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Pukapuka Keyboard Help

The Pukapuka keyboard has been designed to type the Pukapuka language of the Cook Islands of the South Pacific. It can be used on physical keyboards (laptops, etc.) as well as hand-held touch devices (such as smart phones, tablets, etc.).

Touch Layout

Default layer

Note that the darker punctuation keys ` ; ː and ^ provide a way of adding the diacritics to vowels. So pressing e ; would result in ē and pressing u : would result in ú and so on.

Shift layer

Numeric layer

The touch layout has some additional functionality of providing short-cuts for commonly used combinations of characters.

For example, holding down (long-press) a vowel key will show various vowels with the diacriticsː

Similarly some consonants have long-press shortcuts to commonly-used combinations of charactersː

Physical Keyboard

For the physical keyboard, the keys for typing diacritics are shown below:

Type of Diacritic

Keystrokes

Result

Macron

a;

ā

Acute

a:

á

Macron & Acute

a;:

ā́

Diaeresis

a^

â

Grave

a`

à

Note: If there is a need to remove a vowel diacritic, tapping the same modifier key again will remove it, and a third tap will put it back with the modifier itself. For example:

  single-tap ;

a;

ā

  double-tap ;

a;;

a;

  triple-tap ;

a;;;

ā;

Default layout

Holding Shift

 

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