Keyman Developer for free? (was: Re: Input methods at the age of Unicode)

Marc Durdin marc at
Fri Jul 17 17:55:27 CDT 2015

> On 18 Jul 2015, at 12:32 am, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:
> Marc Durdin <marc at keyman dot com> wrote:
>> On Windows, you can always use Keyman and Keyman Developer to create
>> very flexible input methods that work across pretty much any app,
>> FWIW. Both of these are available free these days at least in basic
>> editions ( and Just
>> providing another alternative.
> Can you provide a specific link to a freely available version? I hadn't
> heard before that there was such a thing, and the links above don't say
> anything about free. Limited-time evaluation versions don't count, of
> course.
> has the free download of Developer 9. The beta has the license key requirement but you can obtain a free perpetual license key on that page as well. 

While Keyman Developer 9 is version still in beta, it is stable and we are finalising the documentation and a few loose ends. The release version will continue to be free.

Version 9 includes support for building keyboards for Windows, web, mobile web, iOS and Android, with Mac OS X coming shortly. The web and mobile web versions run with KeymanWeb 2.0 which is open source at Keyman apps for mobile platforms can be found at as well.

Sorry if this sounds a bit like a commercial but wanted to clear up the some uncertainty on where Keyman is at today.


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