UK extended, English NZ & Te Reo

UK extended, English NZ & Te Reo

UK extended keyboard (backquote acting as a dead key for grave accent) and English NZ (macron available with right alt + vowel)

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What is UK extended, English NZ & Te Reo?

The Chrome extension 'UK extended, English NZ & Te Reo' enhances user experience by providing unique keyboard layouts. The UK extended keyboard facilitates typing in grave accents via the backquote dead key. The extension also includes NZ English and Te Reo IME with a notable feature for applying a macron over vowels using right-alt+vowel. Providing versatility and enhancing the user's typing experience, this extension brings customization right at your hands.

Users: 32,317
Rating: 3.41 (29)
Version: 2.0 (Last updated: 2023-12-20)
Creation date: 2014-08-03
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • input
Size: 8.85K
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This extension provides a UK extended keyboard layout in Chrome OS. How to enable: after installing the extension, head over to chrome://settings/languages then add English (UK), and check the "UK extended" option. If the option does not show up, sign out once and retry the procedure. Switch keyboard layouts with Alt+Shift until you hit the UK extended keyboard (symbol: EN*).

This extension also provides a NZ English IME (macron accent available with right-alt+vowel), as well as a Te Reo IME.

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Known issue: if this stopped working after updating to M36 please see for a workaround (Chrome OS 37+ should not be affected)

V1.1: fixed the "not working as advertised issue" (the internal name of the key changed in Chrome OS)

V2.0: Add NZ English and Te Reo

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  • Works with many accent types
  • Primary option for Italian writing on Chromebook with UK keyboard
  • Fixes and improvements made in updates
  • Issues with certain accents like grave and macron
  • Problems with the keyboard listing in the layout list
  • Needs to be set as default at every login
  • Not working with beta or developer channels of ChromeOS
Most mentioned
  • Extension functioning imperfectly
  • Problems with specific characters and accents
  • Issues with default setting and keyboard list
  • Useful for typing in non-English languages
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Risk impact

UK extended, English NZ & Te Reo is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

UK extended, English NZ & Te Reo is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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