Philippines Unicode Keyboard Layout (PH-UKL)

The Philippines Unicode Keyboard Layout or PH-UKL is the first Unicode-based keyboard layout made for the Filipino nation and state of the Philippines. Its main feature is the incorporation of the characters commonly used in the Philippines especially the Philippine Peso Sign (). Prior to this, Filipinos have to use a strike-through letter P (P); the Dollar Sign ($) [the de facto universal currency sign but is confusing today]; or the not-so-common neutral currency symbol: ¤

PH-UKL also comes with Baybayin (incorrectly known as Alibata) keyboard layout, or Tagalog as officially referred to in Unicode 3.2. Baybayin is the original writing script of most, if not all, Filipino ancestors. Originally thought to be a dead script, it was discovered that there are still Filipino tribes who actively use Baybayin as part of their culture, undisturbed by time.

Project info

A project of techmagus™ and the Ubuntu Philippines Local Community.


To see the glyphs that you are typing, you will need a Unicode-compliant or mixed-Unicode set of fonts. For more information and download links, visit our wiki here.


  • Content License: Creative Commons-Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0 International License)
  • Code Copyright and License:
    • Copyright © 2010, 2015 JC John Sese Cuneta; The MIT License
    • Copyleft 🄯 2010, 2015 JC John Sese Cuneta
    • CC0/PD: The Baybayin pack has been dedicated to the Public Domain through CC0 (CC-zero) on 2018-05-04.

Keyboard Layout Images

QWERTY (Baybayin)

QWERTY (Baybayin)")

QWERTY (Latin)

QWERTY (Latin)")

Capewell-Dvorak (Baybayin)

Capewell-Dvorak (Baybayin)")

Capewell-Dvorak (Latin)

Capewell-Dvorak (Latin)")

Capewell-QWERF 2006 (Baybayin)

Capewell-QWERF 2006 (Baybayin)")

Capewell-QWERF 2006 (Latin)

Capewell-QWERF 2006 (Latin)")

Colemak (Baybayin)

Colemak (Baybayin)")

Colemak (Latin)

Colemak (Latin)")

Dvorak (Baybayin)

Dvorak (Baybayin)")

Dvorak (Latin)

Dvorak (Latin)")