Google Input Tools for macOS

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A english-nepali transliteration cloud input method that uses Google Input Tools as engine for macOS.

How to use

  1. Install Xcode 12.5.0+.

  2. Clone and build the project.

git clone
cd macos-nepali-input-tool

if you get this error

 xcode-select: error: tool 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode, but active developer directory '/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools' is a command line tools instance

then run this command

sudo xcode-select -r

The output will be Users/[username]/Library/Input\ Methods/

  1. Open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources, click + to add a new input method, choose English -> Google Input Tools.

  2. If you want to remove it, simply run below command.

rm -rf ~/Library/Input\ Methods/
rm -rf ~/Library/Input\ Methods/GoogleInputTools.swiftmodule




  • Basic input handling logic
    • Space key to commit current highlighted candidate and add a space.
    • Return key to commit current highlighted candidate.
    • Number keys (19) to select candidate and commit
    • Continue to show new candidates after partial matched candidate is selected and committed
    • Backspace key to remove last composing letter
    • Esc key to cancel composing
    • Bypass modifier keys (Shift, Option, Command, Control)
    • - and = keys to page up and page down candidate list respectively
    • Handle Purnabiram | and Devnagari Numbers
  • System UI
  • Basic custom UI
    • Numbered candidates
    • Highlight current selected candidate
    • Arrow keys to switch between highlighted candidate
    • Group candidates into multiple pages, each page with at most 10 candidates
    • Page up and page down button
    • Draggable candidate window
  • Cloud engine
    • Cancel previous unnecessary web requests to speed up (Not tested Properly)


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