Keyboard Layouts: Installation, Setup, and Usage

Installation

1. In the Finder, choose Go > Go to folder... (
⌘⇧G).
goto-folder-1

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

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.


Setup

1. Open
System Preferences and click on Keyboard.
01_System_Preferences

2. Click on Input Sources and then click on the plus sign (+) to add a new one.
02_Input_Sources

3. Click Armenian, and then click Armenian-RT.
03_Armenian


4. Definitely check Show input menu in menu bar and then if you wish also check Automatically switch to a document’s input source.
04_Input_Switching

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.
05_Shortcuts


Usage

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.

06_Change_Source


2. The
Keyboard Viewer in this menu is a useful tool to see where all the keys are. You can resize this window.
07_Keylayout