esperanto keyboard on apple products!

if you have an ipod touch, or an iphone etc., you can serch up "esperanto keyboard" and click the app Esperanta Klavaro, it should be the first one and its icon is a white backround with a green star. I hope it works for you!

August 4, 2015


Here is a possibility for OS X users. I know that it might be off-track here where iPhones, iPads are involved; but there might exist a possibility that some OS X computer users will be brought here by search engines.

I have just adapted GNOME's Esperanto keyboard to OS X (thanks to the Ukelele software! ).

The layout file is located at

To install, please copy the bundle to "~/Library/Keyboard Layouts", and then add it as you will add other layouts via OS X's settings.

The letters ĝŝŭĵĥĉ are typed via qwy[]x respectively; no other keys (like AltGr or dead keys) are required. If you want the English letters / symbols, please hold Alt key (either side) at the same time.

Since I am a bad painter (especially when I use a computer to paint), I cannot draw the green-star flag properly. On my own computers I use Esperanto-iksoj.icns (If anyone who knows the name/handle name of the initial contributor(s), please inform me so I can address him / her / them properly here), but at GitHub it would be another more serious thing, so I deleted it. Hence you can use any ICNS file you like, rename it as "Esperanto C. F. .icns", and put it alongside "Esperanto C. F. .keylayout". Please note that there is a space between the two points right after the F.

At last, I would like to express my gratitude to the author(s) of the original GNOME Esperanto keyboard layout and the author(s) of Esperanto-iksoj layout, as well as John Brownie, the author of Ukelele software (

June 10, 2016

See (and try) also an alternative, non-QWERTY keyboard for iPhone and iPad :

P.S. — Mi mem uzas MessagEase-klavaron jam 10 monatoj. Ĉi tie en Duolingo mi tajpas per Esperanto-klavarfasono ankaŭ en la angla, ĉar en ĝi ekzistas ankaŭ la literoj Q, W, X kaj Y. Mi do ne devas ŝanĝi inter klavaroj. Tio estas tre utile. :-)

Kompreneble, mi havas Esperanta Klavaron (de Slava Ŝkljajev) kaj Esperanto-Klavaron (de Chuck Smith) en mia saĝtelefono. — Tamen mi prefere uzas la ideoriĉan MessagEase-klavaron.

Sed sed, se vi ŝatas uzi QWERTY-specajn klavarojn, MessagEase ne estas via klavaro. :-)

August 4, 2015

Parenteze, bv. legi ankaŭ jenan fadenon ĉe lernu!-paĝaro:

October 2, 2015

Thank you Stefan_DeJager, Esperanto Klavaro works really well on my iPad. I'll try it on my iPhone, too.

August 7, 2015

If you use Macintosh (Mac OS X), you can type Esperanto on extended keyboards:

  • Finnish (note: alt/optio + y and u → ŭ [= u + breve])
  • Norwegian (note: alt/optio + y and u → ŭ)
  • US (note: alt/optio + b and u → ŭ).

Extended keyboards work also in iPad (and iPhone) with an external keyboard. :-)

August 10, 2015

For some reason, both Esperanta Klavaro and another "Esperanto Keyboard" app are quite slow on my iPad, but work as fine as any other keyboard on iPhone. Is anyone else noticing this behaviour? It makes using Duolingo or Lernu! quite tedious on my iPad.

November 2, 2016

I have created and shared a keyboard layout of Esperanto + Colemak, if anyone is interested! Did it using Ukelele.

February 5, 2019
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