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11.0 alpha

  • Refactor how keyboard_info metadata is generated (#1158)
  • New Feature: New Project from template and Import Keyboard (#1210)
  • New Feature: kmconvert command line utility (#1207)
  • New code editor using open source Monaco component (#1153, #1154, #1252)
  • Tidy up of installer to make future upgrades easier (#1175)
  • Support Linux targets (#1239)
  • Opening or creating a project now closes current editor files (#1242)
  • Projects can now include other related files such as (#1243)
  • Keyman Developer now treats files as UTF-8 by default (#1244)

10.0.1206 stable

Published 2018-11-28.

  • Add parameter -add-help-link to kmcomp (#1346)

10.0.1205 stable

Published 2018-11-07.

  • Mitigation for issues with installation under certain languages in Windows 10 1803 or later (#1299)

10.0.1204 stable

Published 2018-09-28.

  • Fix crash in Keyman Developer package editor when a compiled .js keyboard is missing (#1224)

10.0.1202 stable

Published 2018-09-12.

  • Refactor how keyboard_info metadata is generated (#1174)

10.0.1201 stable

Published 2018-07-06.

  • No changes to Keyman Developer (update to KeymanWeb script)

10.0.1200 stable

Published 2018-06-28.

  • 10.0 stable release

2018-06-27 10.0.1113.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer (update to KeymanWeb)

2018-06-26 10.0.1112.0 beta

  • Keyman Developer no longer crashes if a .kpj.user file is deleted while in use (#1017)

2018-06-21 10.0.1111.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer (update to KeymanWeb)

2018-06-20 10.0.1110.0 beta

  • Script subtags are now appended for more scripts in the Keyboard languages dialog (#1006)
  • KeymanWeb 10.0 compiler now computes indexes correctly when deadkey and any used in a secondary group (#1008)

2018-06-19 10.0.1109.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-06-15 10.0.1108.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-06-13 10.0.1107.0 beta

  • Add Unicode 11.0 characters

2018-06-12 10.0.1106.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-06-11 10.0.1105.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-06-09 10.0.1104.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-06-07 10.0.1103.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-06-05 10.0.1102.0 beta

  • Improved crash reporting stability (#940)

2018-06-03 10.0.1101.0 beta

  • Open Packages Page now opens the browser in Package Editor (#926)
  • Source editor no longer left-trims comments (#925)

2018-06-01 10.0.1100.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-31 10.0.1099.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-30 10.0.1098.0 beta

  • Validate and lookup language names automatically in package editor (#911)
  • Feature: add .kmp download links from debug web server (#910)

2018-05-29 10.0.1097.0 beta

  • Prevent a crash when attempting to load an invalid project file (#909)
  • Hide debug status panel in Test Mode (#908)

2018-05-28 10.0.1096.0 beta

  • Fix for crash in regression testing restart (#907)

2018-05-28 10.0.1095.0 beta

  • Renames touch layout extension from -layout.js to .keyman-touch-layout (#897)

2018-05-26 10.0.1094.0 beta

  • Check that build succeeded before attempting to start debugger (#900)

2018-05-25 10.0.1093.0 beta

  • Make longpress slash darker in touch layout editor (#898)

2018-05-22 10.0.1092.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-17 10.0.1091.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-11 10.0.1090.0 beta

  • Fixed missing icons in project view (#864)

2018-05-11 10.0.1087.0 beta

  • Opening an editor by double-clicking a message in message window can crash Developer (#857)

2018-05-09 10.0.1086.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer (KeymanWeb updated)

2018-05-08 10.0.1085.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-08 10.0.1084.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-08 10.0.1083.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-08 10.0.1082.0 beta

  • Fixes support for 'beep' statements in keyboard stores when compiling for web or mobile targets (#733)

2018-05-07 10.0.1081.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-07 10.0.1080.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-07 10.0.1079.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-04 10.0.1078.0 beta

  • No changes to Keyman Developer

2018-05-04 10.0.1077.0 beta

  • Correctly show the messages window after a compile (#822)

2018-05-04 10.0.1076.0 beta

  • Don't create a blank project on 'opening' a project, either on startup or via menu (#815)
  • Scroll text editor cursor into view after undo (#821)

2018-05-04 10.0.1075.0 beta

  • Ensure that compiled visual keyboard associates with correct base keyboard (#817)

2018-05-03 10.0.1074.0 beta

  • Restrict modifier options to a small set by default in touch layout editor (#810)

2018-05-03 10.0.1073.0 beta

  • Checking for online update when it is already running in background can crash Developer (#813)
  • Avoid crash if online update already running (#814)

2018-05-03 10.0.1072.0 beta

  • Touch layout editor no longer leaves broken JSON when deleting or modifying some keys (#811)

2018-05-03 10.0.1071.0 beta

  • Special keys imported from a visual keyboard into a touch layout now display correctly (#812)

2018-04-30 10.0.1070.0 beta

  • BCP 47 picker in package editor now does name lookups and constrains codes as required by target operating systems (#746, #766)

2018-04-30 10.0.1066.0 beta

  • Fixed broken test for valid match/nomatch output (#793)

2018-04-27 10.0.1061.0 beta

  • Fixed broken context help (#779)

2018-04-25 10.0.1060.0 beta

  • No changes in Keyman Developer (updated KeymanWeb)

2018-04-25 10.0.1059.0 beta

  • No changes in Keyman Developer (updated KeymanWeb)

2018-04-25 10.0.1058.0 beta

  • No changes in Keyman Developer

2018-04-12 10.0.1057.0 beta

  • No changes in Keyman Developer

2018-03-31 10.0.1056.0 beta

  • Web compiler was not escaping quote character in v10.0 keyboards (#719)

2018-03-22 10.0.1055.0 beta

  • No changes in Keyman Developer

2018-03-22 10.0.1054.0 beta

  • Initial beta release of Keyman Developer 10

10.0 alpha

  • Keyman Developer moved to open source (#121)
  • Keyman Developer now supports BCP 47 tags throughout (#543)
  • KeymanWeb is now continuously integrated with Developer, ensuring that each update uses the most current version possible (#122)
    • Additional KeymanWeb compatibility fixes (#349)
  • Keyman Developer now connects only to and for online tools (#653)


  • Keyman Developer compiler now generates keyboards that distinguish left and right ctrl/alt for web (#313)
  • Packages can now include .js files for deployment to iOS and Android (#461)
  • The keyboard compiler now generates .js files that do not include version numbers in the filename (#528)
  • The keyboard compiler now supports treating warnings as errors for packages and web keyboards (#620, #662, #665)
  • Web keyboard compiler now fully supports all deadkey scenarios (#627)
  • Keyboard compiler now compiles .kvks to .kvk (#536)

Editors and debuggers

  • Keyman Developer visual editors now support keyboards that distinguish left and right ctrl/alt for web/mobile targets (#342)
  • Web debugger now shows character codes above the text editor (#573)
  • Visual keyboard files are now saved by default in .kvks XML format to make version control simpler (#536)


  • The &version store is now optional and the compiler will determine and report on the minimum version required if it is not present (#334)
  • T_ keys in mnemonic layouts are now better supported in touch keyboards (#660)


  • Added support for processing .keyboard_info files to command line compiler (#331)

9.0.523 stable

  • Fix: When a longpress popup is being edited, selecting another primary key can copy the details to that key's popup (additional scenario, I4926)
  • Update: Updated KeymanWeb to latest build 408

9.0.519 stable

  • Fix: When a longpress popup is being edited, selecting another primary key can copy the details to that key's popup (I4926)
  • Fix: If 'find char under cursor automatically' is on, OSK editor opens charmap if it is closed (I4927)
  • Fix: Keyman 9 product installers should test for XP or Vista (I4934)
  • Fix: Redraw not reliably working in text editor (I4962)
  • Fix: Importing a KMN into a KVK does not work if includecodes are in the keyboard (I4979)
  • Fix: Keyboard fonts dialog has incorrect tab order (I4980)
  • Fix: Character Map is being updated even when not visible (I4981)
  • Fix: Defined character constants cannot be referenced correctly in other stores (I4982)
  • Fix: Starting a subprocess can fail due to constant buffer for CreateProcessW (I4983)

9.0.518 stable

  • Fixed: Compiler does not warn on an index() statement that has an offset one past the key (I4914)
  • Improved: Text editor refresh is now faster after fix for I4870 (I4918)

9.0.517 stable

  • Fixed: Blank font filename entry in JSON metadata UI editor crashes on save [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.516.0_009CD793_EAssertionFailed] (I4878)

9.0.516 stable

  • Fixed: Keyman Developer crashes when starting regression test [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.511.0_0058BC63_EInvalidOperation] (I4839)
  • Fixed: Editor does not always refresh immediately with new theming (I4870)
  • Fixed: OSK font and Touch Layout font should be the same in Developer (I4872)
  • Fixed: Keyman Configuration test windows do not always display correctly (I4874)
  • Fixed: RTL flag is not mapped in the JSON editor (I4875)
  • Fixed: Default "eng" language should be added if missing during debug to JSON (I4876)
  • Fixed: JSON format is inconsistent with documentation (I4877)
  • Added: "Treat hints and warnings as errors" option to compiler (I4865)
  • Added: "Warn on deprecated features" option to compiler (I4866)
  • Added: "Test for code after use()" warning to compiler (I4867)
  • Added: Branding editor needs smoother interactions with test window (I4873)

9.0.515 stable

  • Added: Dynamically refresh Branding Pack UI Test window as edits happen (I4855)
  • Fixed: Support view of particular pages of Keyman Configuration and missing pages in KCT Test (I4856)
  • Fixed: Allow edit of dtd files in kct editor (I4857)
  • Fixed: Asset files not always upgrading in Keyman Developer (I4858)

9.0.514 stable

  • Added: New File dialog now creates folders automatically (I4852)
  • Fixed: Inconsistent display of panels through Developer (I4851)

9.0.513 stable

  • Fixed: Backspace doesn't always work in the keyboard debugger (I4838)

9.0.512 stable

  • Added: Update KeymanWeb to build 403 (I4837)
  • Added: Context-sensitive help missing V8 and V9 keywords (I4840)
  • Added: Restructure version 9 developer help (I4841)
  • Fixed: Ctrl+N, Ctrl+O not working in Developer Project view (I2986)
  • Fixed: Compiler does not recognise baselayout, layer or platform at the start of a line (I4784)
  • Fixed: Character Identifier cells are too narrow for entire U+xxxxxx caption (I4832)
  • Fixed: Character Identifier blank font grid needs formatting (I4834)
  • Fixed: Project window needs Keyman 9 icons (I4835)
  • Fixed: Character Map and Character Identifier don't match tokens at start of line (I4842)
  • Fixed: Delete key doesn't work in the keyboard debugger (I4845)
  • Fixed: Code editor does not get focus automatically when file is loaded (I4847)

9.0.511 stable

  • Added: Refresh Keyman Developer look and feel for release (I4796)
  • Added: Split Path and Name boxes in New File dialogs (I4798)
  • Added: Add Character Identifier to Keyman Developer (I4807)
  • Added: Add character preview to debug window (I4808)
  • Added: Track keystrokes in debug status form (I4809)
  • Added: Add Restart Debugger button to debug status window (I4815)
  • Added: Note in compile log if symbols are included in build (I4823)
  • Added: Add Unicode 8.0.0 to Keyman Developer 9 (I4829)
  • Fixed: Convert to Characters tool is inconsistent (I4797)
  • Fixed: Preview keys are wrong colour in Developer (I4799)
  • Fixed: Targets box overlaps name box in keyboard editor (I4810)
  • Fixed: Hide JSON metadata tab for desktop keyboards (I4811)
  • Fixed: Tab order in Details page for Keyboard Editor is incorrect (I4812)
  • Fixed: Keyboard preview background colour is incorrect (I4813)
  • Fixed: Image preview in package editor doesn't refresh after changes (I4814)
  • Fixed: Tidy up display of key in debug status window (I4816)
  • Fixed: Regression test buttons have incorrect labels (I4817)
  • Fixed: Remove obsolete files from Keyman Developer source (I4818)
  • Fixed: Keyman Developer home page in About dialog is incorrect (I4819)
  • Fixed: Keyboard fonts dialog box has incorrect control types (I4820)
  • Fixed: Update icons for version 9.0 in New File dialog (I4821)
  • Fixed: Form sizes are incorrect with new theming (I4822)
  • Fixed: Fonts don't always load correctly in KeymanWeb test page (I4824)
  • Fixed: Make kmcomp command line details consistent (I4825)
  • Fixed: Navigation keys don't work in debugger (I4826)
  • Fixed: Key down debug events are not always processed correctly (I4827)
  • Fixed: Font identifier miscalculates percentages when supplementary plane characters in string (I4828)

9.0.510 stable

  • Keyboard debugger does not always activate profile correctly (I4767)
  • Add "open in code view" default option for keyboards (I4751)
  • Opening a keyboard externally can open it multiple times (I4749)
  • V9.0 - Enable SHIFT+ESC to pause debugger with TSF (I4033)

9.0.509 stable

  • Package compiler (buildpkg) needs to specify username and password on command line (I4763)
  • Buildpkg needs to support different paths for msi and kmp files (I4764)
  • Add "open in code view" default option for keyboards (I4751)
  • Double-click on message does not find source line since build 500 (I4765)
  • EthnologueCode system store does not correlate to control on first page of wizard for messages (I4766)
  • Keyboard debugger does not always activate profile correctly (I4767)
  • Opening a keyboard externally can open it multiple times (I4749)
  • KeymanWeb key is no longer required for debugger in Keyman Developer (I4768)
  • Keyman Developer missing keymanweb-osk.ttf from layoutbuilder install (I4747)
  • Command line package compiler should trap exceptions and report rather than crashing (I4769)
  • Product compiler does not create output path if required (I4756)
  • Add "open in code view" default option for keyboards (I4751)
  • If kmcmpdll.dll does not exist in debug path, try default paths (I4770)
  • Update regressiontest app for Engine and Developer 9.0 (I4771)

9.0.508 stable

  • Fixed: Project files need to build package installers (I4734)
  • Added: Clean and Build single file commands to project (I4735)
  • Fixed: Product files don't include version in output filename in project (I4736)
  • Fixed: Clean package should also clean installer (I4737)
  • Fixed: Product compiler crashes with stack overflow in build 507 (I4738)
  • Fixed: Don't show "keep in touch" for non-keyman products (I4740)
  • Fixed: Package installer compiler references wrong path for compiled package file (I4741)
  • Fixed: Product compiler does not save .msi or .pxx into project output folder (I4743)
  • Fixed: Keyman Developer 9.0 fails to upgrade from Developer 8.0 cleanly (I4744)

9.0.505 stable

  • Fixed: Crash when developer tries Upload to Tavultesoft and internet connection is down [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.504.0_0068E2DC_ESOAPHTTPException] (I4726)
  • Fixed: Changing font while touch layout editor in Code mode results in broken \ rules (I4727)
  • Fixed: Saving a keyboard with a locked feature file causes Developer to crash [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.504.0_0045876A_EFCreateError] (I4728)
  • Fixed: If you attempt to load a non-XML file as a project, it silently fails and overwrites the file (I4729)
  • Fixed: Loading a kvk file in a keyboard, where content is invalid, crashes developer [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.504.0_0078D23F_EVisualKeyboardLoader] (I4730)

9.0.504 stable

  • Fixed: Project display crashes if project render output file is locked [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.489.0_0045876A_EFCreateError] (I4654)
  • Fixed: Developer crashes when changing font settings and in code view for touch layout if not on first line [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.487.0_0069BE51_ERangeError] (I4655)
  • Fixed: Loading a non-project file as a project crashes Developer [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.497.0_00813E09_EProjectLoader] (I4703)
  • Fixed: Compiling a standalone keyboard crashes Developer [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.503.0_00A4316C_EAccessViolation] (I4720)
  • Fixed: Developer crashes if a file is in use and a reload is attempted (I4721)
  • Fixed: Keyboard uploads fail due to incorrect server name (I4722)
  • Fixed: Switching from source tab to design tab in layout fails to refresh the layout (I4723)
  • Fixed: Compiler generates warnings for JSON files if output path is source path (I4724)

9.0.502 stable

  • Project no longer crashes if file parameters change during build (I4710)
  • Closing a modified package no longer crashes Developer (I4708)

9.0.501 stable

  • kmcomp no longer modifies project files during a build (I4709)

9.0.500 stable

  • Add silent and warning-as-error parameters to kmcomp (I4706)
  • Add clean target to kmcomp (I4707)

9.0.499 stable

  • Add KeymanDeveloperPath environment variable to installer (I4705)

9.0.498 stable

  • Project files should be formatted XML (I4704)

9.0.497 stable

  • section should be in project .user file (I4700)
  • If version is not specified in keyboard file, it gets blank instead of 1.0 in kmcomp .kpj (I4701)
  • Package actions crash if package not part of a project [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.496.0_008033BD_EAccessViolation] (I4702)

9.0.496 stable

  • Remove VCL dependency for mrulist (I4697)
  • Split project and user preferences files (I4698)
  • Compile .kpj files from kmcomp (I4699)
  • Split UI actions from non-UI actions in projects (I4694)
  • Debugger needs to use project file filename not internal name (I4695)
  • Refactor compile into project file action (I4686)
  • Split project UI actions into separate classes (I4687)
  • Add build path to project settings (I4688)
  • Redesign package editor as left tabbed (I4689)
  • Pull keyboard version into package version when adding a keyboard (I4690)
  • Always save project automatically (I4691)
  • Add Clean as project action (I4692)
  • Fix crash when creating left tabbed page control without images (I4693)

9.0.495 stable

  • Move Developer help to online only (I4677)
  • Fixup Ctrl+PgUp, Ctrl+PgDn, Alt+Left, Alt+Right hotkeys (I4678)
  • Remember focus for active editor when swapping editors (I4679)
  • Ctrl+S often activates the "select key" dialog in editor (I4680)
  • mnemoniclayout store should be enough to block design view (I4681)
  • Installing a keyboard with an OSK from Developer fails to install the OSK (I4682)

9.0.489 stable

  • WiX file generator in Keyman Developer was failing due to security (I4643)

9.0.488 stable

  • Debug host keyboard did not correctly map through some Keyman keyboard keys (I4156)

9.0.485 stable

  • Keyman Developer failed to import kvk xml file (I4619)

9.0.484 stable

  • context statement in output could fail in some situations in KeymanWeb compiler (I4611)

9.0.476 stable

  • The text editor in the keyboard wizard is no longer blanked in some circumstances when switching tabs (I4557)
  • Keyboard parser no longer forces keyboard version to 9.0 (I4558)
  • Debugger development - disable debug tip when stopping debugging (I4331)

9.0.475 stable

  • JSON search needs to do cleanname on the keyboard filename to find candidates (I4508)

9.0.474 stable

  • Consolidate the compile action into single command (I4504)
  • Add JSON metadata editor to keyboard wizard (I4505)
  • Add command to send email with targets (I4506)
  • Move tab close button onto tabs (I4507)

9.0.473 stable

  • Add kmw_embedcss to feature support in Developer (I4369)
  • Tab and Dismiss keys have been removed from touch templates (I4475)
  • Added source version of KMW to Keyman Developer (I4476)

9.0.472 stable

  • The dismiss keyboard and tab buttons should not be required by Keyman Developer now (I4447)
  • Sometimes when saving, the list of &WINDOWSLANGUAGES is doubled (I4329)
  • Standard fonts should not be downloaded to devices in test window (I4448)
  • Font CSS responds as ISO-8859-1 instead of UTF-8 (I4449)
  • Layout Builder is missing OSK special keys font in some situations (I4450)
  • Touch layout editor polish (I4330)

9.0.471 stable

  • JSON hosting for installing keyboard into native app has wrong extension (I4437)
  • Keyboard debugger does not show button control in desktop mode (I4438)
  • If more than one language listed for a keyboard, the JSON file becomes invalid (I4440)

9.0.469 stable

  • Download Keyboard dialog does not display correctly (I4414)
  • OSK does not show underlying characters if base keyboard is not loaded (I4415)

9.0.467 stable

  • Manual Activate dialog is misformatted (I4408)
  • Wrong font selected in keyboard debugger touch layout (I4409)
  • Metrics should be visible in touch layout editor (I4410)
  • Character map allows Ctrl+Click to insert character (I4411)
  • Wrong font selected in keyboard debugger touch layout (I4409)

9.0.463 stable

  • Line number comments are no longer incorrectly added to non-debug builds (I4384)

9.0.460 stable

  • Web and touch keyboards now support custom stylesheets with &kmw_embedcss (I4368)
  • Line number comments are now included in generated Javascript when compiling with debug (I4373)

9.0.458 stable

  • Added: Require Windows 7 or later for install (I4313)

9.0.454 stable

  • Fixed: Compiling a product installer failed with xsl security error (I3734)

9.0.453 stable

  • Fixed: Clicking Remove Feature when no feature selected crashes [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.449.0_00987F63_EAccessViolation] (I4247)

9.0.452 stable

  • Fixed: File format dropdown should be disabled in project view (I3733)
  • Fixed: Crash opening project in read-only location [CrashID:tike.exe_9.0.443.0_005E202D_EOleException] (I4212)
  • Added: Added BCP-47 language codes to unicodedata (I4257)
  • Fixed: Keyboard font dialog crashed if in text editor view (I4258)
  • Added: Generate a .json file when compiling keyboard for web (I4259)
  • Added: Add link to install keyboard file into native app into debug web (I4260)
  • Added: Build 357 of KeymanWeb into Developer (I4261)
  • Fixed: Compile to web and test fails when keyboard version is not 1.0 (I4263)
  • Fixed: If Keyman Developer is running, double clicking a file in Explorer doesn't open it (I4264)

9.0.449 stable

  • Keyboard wizard crashes with missing template-default.js when adding Touch Layout (I4226)

9.0.448 stable

  • Manifests missing or malformed in some executables (I4205)
  • Block U_0000-U_001F and U_0080-U_009F in layout files (I4198)
  • adding a subkey array generates an invalid "?" id (I4213)
  • template-default should be called template-latin (I4217)
  • Activate/Purchase dialogs are incomplete and the Buy Modules button doesn't work (I4090)

9.0.447 stable

  • Add Windows compatibility values to all manifests (I4194)

9.0.443 stable

  • Need keyboard version control in Keyman Developer Wizard (I4157)
  • Keyboardversion is not compiled into kmw js (I4155)
  • keyboardversion is not read by KeymanWeb compiler and applied to filename. (I4154)

9.0.442 stable

  • Edit platform button still in editor even though it does nothing (Bug) (I4126)
  • OSK Import KMX breaks some shift states (Bug) (I4127)
  • Edit Platform dialog is deleted but button is still there in touch layout editor (Bug) (I4129)
  • Build php help files to (Tweak) (I4135)
  • Add keyboard version information to Keyman Configuration (Tweak) (I4136)
  • Don't prompt to sort out L/R shift on save of keyboard (Bug) (I4137)
  • If the KVK is removed from the keyboard, it can still be imported into the touch layout until the file is closed (Bug) (I4138)
  • Compress layout file when compiling to KMW (Tweak) (I4139)
  • Add keyboard version information to keyboards (Develop) (I4140)
  • Warn when unusable key ids are used (Develop) (I4141)
  • Validate key ids are in an acceptable format (Develop) (I4142)
  • Support modifier layers of KVK when importing a KMX (Bug) (I4143)
  • When character is dropped or double-clicked to insert into html text field, no modified event is triggered (Bug) (I4144)
  • Deadkeys are corrupted by KeyboardParser (Bug) (I4145)
  • When importing OSK into touch layout, unused layers are populated with base layer (Bug) (I4146)
  • If a touch layout is added to a keyboard, it doesn't get saved until the tab is visited (Bug) (I4147)
  • Touch layout editor is missing a number of standard key names (Bug) (I4148)
  • If a touch layout key has no id, the builder fails to load the json (Bug) (I4149)
  • Double clicking on a key should activate its 'nextlayer' in touch layout editor (Tweak) (I4150)
  • key id is not saved until field is blurred in touch layout editor (Bug) (I4151)
  • Resizing a key with the grab handle causes other keys to overlap during the resize operation (Bug) (I4152)
  • Pressing and releasing Ctrl in touch layout editor should allow selection of standard keys a-la layout editor (Tweak) (I4153)

9.0.441 stable

  • Double-click on Character Map when in Touch Layout Editor crashes TIKE (I4110)
  • Double-click in char map when no input element focused in touch layout editor crashes TIKE (I4111)
  • Installer links should be to (I4115)
  • KMW compiler should warn when extended shift flags are used (I4118)
  • KMW compiler should only warn unassociated keys that are not special keys (I4119)
  • Remove platform properties from touch layout editor as font details are now accessible via Keyboard|Font menu (I4120)
  • Rename 'subkey' to 'touch+hold popup' (I4121)
  • traditional touch template has K_SEMICOLON and K_SQUOTE wrongly named key ids (I4122)
  • Keyman Developer installer should required Vista or later (I4123)

9.0.440 stable

  • Keyman Developer installer icon is still v8.0 style (I4100)
  • Touch layout editor still has the font options in its Edit Platform dialog (I4091)

9.0.439 stable

  • Trace compile errors in subfiles in Keyman Developer (I4081)
  • Make details tab scrollable with mouse wheel (I4082)
  • When errors encountered in JSON layout file, locate the error in the source view (I4083)
  • Remove old font selection controls from wizard (I4085)
  • About should be version 9.0 style (I4086)
  • Splash should be version 9.0 style (I4084)
  • KeymanWeb compiler does not clear messages before starting (I4087)

9.0.438 stable

  • Keyman Developer Keyboard Font dialog helpful to reduce font confusion (I4057)
  • Touch Layout Import OSK fails with weird error if OSK is missing (I4058)
  • If OSK is not saved, then changes do not flow through in Touch Layout Import (I4059)
  • KeymanWeb compiler should validate the layout file (I4060)
  • KeymanWeb compiler needs defined codes for some errors (I4061)
  • Touch Layout platforms do not allow font size specification (I4062)
  • Web Debugger needs to embed fonts for OSK and text area (I4063)
  • Touch layout editor does not apply fonts consistently to keys (I4064)
  • Deleting a touch layout layer leaves a "null" entry in the layout file (I4065)

9.0.437 stable

  • Layout editor needs to refresh character map (I4046)
  • TIKE shows an error if you try to save before viewing the touch layout tab (I4047)
  • Various fixes and features for touch layout editor: (I4049)
    • Deselecting main key does not disable subkey or clear other controls
    • Drag+drop not sticking
    • Drag+drop not allowing drop at end
    • Key height not right
    • Not showing editor in line for key
    • Not showing key code on key
    • No wedges showing
    • No delete icon showing
    • Deselecting does not disable controls
    • If inserting or removing key padding, the key display does not refresh correctly
    • 'Label:' label should be removed
    • Key id does not update on keyboard view when changed
  • Character map does not show currently selected char from keyboard view (I4049)
  • Button UI not displaying in KMDev KMW test window (I4048)

9.0.436 stable

  • Add support for Redo to Keyman Developer actions (I4032)
  • Enable SHIFT+ESC to pause debugger with TSF (I4033)
  • Restructure keyboard wizard for source views and features (I4034)
  • Parsing of UTF-8 in JSON layout file crashes TIKE (I4035)
  • Keyboard Debug HTTP Host should be thread safe (I4036)
  • Keyboard HTTP debugger sometimes caches old keyboards (I4037)

9.0.434 stable

  • Redesign Keyboard Wizard to integrate V9 features (I4021)
  • Rework Import KMX to work with V9.0 Debug Host Keyboard (I4022)
  • Touch Layout Editor crashes with file in use sometimes (I4023)
  • Installer is missing jquery support files for Configuration UI (I4011)

Legacy "What's New" sections

8.0.0 stable

Fully integrated source editors

  • Changes to source are instantly reflected in the Design Editor and vice-versa
  • Keyboard, Package and Distribution editors all have Source tabs
  • On Screen Keyboard Editor integrated into Keyboard Editor
  • Keyboard, Package and Distribution editors feature integrated upload to Tavultesoft

Much improved character map

  • Displays all characters from Unicode 5.0
  • Filter characters by range, name, font and more
  • Exceptionally clear display with ClearType and font linking
  • Resizeable character cells

Tightly integrated project

  • Project provides a clear step-by-step process for developing keyboard solutions
  • Links in the project take you to tutorials, help, and more

User Interface Redesign

  • Much clearer user interface - every screen revisited and polished

Language Changes

  • 'notany' Statement - provides the opposite of the 'any' statement
  • Maximum store or rule length now 4095 characters, up from 255
  • New system stores for KeymanWeb and On Screen Keyboard links

Keyboard Icons

  • Keyboard icons support 256 colour and transparency


  • New tutorials for Packages, Branding and Distribution

KeymanWeb Pack

  • KeymanWeb compiler and design tools integrated into Keyboard Editor
  • KeymanWeb keyboard test window

Branding Pack

  • Create your own product using the Branding Pack and the Keyman Engine
  • Fully customisable user interface for your product with Branding Editor
  • Distribution Editor to create a Windows Installer .msi for your product
  • Customer Relationship Manager
    • manage your customers and their licences from your desktop
    • fully integrated with the Tavultesoft Online Store
  • Simple integration of your product into Tavultesoft Online Store for instant online sales
  • Integration with WiX provides modern installation techniques for product installers
  • Keyman Engine separated from Keyman Desktop to enable straightforward use in your own product

Modern installation and operating system support

  • Modern Windows Installer for straightforward deployment
  • Windows Vista support
  • Unicode support throughout Keyman Developer
  • Automated online updates