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Last Update:

03 Jul 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • James Campbell


keyboard layout uk

UK International Keyboard

2.0.0 | Updated: 03 Jul 2019



Downloads of v 2.0.0:



Software Author(s):

  • James Campbell

UK International Keyboard 2.0.0

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To install UK International Keyboard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade UK International Keyboard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall UK International Keyboard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ukinternationalkeyboard -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ukinternationalkeyboard -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ukinternationalkeyboard installed
    name: ukinternationalkeyboard
    state: present
    version: 2.0.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'ukinternationalkeyboard' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ukinternationalkeyboard,
    Version: 2.0.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ukinternationalkeyboard
   Name     = 'ukinternationalkeyboard'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ukinternationalkeyboard':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ukinternationalkeyboard version="2.0.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 04 Jul 2019.


Still trying to remember ALT codes for accented characters, or using Character Map to insert symbols? There is an easier way...

If you frequently work with foreign languages, you may well find it awkward to type accented characters, symbols or other characters not represented on the standard UK keyboard. This was a problem I also had, until I was introduced to the Windows "United States International keyboard", which is a keyboard layout you can install in Windows that enables you to easily type the accented characters used in major European languages, using the AltGr key on the keyboard to access the additional characters. The problem with the US International keyboard is that, as its name implies, it is based on the US keyboard and therefore double-quote, at sign, hash sign and so on are in the wrong place.

Fortunately, there is a little-known Microsoft utility called the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, which is ideal for inveterate fiddlers like me. I've used it to put together a UK International keyboard, based on the UK keyboard layout but using the principles of the US International keyboard (retaining, in most cases, the established positioning of the various accented characters and symbols). I have also extended the layout to include more symbols (typically, stuff that I, as a translator and editor, need to be able to type from time to time, but also anything else I thought might be helpful to other users) and to cover more languages.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'ukinternationalkeyboard'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$url64      = $url

$getArgs = @{
	packageName	= $packageName
	fileFullPath= Join-Path $toolsDir ''
	url 		= $url
	url64		= $url64
	checksum      = '4A8683469C30C7E0FD8DDB03ECF44BD0ECED8DEBDFB46D5201A431DB92898361'
	checksumType  = 'sha256'
	checksum64    = $checksum
	checksumType64= $checksumType

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @getArgs

$zipArgs = @{
	fileFullPath= Join-Path $toolsDir ''
	destination	= Join-Path $toolsDir 'setup'

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @zipArgs

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  file 			= Join-Path $zipArgs['destination'] 'ukint20a_i386.msi'
  file64		= Join-Path $zipArgs['destination'] 'ukint20a_amd64.msi'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item (Join-Path $toolsDir 'setup*') -Recurse

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status

Version 2.0
- now supports all European languages written in the Latin alphabet
- support for combining accent marks
- removed superscript-1 and open bullet
- added dagger and double dagger

This package has no dependencies.

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