I made a keyboard layout for High Valyrian (windows)!

The user rashtrakut asked a question recently regarding what keyboard layout to use for typing out High Valyrian (

I thought, hey, why not make its own keyboard layout? This layout is based on the Maori keyboard which is very similar to the regular US keyboard but changes accented letters to macrons: á -> ā etc. and also includes the ñ and Ñ characters

The new layout allows you to type these characters: ē ā ȳ ū ī ō ñ Ē Ā Ȳ Ū Ī Ō Ñ

Here's a screenshot of the layout:

You can also use the ` symbol (also marked as ~ on the keyboard) followed by the letter you want to put the macron on. This way, capital characters with macrons may also be typed, so:

`+ a -> ā

`+ A -> Ā


Installation is very easy, just run the setup.exe file and it should install everything automatically. Note: you might need to log-out and back into your windows account in order for it to register the new layout.



August 26, 2017


You might find it more convenient when typing to map the accents to Alt + the letter in question.
Also, why do you use a separate key for majescule Ñ rather than mapping it to Shift + ñ?

August 26, 2017

Thanks for this. How do you then go back to using your normal keyboard after installing? Thanks again for making this! I've never made my own mapped keyboard but it'd be cool to learn how :)

August 26, 2017

When you have multiple keyboards, it should show your current keyboard layout on your taskbar as two letters (e.g. EN for English) You can click that and pick the one you want, or you can use Alt + Shift to alternate between them (Sometimes the Windows key + Space is used instead of that)

August 26, 2017

That's pretty cool. Thanks for the time you put into makin' this.

August 28, 2017


September 8, 2017

To use the special vowels double tap the vowel. Any feedback would be appreciated .

September 8, 2017

The capitalisation isnt working.

September 16, 2017

Thanks for this, it is making it easier for me to type HV. Once I had figured out how to use it, at least. :-)

Now all I have to do is to remember how to use it, and to switch away from it after doing so. Should be easy (at least, compared with HV it should be).

One thought, is it worth trying to pin this to the top of the discussion, assuming that is possible? Just a thought.

March 26, 2018

I use linux, I need a linux keayboard for valyrian language

April 26, 2019
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