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I'd like to connect a German Macintosh keyboard to my Android device. It uses swapped signals for °/^ and </> as well as different positions for [, ], {, } and @. It also has a bunch of special characters, but I don't consider those of high priority.

I tested More Physical Keyboard Layouts, but it doesn't feature Macintosh layouts (yet). I also saw the External Keyboard Helper Pro that allows to define a custom layout, but it requires a Google Account to buy it from the Play Store, but I need a solution that works with AOSP.

(Free apps on the Play Store are fine, because I can download those anonymously using the Aurora Store.)

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If remapping some keys is enough for you take a look at ExKeyMo. Disclaimer: I'm the developer. It can build an app with your custom layout built-in.

UPDATE:

ExKeyMo has two modes Simple one to remap keys and Complex one to enter custom Key Character Map file. Also there is ExKeyMo's Docs page.

UPDATE:

ExKeyMo web app is not available on Heroku anymore. You'll have to run it locally. See the project's page on GitHub.

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  • It's not a bad take, but it won't work. For instance, the @ sign is on L instead of Q using the alt/opt modifier, but I cannot swap L with Q for obvious reasons. Your solution only supports single stroke remaps, I'd need to map from shortcuts to alternative shortcuts involving multiple keys. Jan 14, 2023 at 17:43
  • @MartinBraun ExKeyMo has complex remapping. Just enter content of your custom Key Character Map file in the ExKeyMo's form and click Download to get an app with your layout built-in. Don't forget to check ExKeyMo's docs. I will edit my answer to provide more info. Jan 15, 2023 at 12:38

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