The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

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The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC) extends the international functionality of Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems by allowing users to:
  • Create new keyboard layouts from scratch
  • Base a new layout on an existing one.
  • Modify an existing keyboard layout and build a new layout from it.
  • Multilingual input locales within edit control fields.
  • Package the resulting keyboard layouts for subsequent delivery and installation.


To install and use the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator tool, your system must meet the following requirements:
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 (MSKLC will not run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows NT4).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework v1.0 or v1.1 must be installed. If you have not already installed one of these versions of the .NET Framework, you can do so from the following URL:

Download and install the tool from: MSKLC.EXE (7867KB)


Article ID: 823010 - Last Review: August 25, 2008 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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