RSinglish on Mac OS X 10.4 and higher

Please note that I am not responsible for Macuim’s development, it is a separate project that uses m17n-lib which I made a script(si-singlish.mim) for supporting RSinglish scheme on Linux, the latest package that I tested(MacUIM-0.6.15-2) have si-singlish.mim packaged with it. I only bear the maintainence of si-singlish.mim.

Lets get started!

1. Download Macuim from their google project page. You should look for the lastest stable version and should only use a deprecated version if your OS version does not support it; i.e. if you are using Mac OS X 10.4 you’ll have to use MacUIM-0.5.3-1 or otherwise upgrade your OS version and install the latest package. This older package dates back to April of 2009, there’s no way this package will contain si-singlish.mim by default so you’ll have to add it after installation. The information for this will be listed below.

Older releases:

2. Install the dmg like you’d normally do, logout and login.


For Mac OS X 10.5 and higher: Just continue to step 4.

For Mac OS X 10.4: We have to install si-singlish.mim, grab it from here open Finder, goto Computer > Macintosh > Library > M17NLib > share > m17n and paste singlish.mim there.
And run this command on the terminal,

sudo /Library/Frameworks/UIM.framework/Versions//bin/uim-module-manager --register m17nlib

More information about installing a new mim script is here.
4. Go to System Preferences > Language and Text (might be International in 10.4) go to Input Sources tab and select MacUIM and select MacUIM(Roman). Use the shortcut keys or the Input menu in the menu bar to switch in to MacUIM Roman.

Screenshot from 2012-04-04 18:47:38

5. Go to MacUIM Roman’s preferences as shown below. Make the helper applet display and set hot keys as needed, in my setup ctrl+space is the input method switcher this switches input method inside MacUIM and you have to set alternative input method to another input method(such as direct) to use it.

Screenshot from 2012-04-04 18:50:04

Screenshot from 2012-04-04 18:48:38

Screenshot from 2012-04-04 18:51:38
Screenshot from 2012-04-04 18:52:00


18 thoughts on “RSinglish on Mac OS X 10.4 and higher

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  2. Damn.!! πŸ˜€ Awesome broww πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Work with Macbook Pro with OS 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4 πŸ˜€ ❀ with MacUIM-0.6.15-2.dmg.Those guys who couldn't get this to work.Just remeber to choose input method as M17-si-Singlish.Then um pretty sure it will works like hell πŸ˜€ THUMBS UP

  3. Has anybody used this in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan? I followed the instruction, but don’t know how to use it. Any help, please!!

  4. used MacUIM 0.6.16-1 on Mac OS Sierra 10.12. doesn’t work unfortunately. installs fine. followed the steps as above. but can not tick the user helper-applet tick box. doesnt work after that. used m-17 singlish as the input method. any suggestions? thanks

  5. Hi, is it possible if you could do it for me via Skype for business because I’ve been trying for months and its not working. Please respond ASAP.


    • Sorry I do not maintain this any longer (I don’t have a Mac OS install with me now and it’s too hard to install for someone who doesn’t buy Macs), you may have to get MacUIM installed on High Sierra some how and search for an input method called m17n singlish. It should be there since m17n project has accepted singlish few years ago (see Ravindu Chamara’s comment)


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