Given the wide variety of possible solutions from keyboard firmware to operating system specific solutions, I'd like to leave the question wide open in order to discover which solutions are actually most commonly used by people who have this need in 2021.

I am personally most interested in solutions that work for the macOS and Linux operating systems. Although iOS and Android solutions are also of interest to me.

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    Seems like more of a technical computer-based question. Maybe this would interest you: Typing of Pali Language in Ubuntu 10.04
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Please try: fsnow Pali keyboard which works on Windows.

Pali is usually rendered in Roman/ Latin characters with diacritical marks - the same ones used by Sanskrit. Pali doesn't have its own script. However, I think it's possible to render Pali also in the Sinhala script and the Devanagari script (used by Sanskrit). Hence, you can also use keyboards that render Roman/ Latin characters with Sanskrit diacritical marks, Sinhala script and Devanagari script.


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