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Indic Roman Transliteration:

Indic Roman Transliteration:
A simplified keyboard for typing Roman script with accents or diacritics*

 

; 'semicolon' means press then release then press next key

 

Character

Keys Pressed

Comments

â

Ê

'^' ; 'a'

'^' ; 'E'

For circumflex accent, type '^' before any vowel

á

ś

['] ; [a]

['] ; [s]

For acute accent/high tone, type ['] before vowel or 's'

à

[`] ; [a]

For grave accent/low tone, type [`] before vowel

ã

'~' ; 'a'

For nasal vowels, type '~' before vowel

ä

["] ; [a]

For dieresis/umlaut, type ["] before vowel

ā

'-' ; 'a'

For long vowels, type '-' before vowel

'>' ; 'n'

'>' ; 'y'

For overdot, type '>' before consonant

'.' ; 't'

'.' ; 'r'

'.' ; 'm'

'.' ; 'h'

'.' ; 'l'

For underdot, type '.' before consonant

ṝ

'.' ; 'r' ; '='; 'l'

 

To type any of the accent/diacritics itself, simply type it twice.


Combinations common to Bangla / Assamese:

 

Character

Keys Pressed

Comments

[l] ; [=] ; [l]

[n] ; [=] ; [l]

Use [=] ; [l] for consonant overbars

'r' ; '0' ; 'r'

Use '0' ; 'r' for all undercircles

ā̃

'-' ; 'a' ; '#' ; 'l'

Use '#' ; 'l' for all nasals over other diacritics

'm' ; 'M' ; 'm'

Use 'M' ; 'm' for all chandra bindus

l̥̄

'l' ; '=' ; 'l' ; '0' ; 'r' 

 

'-' ; 't'

 

 

* This keyboard was designed to interface with SIL Encoding Converters or Fieldworks

Questions or bugs: david_phillips@sall.com

 

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