˘breve8 is round like breve
9˜tilde9 = nueve starts with N
0¯macronnext to hyphen
,¸cedillacomma resembles cedilla
.˛ogoneknext to cedilla
/strokeslash resembles stroke

Installation on Mac OS X

Copy SuperLatin.keylayout and SuperLatin.icns to either
~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/ or /Library/Keyboard Layouts/.

Open the Language & Text preference panel and add the SuperLatin input method.

Select SuperLatin from the keyboard menu and start typing.

Installation on Windows

Run setup.exe and follow the prompts.

Select SuperLatin from the language bar and start typing.

Installation on Linux

Locate your xkb directory. For these instructions,
we'll assume it's /usr/share/X11/xkb/.

Copy the kreative_vndr directory into /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/.

Copy the code between the <layout> and </layout> tags
from evdev.xml into /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml.

Restart the window server by logging out and in again.

Open the Keyboard settings applet and add the SuperLatin layout.

Select SuperLatin from the keyboard menu and start typing.

AltGr+Slash on Windows

The initial release of SuperLatin for Windows had a bug where AltGr+Slash did not work.

This has been fixed as of August 30, 2014. If this affects you, please follow these steps:

Switch to another keyboard layout.

Uninstall SuperLatin by running the original setup.exe.

Redownload the SuperLatin keyboard layout.

Run the new setup.exe and follow the prompts.

Restart your computer.

Select SuperLatin from the language bar and resume typing.

Enjoy!