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HOWTO: Install Keyman for macOS on an M1 Mac

As of Keyman 14.0.282, Keyman for macOS is built for x86 CPU and M1.

If you're using an older version of Keyman for macOS on 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:

  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