Is there a way to configure my keyboard layout in Lion to match the Windows "Fran├žais (Canada)" (or French (Canada) if you prefer!) layout?

Currently, I use the french canadian layout from Mac OS on my MacBook Pro. It's not the same as the Windows one. For instance, the pipe "|" on my macbookpro is something like "Command" + "-", and on my windows machine is mapped to the left of "1".

I do not wish to make my MBP a Windows machine or anything like that, just that I'm used to that keyboard layout for many years while programming and it's hard to switch!


You can use Ukelele to create your own keyboard layouts, or (more realistically) edit a copy of an existing one.

  • Thanks a lot, that is exactly the kind of thing I needed! I switched to Mac some months ago, and the keyboard layout was holding me back to program at my full speed. Old habits die hard! – Dominic Goulet Jun 21 '12 at 11:03

There is a custom French Canadian keyboard shared on github.

I am using it for years.

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