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Introduction

The “SIL Power-G Ethiopic” keyboard enables typing in all Ethiopic Fidel based languages using the keyboarding sequences found in the “Power Ge'ez (Phonetic)” keyboard from Concepts Data Systems. You can use this keyboard with any Ethiopic Unicode font unless you need to use the newer Unicode 6.0+ Ethiopic codepoints (for Basketo, Gumuz, and Gamo-Gofa-Dawro) or the two Private Use Area (PUA) characters of this keyboard (“” and “”). The Abyssinica SIL font (version 1.5+) is recommended if you need to use these newer Unicode 6.0+ or PUA characters.

Note on Power Ge'ez “Caps Lock” Compatibility

The original Power Ge'ez (Phonetic) keyboard from Concepts Data Systems used the “Caps Lock” key to produce less frequently used characters. SIL Power-G Ethiopic is is not compatible with this keying method. Instead, multiple alternative methods for creating these less frequently used characters have been provided.

The preferred method for creating these less frequently used characters is by using the “[” key after the letter key to produce the desired character.

For example, to create “” the chart shows “s [ or J”. To produce this character using the preferred method, first press the  s  key, and then press the “[” key. Alternatively, a capital “J” can be typed to produce the “” character.

As another example, to create “” the chart shows “T [ or V”. To produce this character using the preferred method, first type a capital “T”, and then press the “[” key. Alternatively, a capital “V” can be typed to produce the “” character.

 

 

Syllables (including diphthongs)

First type the keystrokes from the leftmost column, followed by the keystrokes at the top of the column. For example, to produce “” first press the “h” key, and then press the “u” key. To produce “” first press the “h” key, and then press the “y” key. The default form is the 1st form (you do not need to press the “-” key).

keys:

-

u

i

a

y

e

o

O

W

Wu

Wi

Wy

Wo

WI

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1200

1201

1202

1203

1204

1205

1206

1207

 

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

1208

1209

120a

120b

120c

120d

120e

2d80

120f

 

 

 

 

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1210

1211

1212

1213

1214

1215

1216

 

1217

 

 

 

 

 

m

 

1218

1219

121a

121b

121c

121d

121e

2d81

121f

1383

1381

1382

1380

1359

s [ or J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1220

1221

1222

1223

1224

1225

1226

 

1227

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

 

 

 

 

1228

1229

122a

122b

122c

122d

122e

2d82

122f

 

 

 

 

1358

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

1230

1231

1232

1233

1234

1235

1236

2d83

1237

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

1238

1239

123a

123b

123c

123d

123e

2d84

123f

 

 

 

 

 

q

 

 

1240

1241

1242

1243

1244

1245

1246

1247

124b

124d

124a

124c

1248

 

Q

 

 

 

1250

1251

1252

1253

1254

1255

1256

 

125b

125d

125a

125c

1258

 

b

 

 

1260

1261

1262

1263

1264

1265

1266

2d85

1267

1387

1385

1386

1384

 

v

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1268

1269

126a

126b

126c

126d

126e

 

126f

 

 

 

 

 

t

 

 

 

 

 

 

1270

1271

1272

1273

1274

1275

1276

2d86

1277

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

1278

1279

127a

127b

127c

127d

127e

2d87

127f

 

 

 

 

 

h [ or L

 

 

1280

1281

1282

1283

1284

1285

1286

1287

128b

128d

128a

128c

1288

 

n

 

 

 

 

 

 

1290

1291

1292

1293

1294

1295

1296

2d88

1297

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

1298

1299

129a

129b

129c

129d

129e

2d89

129f

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

12a0

12a1

12a2

12a3

12a4

12a5

12a6

2d8a

12a7

 

 

 

 

 

k

 

 

12a8

12a9

12aa

12ab

12ac

12ad

12ae

12af

12b3

12b5

12b2

12b4

12b0

 

H [ or K

 

 

 

12b8

12b9

12ba

12bb

12bc

12bd

12be

 

12c3

12c5

12c2

12c4

12c0

 

w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12c8

12c9

12ca

12cb

12cc

12cd

12ce

12cf

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12d0

12d1

12d2

12d3

12d4

12d5

12d6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

12d8

12d9

12da

12db

12dc

12dd

12de

2d8b

12df

 

 

 

 

 

Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12e0

12e1

12e2

12e3

12e4

12e5

12e6

 

12e7

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12e8

12e9

12ea

12eb

12ec

12ed

12ee

12ef

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

12f0

12f1

12f2

12f3

12f4

12f5

12f6

2d8c

12f7

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

12f8

12f9

12fa

12fb

12fc

12fd

12fe

2d8d

12ff

 

 

 

 

 

j

 

 

 

 

 

 

1300

1301

1302

1303

1304

1305

1306

2d8e

1307

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

1308

1309

130a

130b

130c

130d

130e

130f

1313

1315

1312

1314

1310

 

G

 

 

 

1318

1319

131a

131b

131c

131d

131e

 

131f

2d96

2d94

2d95

2d93

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

1320

1321

1322

1323

1324

1325

1326

2d8f

1327

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

1328

1329

132a

132b

132c

132d

132e

2d90

132f

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

1330

1331

1332

1333

1334

1335

1336

2d91

1337

 

 

 

 

 

t [ or F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1338

1339

133a

133b

133c

133d

133e

 

133f

 

 

 

 

 

T [ or V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1340

1341

1342

1343

1344

1345

1346

1347

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

 

1348

1349

134a

134b

134c

134d

134e

 

134f

138b

1389

138a

1388

135a

p

 

 

1350

1351

1352

1353

1354

1355

1356

2d92

1357

138f

138d

138e

138c

 

S #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2da0

2da1

2da2

2da3

2da4

2da5

2da6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2da8

2da9

2daa

2dab

2dac

2dad

2dae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2db0

2db1

2db2

2db3

2db4

2db5

2db6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2db8

2db9

2dba

2dbb

2dbc

2dbd

2dbe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

q #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2dc0

2dc1

2dc2

2dc3

2dc4

2dc5

2dc6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2dc8

2dc9

2dca

2dcb

2dcc

2dcd

2dce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H [ # or K#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2dd0

2dd1

2dd2

2dd3

2dd4

2dd5

2dd6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2dd8

2dd9

2dda

2ddb

2ddc

2ddd

2dde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C =

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ab20

ab21

ab22

ab23

ab24

ab25

ab26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P =

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ab28

ab29

ab2a

ab2b

ab2c

ab2d

ab2e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s =

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ab01

ab02

ab03

ab04

ab05

ab06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

z =

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ab11

ab12

ab13

ab14

ab15

ab16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D =

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ab09

ab0a

ab0b

ab0c

ab0d

ab0e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethiopic Numbers

The keystrokes are at the top of the column.

keys:

1 *

2 *

3 *

4 *

5 *

6 *

7 *

8 *

9 *

 

 

1369

136a

136b

136c

136d

136e

136f

1370

1371

keys:

1*0

2*0

3*0

4*0

5*0

6*0

7*0

8*0

9*0

 

 

1372

1373

1374

1375

1376

1377

1378

1379

137a

keys:

1*00

1*000

1*0000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

137b

e494

137c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punctuation

The keystrokes are at the top of the column.

keys:

:

: :

: -

: .

.

. .

. . .

. /

,

, ,

;

 

.

 

1361

1368

1366

1367

1362

0046

2022

1360

1365

1363

1364

keys:

< '

> '

< "

> "

m )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

«

»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2039

203a

00ab

00bb

e496

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diacritics

First create the desired syllable, then add the diacritic by typing the keystrokes at the top of the column.

keys:

. :

. '

. "

. 1

. 2

. 3

. 4

. 5

. 6

. 7

. 8

. 9

. 0

 

◌፞

◌፟

◌፝

◌̏

◌̀

◌̄

◌́

◌̋

◌̂

◌̌

◌̇

◌̈

◌̃

 

135E

135F

135D

030f

0300

0304

0301

030b

0302

030c

0307

0308

0303

License

This keyboard is copyright © SIL Ethiopia. It is distributed under the MIT free software license:

The MIT License (MIT)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Note on this Document

This document was originally created as an .odt file using LibreOffice and then converted to PDF. The HTML variant of this document was created using LibreOffice’s Export feature, and then was cleaned up using tidy with this command:

 tidy -w 80 -i -utf8 -ashtml -o output-file.html input-file.html

Technical Support

For limited technical support, please contact:

 Website: www.silethiopia.org

 Email: computer_support@sil.org

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