Is there a US international keyboard layout variant for Windows 10 that behaves like altgr-intl on Linux? That is, if I press ' it appears on-screen immediately (no deadkey), and if I want to type E I need to press Alt Gr+' followed by E.

I don't mind downloading it from a third-party.


Here you can get what you want under United States International Alternate:


You can install it either through the executable or you can opt for the KLC source file(s) and install the layout with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

  • Don't know why it got a downvote, but it seems exactly what I need. Thanks! Apr 14 '17 at 6:23
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    it's probably a -1 because it's just a list of keyboard installers that will trigger your corporate virus scanner, and it doesn't give any specifics on how to get the source file or install us altgr-intl on windows 10.
    – mendota
    Dec 12 '17 at 18:49
  • From user Lu Tao: For this method to work in Windows 10, just reboot after the setup.exe is done, the added keyboard will show in the list of available layouts under Region & Language settings > Click on current keyboard > Options > Add a Keyboard
    – fixer1234
    Oct 24 '18 at 20:59
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    This method is still working perfectly on win 10 in november 2020. Thanks, nothing else worked for this problem.
    – user139299
    Nov 23 '20 at 21:09

Another method is using an AHK script.
When you want to find out more about this method, please also take a look at the UltimateKEYS website and its GitHUB repository.

This is a project which I developed (based on EurKEY) and which attempts to harmonize languages with Latin-based alphabets on US QWERTY, having the dead key combinations, etc. on AltGr and AltGr+Shift.

This is the UltimateKEYS Keyboard Layout:

UltimateKEYS Keyboard Layout


Alternatively to @norok2 you can create any keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Here's my step-by-step for Windows 10

  • Download and install
  • Open software and Load Existing Keyboard... from File menu. In my case I loaded US-International and saved it as US-International-AltGr (not rewriting original)
  • Right click over quote keys and remove Set as dead key flag
  • Check Shift States' Shift and uncheck dead keys again
  • Optinal: You can test under Project > Test Keyboard Layout
  • Once pleased, go to Project > Build DLL and Setup Page. It will check everything's alright and open created files
  • Click setup.exe and follow simple wizard
  • Important: Reset your PC. Found weird behavior in VSC before this

This was written with my new keyboard layout ;)

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