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SIL Keyboarding Chart for Africa

Lorna Priest, 2009-09-01

This is a keyboarding chart for many of the characters used in Africa. It was originally part of a package of Script samples we provided in August 2003. I have compiled the data I received from SIL entities in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. When I could, I used the keystroke sequences that the majority of the entities seemed to prefer.

These keyboards are compiled for Keyman 6.2 and will work for Keyman 7+. Keyman may be downloaded from:  http://www.tavultesoft.com.

Note

These keyboards have been updated so that no Private Use Area (PUA) characters are needed. All PUA-encoded characters that were in this keyboard are now in Unicode.

The keyboards are copyright ©2003-2009 by SIL International and are distributed under the SIL International X11-style License.

For help in installing Keyman keyboards, see: Keyboard Installation and Use.

Mnemonic layout for any keyboard (using deadkeys)

Africa Keyboard files (using deadkeys) and documentation
Lorna Priest, 2009-09-01
Download "AfricaKeyboardDead.zip", ZIP archive, 378KB [4686 downloads]

Positional layout for US keyboard (using deadkeys and/or Shift-states)

Africa Keyboard files (using deadkeys & shift-states) and documentation
Lorna Priest, 2009-09-01
Download "AfricaKeyboardUS.zip", ZIP archive, 390KB [3937 downloads]

This keyboard must be used with a physical US keyboard but has the capability to use deadkeys or Shift-states (RALT and LALT keys). However, Shift-states do not always work properly in some applications that have the ALT keys preassigned.


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