Okanagan-Colville Keyboard Help
How To Type Okanagan-Colville
This package installs the OkanaganU keyboard on your computer.
It also installs the Charis SIL font, a font that has all the characters needed for Okanagan-Colville.
A Windows font that has almost all the needed characters is Lucida Sans Unicode.
Select one of these fonts when entering data in your word processor.
When the OkanaganU keyboard is selected, the keys shown in the first row are reassigned to Okanagan letter symbols as shown in the white row:
The following keys are also reassigned to punctuation or other non-letter symbols as follows:
Note: the short double hyphen shows correctly in the Charis SIL font, but may not in other Unicode fonts.
To restore any of the reassigned keys without exiting the ThompsonU keyboard, type a zero (0) followed by the wanted key:
To obtain an accented vowel, type the vowel as shown in the top row followed by / or \ to get the acute or grave vowel shown in the white row:
Note: e is not an Okanagan vowel. The symbols are provided for convenience.
Glottalized or laryngealized consonant are obtained typing the consonant key followed by the apostrophe:
A bullet (•) is obtained by typing H (capital H) followed by : (colon):
ḥ and x̌ are obtained by typing . (period) followed by the letter as shown:
Rounded consonants are obtained typing the consonant key followed by W (capital W):
Glottalized and rounded consonants are obtained typing the consonant followed by the apostrophe and the capital W:
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