How do I create a custom keyboard for Windows 8? Difficulty: Parallels.
June 13, 2014 10:29 AM Subscribe
I need to create a custom keyboard for Windows 8, which I'm running in a Bootcamp partition with Parallels. Microsoft Keyboard Creator doesn't work (some people claim it does despite not being supported, but it didn't work for me.)
Microsoft Keyboard Creator seemed to work. It even said it installed the keyboard successfully. The keyboard isn't actually working though. My custom keyboard shows up in the list of keyboards, but there doesn't seem to be any way to select it. Instead, I have the option to select a Turkish apple keyboard (not the base of the keyboard I created) that doesn't actually do anything (I press a key with it selected and nothing happens).
There has to be a way to create a custom keyboard layout for Windows 8! I can't keep typing in Notes and then copying and pasting to my windows program... it's not practical.
(Note: A custom keyboard really is the best solution, I'm created a keyboard for transcription of a language that uses a lot of special characters. The solution needs to be efficient to type.)