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Kʷak̓ʷala (deprecated) Keyboard Help

This keyboard is designed for the Kʷak̓ʷala language of the BC Coast 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.

  • The special characters of Kwak̓wala have been assigned to the number keys. To type the numerals, hold down the Right-Alt or Option key then press the appropriate number key. The Numeric keypad on the right side of many keyoards keep its original numbers
  • To type the apostrophe accent use the Apostrophe key ' — k̓ is typed k then Apostrophe '
  • The original values of the punctuation keys can be typed 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: ‘ Left-Bracket — ’ Right-Bracket
    • double: “ Shift+Left-Bracket — ” 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.


    Download a pdf of the Keylayout Map

    Download the latest version of Aboriginal Sans and Aboriginal Serif

    Notes on touch layout

    q q̓w w̓e ēət t̓y y̓uiop p̓
    asd dᶻʔg ǧhʷk k̓l l̓ł
     ƛ ƛ̓x x̌c c̓λbn n̓m m̓ 
    • 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.
    • the superscript ᶻ may be missing from your device’s font, it might show up as an empty box.

    Keyboard Layout

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