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ABD YORUBA KEYBOARD  - Summary

 

 

 

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In IE, the default encoding is usually Western European (Windows). If you can't see with this, Click on View => Encoding=> Unicode(UTF-8).

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In Netscape & Mozilla Firefox, Click on View => Character Encoding => Unicode(UTF-16 Little Endian).

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You need to be viewing using a Unicode compatible font

-In IE : Tools => Internet Options => Fonts => Select  eg Arial Unicode MS as your Web page font - Language Script should be Latin based

-Download and Install Arial Unicode MS here if you do not see it on your list, otherwise you can use any other Unicode compatible font.

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Use the latest version of your browser for best results.

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Read on for more tips on how to make sure you can view and type in pure Yoruba.

 

Yoruba Alphabet:    a  b  d  e  ẹ  f  g  gb  h  i  j  k  l  m  n  o  ọ  p  r  s  ṣ  t  u  w  y

Yoruba Vowels:           a e ẹ i o ọ u

 

Notes

Right Alt Key = The second "Alt" key on your keyboard, to your right

Tilde Key = Key with ˜  and `  ; usually to the left of 1

Use ABD Yoruba with Unicode Compatible Fonts. Arial Unicode MS is (currently) the most complete Unicode Font.

 

TONAL SIGNS ONLY

Tilde key = grave = do = `

Shift + Tilde key = acute = mi = ´

Right Alt + Tilde Key = tilde = 

 

Thus:

To mark any vowel with a “do” signal, press the Tilde Key, release, and then press the vowel you wish to mark.

To mark any vowel with a “mi” signal, press Tilde Key + Shift, release, and then press the vowel you wish to mark.

To mark any vowel with an "àmìn fàágùn", press Tilde Key + Right Alt, release, and then press the vowel you wish to mark.

 

 e.g. à, è, Ò  ; Ú, ó, í, ń, Ń; ãyán, fãgùn

 Notes

 - The "àmìn fàágùn" accent is no longer commonly used

 - Pressing the Tilde key, Tilde + Shift, or Tilde + Right Alt followed by the space bar will give the actual tonal sign:

 - eg pressing Tilde Key followed by space bar will give: "`"; pressing Tilde key twice will give: "``"







 

UNDERDOTS  ONLY

Generally, pressing the Right Alt Key + a character will dot the character. Thus:

Right Alt + e = Dotted e = , Right Alt + E = Dotted E (use shift or just turn caps on) = 

Right Alt + o = Dotted o = , Right Alt + O = Dotted O (use shift or just turn caps on) = 

Right Alt + s = Dotted s = , Right Alt + S = Dotted S (use shift or just turn caps on) = 

 

 

COMBINED UNDERDOTS AND  TONAL SIGNS

Right Alt + q = dotted e with a grave = do signal = ẹ̀, Ẹ̀

Right Alt + w = dotted e with an acute =  mi signal = ẹ́, Ẹ́

Right Alt + p = dotted o with a grave = do signal = ọ̀, Ọ̀

Right Alt + [ = dotted o with an acute = mi signal = ọ́, Ọ́

 

CURRENCIES

US DOLLAR: As before, i.e. Shift + Key 4 gives  $

NIGERIAN NAIRA:  Right Alt + Key 4 gives  

BRITISH POUND: Right Alt + Key 5 gives £

EUROPEAN EURO: Right Alt + Key 6 gives 

JAPANESE YEN: Right Alt + Key 7 gives ¥

 

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