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Sm'algya̱x Keyboard Help

This keyboard is designed for the Sm'algya̱x 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.

  • All accents are typed after the base character: a̱ is typed a then Semicolon ;
  • To type the underline accent use the Semicolon key ; — ḵ is typed k then Semicolon ;
  • All changed punctuation can type their original value 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: ‘ Backquote — ’ Apostrophe
    • double: “ Shift+Hyphen — ” Shift+Equals
    • 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 the latest version of Aboriginal Sans and Aboriginal Serif

    Notes on touch layout

    asdghjkl' "
     zx x̲bnm 
    • the first character in a cell is the "one-tap" key, any further characters are "hold-select" keys.
    • Southern Tsimshian/Sgüüxs can also use this keyboard

    Alternate Name

    • Tsimshian

    Keyboard Layout

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