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Dënesųłıné Keyboard Help

This keyboard is designed for the Dënesųłıné language of the Western Subarctic region of Canada.

If square boxes are displayed instead of characters when using this keyboard (and in the keyboard layouts below), please read our troubleshooting guide.

  • Accents are typed after the base letter — ę is typed e then Right-Bracket ]
  • To type the high-tone accent use the Backquote key ` — á is typed a then Backquote `
  • To type the nasal accent use the Right-Bracket key ] — ą is typed a then Right-Bracket ]
  • To type the high-nasal accent use the Equals key = — ą́ is typed a then Equals =
  • You can type the original English punctuation by holding down the Right-Alt or Option key. The Semicolon ; is typed Right-Alt+Semicolon (Windows) Option+Semicolon (Mac).
  • Opening and closing quotes. For Mac users, Right-Alt is either of the Option Keys.
    • single: ‘ Shift+Backquote — ’ Apostrophe
    • double: “ Shift+Equals — ” Shift+Right-Bracket
    • single ‹ Right-Alt+Shift+9 — › Right-Alt+Shift+0
    • double « Right-Alt+9 — » Right-Alt+0

    Unicode Fonts

    The following fonts have been installed on your computer: Aboriginal Sans, Aboriginal Serif. Please use these fonts when typing in your language as they have been specially built to represent your language as accurately as possible.

    Downloads

    Download a pdf of the Keylayout Map

    Download the latest version of Aboriginal Sans and Aboriginal Serif

    Notes on touch layout

    ´we é ę ę́rtyu ú ų ų́ı ı́ ı̨ ı̨́o ó ǫ ǫ́ł
    a á ą ą́sd˛ghjkl' "
     zxcë ë́ ę̈ ę̈́ɂbnm 
    • keys with a red background are combining accents.
    • the first character in a cell is the "one-tap" key, any further characters are "hold-select" keys.

    Alternate Name

    • Chipewyan

    Keyboard Layout

    All Documentation Versions


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