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Nuučaan̓uł (deprecated) Keyboard Help

This keyboard is designed for the Nuučaan̓uł 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 Nuučaan̓uł have been assigned to the number keys. To type numerals, hold down the Right-Alt or Option key then press the appropriate number key. The Numeric keypad on the right side of many keyboards keeps its original numbers.
  • All accents are typed after the base character: t̓ is typed t then Apostrophe '
  • To type the glottalized accent use the Apostrophe key ' — k̓ is typed k then Apostrophe '
  • All changed punctuation can type their original value by holding down the Right-Alt or Option key. The Left-Bracket [ is typed Right-Alt+Left-Bracket (Windows) Option+Left-Bracket (Mac).
  • There are several additional characters which can be typed holding down the Right-Alt or Option key.
    • The schwa-ə is typed Right-Alt+e (Windows) Option+e (Mac).
    • The tilde-ɫ is typed Right-Alt+l (Windows) Option+l (Mac).
    • The eng-ŋ is typed Right-Alt+n (Windows) Option+n (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 w̓et t̓y y̓uiop p̓
asʔʕhʷk k̓ł
 xc c̓č č̓ƛ ƛ̓n n̓ ŋm 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.

Alternate Name

  • Nuu-chah-nulth

Keyboard Layout

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