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Vai (Athinkra) Keyboard Help

A Keyman keyboard for the Vai language of Liberia, developed by the team at Athinkra, LLC.

Because there are so many characters in the Vai script, this keyboard requires multiple keystrokes to access most of the characters.

Keyboard Layout

Vowel marks are on the corresponding vowel keys. Syllable Ng is also on a keycap.

To type a consonant, you must type the consonant first, and then the vowel. For example:

    ɓꔀ (be) will produce ꔇ.

To type a nasal vowel, you must type the vowel first, and then the tilde. For example:

    ꕉ~ (a~) will produce ꕊ.
    hꔤ~ (hi~) will produce ꔥ.

To type a breathy character, you must type the consonant first, then the h, and then the vowel. For example:

    bhꔤ (bhi) will produce ꔫ.

Similar characters can be formed by typing "dl", "gb", "kp", "mgb", "mb", "nd", "ng", "ngg", "nj", and "ny" followed by a vowel.

The hyphen characters on the RIGHT ALT layer are used for accessing historic syllables. Type the character followed by a vowel and the historic syllable will be formed. There are not historic syllables for every vowel, so the hyphen may remain in the text unexpectedly).

Desktop Keyboard Layout

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