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'Uwik̓ala Keyboard Help

This keyboard is designed for the 'Uwik̓ala 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 — ǎ is typed a then Semicolon ;
  • To type the háček accent ̌ use the Semicolon key ; — ǎ is typed e then Semicolon ;
  • To type the apostrophe accent ̓ use the Slash key / — k̓ is typed k then Slash /
  • To type the grave accent ̀ use the Left-Bracket key [ — è is typed e then Left-Bracket [
  • To type the diaeresis accent ̈ use the Shift+Left-Bracket key } — c̈ is typed c then Shift+Left-Bracket
  • You can type the English value of the punctuation keys by holding down the Right-Alt or Option key. The Slash / is typed Right-Alt+Slash (Windows) Option+Slash (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

q q̓w w̓et t̓y y̓u u̓i i̓'ǎp p̓
a a̓sdgh h̓k k̓l l̓ l͡l' "
 zxc c̓vbn n̓ n͡nm m̓ m͡m 
  • 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.

Keyboard Layout

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