Syriac/Aramaic Keyboard Help
© 2007 Tavultesoft Pty Ltd
This package includes 3 Syriac/Aramaic keyboards called: Aramaic (Hebrew layout), Syriac (Phonetic layout), and Syriac (Arabic layout) designed for use with Aramaic and Syriac and related languages.
Syriac (Arabic layout) and Syriac (Phonetic layout) keyboards are based on the standard Syriac keyboards. The Aramaic (Hebrew layout) keyboard was originally created by Illan Gonen, and is based on the Hebrew standard keyboard layout.
Installation and Usage Notes
In order to use the Syriac keyboards correctly, you need to switch to the Syriac language with the Windows Language Bar. This switches your application into right-to-left input mode. When you first install this package, the Syriac language will also be installed, and the Syriac (Phonetic layout) keyboard will be automatically selected when you choose the Syriac language.
If you wish to use one of the other Syriac keyboards, start Keyman Configuration, select the Languages tab, and choose your preferred keyboard against the Syriac entry in the list.
If you are using Keyman Desktop Professional, you can specify a hotkey to switch to the Syriac language in the Hotkeys tab in Keyman Configuration. This reduces the need to use the mouse or Alt+Left Shift/Ctrl+Shift to switch languages.
The following fonts are included with these keyboards. These fonts have been provided by Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute.
|East Syriac Adiabene||East Syriac Ctesiphon|
|Estrangelo Antioch||Estrangelo Edessa|
|Estrangelo Midyat||Estrangelo Nisibin|
|Estrangelo Quenneshrin||Estrangelo Talada|
|Serto Batnan||Serto Jerusalem|
|Serto Kharput||Serto Malankara|
|Serto Mardin||Serto Urhoy|
These keyboards are freeware. If you have any queries or suggestions about this keyboard, please post them at the Keyman Community site.
Keyboard Layout - Aramaic (Hebrew layout)
Keyboard Layout - Syriac (Arabic layout)
Right Alt layout
Keyboard Layout - Syriac (Phonetic layout)
Right Alt layout
Version 1.1, released 20 December 2007: added Syriac language association and documentation
Version 1.0, released 19 December 2007