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BJCreeUNI (East) Keyboard Help

Keyboard © 2016 Copyright (c) 2016 Bill Jancewicz


This keyboard is designed for the East Cree syllabic script used in Northwestern Quebec, Canada. The keyboard has been developed to make it easy to type all of the symbols necessary for East Cree. This keyboard is fully compliant with the Unicode Standard.

Basic Function

This keyboard is phonetic. The basic consonant+vowel syllabic characters are formed as a result of pressing the equivalent Latin letters. For example, type na to get , and type ni to get . Type the vowel a second time to get the dot over the character for "long" syllables: nii to get . For a consonant alone (finals) simply type the consonant not followed by a vowel: type niin to get ᓃᓐ. Finally, the "w" dot (mid-dot) is formed by typing the w key between the consonant and vowel: type nwa to get ᐧᓇ and nwaa to get ᐧᓈ.

On Screen Keyboard

The On Screen Keyboard view for this keyboard is simply a QWERTY US layout, since the keyboard equivalents are designed to match the Latin characters standard East Cree syllabic chart.


This keyboard installs with the Unicode Aboriginal Syllabic font BJCreeUNI, which offers full support for the characters in East Cree and other related languages.

Desktop Keyboard Layout

Typing Guide

This typing guide is based on the standard East Cree syllabic chart.

e i/ii o/oo a/aa finals
w ᐧᐁ ᐧᐃ ᐧᐅ ᐧᐊ

Version History

Version 9.0, 2016
2016, Initial version

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