Keyman 17+

Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc (SIL)

    • 4.1 • 34 Ratings
    • Free



Keyman makes it easy to type in over 1,700 different languages on your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Install all your language keyboards as a system keyboard and use them in every app on your iPhone or iPad!

Type in:
- Amharic
- Tamil
- Greek
- Hebrew
- Sinhala
- Syriac
- Tibetan
- Hindi
- Over one thousand more!

Keyman requires the "Allow Full Access" option to be switched on just once when you install a new keyboard, in order for your language keyboard to be installed into the system. For your privacy and security, you can then switch the option off again.

Features include:
- Build custom keyboards with Keyman Developer and load them on your phone
- Smooth optimised keyboard layouts
- Predictive text for a growing set of languages
- Built in browser displays your language even if iOS doesn't support it

What’s New

Version 15.0.268

Published on 2022-07-26.

* fix(ios): ignore CFBundleShortVersionString (#6935)
* fix(web): context-only rule effects, set(&layer) from physical keystrokes (#6949)
* chore(web): remove invalid warning msg (#6951)
* fix(common): Fix `delete` :cherries: (#6966)

* Minor fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Martin.mts ,

No Qamets Hatuph for Ancient Hebrew

This keyboard is great! However, I have to put one star off for the lack of Qamets Hatuph for Ancient Hebrew. It looks the same as Qamets. In most cases, we may type Qamets for Qamtes Hatuph, however, in some cases, it is critical to distinguish one from the other, especially in quizzes and exams that involve automatic grading. I hope the Qamets Hatuph may be added to the Ancient Hebrew keyboard.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review. This is a keyboard specific issue. You may contact the keyboard author and let them know your concern and/or recommendation. You can also post on our community site ( so that other users are aware of the issue and jump in to help.

Jaemin Jung ,

I can’t pick the keyboard from “Install From File”

I installed my keyboard from a link given by one of the Keyman developers because it’s not yet added to the supported keyboards. However after I download the keyboard, I can’t use it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the rating. If you have the keyboard package (.kmp file) created/downloaded, you can install it following the instructions here: For further question, reach out to us here at our community:

languageandexpression ,


This app is amazing and provides the exact features I’ve been looking for for typing the Syriac language.

One bug fix I would suggest would be to change the default writing direction for Syriac to “right-to-left.”

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. This feature request is keyboard specific and usually it's up to the keyboard author to update his/her keyboard. Our keyboard library has several Syriac keyboards: You may look for the one you are referring to and contact the author accordingly. However, if the text direction has been set to RTL already, but in iOS it shows otherwise, there may be a bug which requires a deeper dive.

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