Writing Czech on a British laptop

If you ever wished to easily type Czech characters (ěščřžýáíéúů etc) on an Apple laptop with UK keyboard – download this file and move Czuk.bundle to Keyboard Layouts (password required as it installs for all users).

Then you can add Czuk in

System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources > "+" > Czech > Czuk

and then choose it as your main keyboard in Input menu.

All your UK (US) keys will work, but typing alt-a will produce á and alt-c will type č, et cetera. Uppercase variants with a shift key, of course.

There are two exceptions – é is at alt-w and ú at alt-j. Still close though.

And a few additional characters:

  • (euro) at alt-2
  • # (US pound) at alt-3
  • (bullet) at alt-8
  • (starting quotes) at alt-' (apostrophe)
  • (ending quotes) at shift-alt-'

Please suggest if you wish to add more alternative characters in the future.

Update: I’ve added a Czus version for US laptop layouts.

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