Keyboard Layouts: Installation, Setup, and Usage


1. In the Finder, choose Go > Go to folder... (

2. Type the path ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts into the box.

3. Download and open one of these two packages, depending upon which one you need. If you need Coptic, then think “Coptic” wherever it says “Armenian” below.
Armenian-RT.dmg (40 KB Mac OS X disk image)
Coptic-RT.dmg (26 KB Mac OS X disk image)

4. Drag the
Armenian-RT.bundle file into your ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder.


1. Open
System Preferences and click on Keyboard.

2. Click on Input Sources and then click on the plus sign (+) to add a new one.

3. Click Armenian, and then click Armenian-RT.

4. Definitely check Show input menu in menu bar and then if you wish also check Automatically switch to a document’s input source.

5. Click Shortcuts and then click Input Sources and then set the things you see circled in this picture. These preferences enable you to type -Space to toggle between input sources.


1. The changes you made in step 4 and step 5 above will let you change the input source (change the keyboard) by
choosing it directly from the menu in the menubar (as pictured below) or by typing -Space to rotate through all the input sources or ⌥⌘-Space to toggle back and forth. I actually find that -Space “Select next source in input menu” works better for me, and I use it more often.


2. The
Keyboard Viewer in this menu is a useful tool to see where all the keys are. You can resize this window.