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HOWTO: Install Keyman for macOS on an M1 Mac

Keyman for macOS is currently built for x86 CPU, and not M1.

If you're using an M1 Mac and experience an installation error about "Bad CPU type in executable", the following steps will allow you to install Keyman for macOS:

Note: This is a temporary fix until we release an M1 update with Keyman 15.

  1. Open
  2. Copy and Paste this command into
    softwareupdate --install-rosetta
  3. Hit Return
  4. When it says "Install of Rosetta 2 finished successfully", you may close and install Keyman

After installing Keyman, you may need to set the security configurations for Keyman: How to configure macOS security options for Keyman