Mac OS X Standard de_CH keymap

For my studies, I bought a MacBook Air with the swiss keyboard layout. The Air is really nice to carry around, since it is light, thin and features a battery that lasts for more than 6 hours of light work (e.g. working in Eclipse).

However, one thing I did not really like was the circumstance, that Apple uses a non-standard keyboard layout for its notebooks. When you are typing letters this will most likely not bother you, but as soon as you start to use special characters (such as []{}~\), you’re in trouble.

So I searched for a way to restore the standard keymap for the swiss german keyboard. Luckily, I stumbled upon this great application called Ukelele, which allows you to modify the keymap for Mac OS X.

If you need the standard swiss keymap, you can either download Ukelele yourself or use the following package.

Download: Swiss German Keymap for Mac OS X

To install the keymap, I happily quote the Ukelele website:

These may be installed by copying them to the Keyboard Layouts folder within /Library or ~/Library; then they are enabled via the Input tab of the International (Language & Text in 10.6) module within System Preferences.

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My name is Simon Krenger, I am a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Red Hat. I advise our customers in using Kubernetes, Containers, Linux and Open Source.


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