UltimateKEYS Keyboard Layout (Windows/Linux)

International US QWERTY layout with AltGr (Right Alt) dead keys via AutoHotkey (Win), MSKLC (Win), XKB (Linux) and Xmodmap (Linux).
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UltimateKEYS keeps all keys exactly like US QWERTY, but holding down AltGr (Right Alt) or AltGr+Shift (Right Alt + Shift) makes other diacritics and symbols accessible, and turns some keys into dead keys.

This way, it shares some similarities with “US-International”. However, this project attempts to solve the most common difficulties from its counterpart.
One of those :  the quotes issue, with ' and " now accessible as usual. The similar-looking diacritics are now found on AltGr+' and AltGr+Shift+".
Further on, UltimateKEYS attempts to harmonize languages with Latin-based alphabets on US QWERTY, and has borrowed some aspects from EurKEY (GPL v3).

Important - Security Warning

=> Win/Linux :  Only use “BASIC LATIN” characters (codes 32 to 126) for your Windows, Microsoft Live and Linux passwords !
Otherwise, it might be impossible to type any Unicode character higher than “Basic Latin” at the login screen/prompt (due to a different keyboard configuration) ! => ACCOUNT LOCKOUT
=> Win/Linux :  ALWAYS make your system passwords VISIBLE during modification !

 

Keyboard Layout Image (Classic)

UltimateKEYS - Keyboard Layout Image.png

-> Blue keys :  dead keys in combination with Right Alt (+Shift) or AltGr (+Shift).

 

Difference between Classic and SW (switched) editions

 

Download the latest release

 

Documentation, History and Changes from EurKEY

 

Installation - Windows

 

Installation - Linux

 

Other Similar Projects

 

License of UltimateKEYS

UltimateKEYS is Free Software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 3.
This layout has borrowed some aspects from EurKEY, by Steffen Brüntjen.
This website and its contents are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.3.

 

Enjoy and have fun ! - Veel plezier ! 😎

Pieter Degroote - Please, give this website a try in dark mode (browser/system settings), it really looks marvel[l]ous ! 😇
Note :  ‘AltGr’ is an abbreviation for ‘Alt(ernate) Graph’.

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