Last year I promoted the US International keyboard layout as the ultimate solution for english keyboards. A weeks ago, I started using OS X on my MacBook (It had been running Gentoo Linux before) and so I wanted to use the US International keyboard layout within OS X. At first I was enthusiastic when I saw the "U.S. International - PC" layout in the Language & Text settings, but after a few seconds I realised that this wasn't the layout I was looking for.
After some googling I found Ukulele, a nice editor for creating custom keyboard layouts for OS X. So I created my own US International keyboard. I use the "USA International (ALtGr dead keys)" layout from GNOME as my draft, because I'm used to it. It has a very few differences to the US International layout described on Wikipedia. Here's a screenshot of it:
If you want to try, it is very easy to install:
- Download U.S. International wo dead keys.keylayout to /Library/Keyboard Layouts on your Mac
- Select "U.S. International w/o dead keys" in the Language & Text section of the System Preferences