Keyboard layout for Cherokee

Type in Roman Orthography, get Cherokee syllabary output.

To type the stand-alone s-syllabic character , there are three options:

  1. capital "S" key
  2. the "z" key
  3. lowercase "s" "s"

To type the "nah" character Ꮐ, type capital "N" then "a".

Keyboard layout for Cherokee Nation Unicode

      Shifted Keys
( )  
       Non-Shifted Keys


 1 3  

, .  


  • This keyboard follows the official Cherokee Nation layout for their font (which is not Unicode). It has been designed so that the more common letters are placed on ergonomically easier keys, and the less common glyphs are on shifted keys.
  • The non-shifted keys indicated by 1, 2, and 3 are in fact the words ᏣᎳᎩ, ᎣᏏᏲ, and ᏩᏙ respectively.
  • I have made one addition to the Cherokee Nation's keyboard: the Ꮐ /nah/ symbol, which is now RIGHT-ALT+GRAVE (top left of keyboard).
  • By holding down the RIGHT-ALT key, all keystrokes revert back to their US English values.

In the preceding notes, the hyphen is used to separate keystrokes. So (k-a) is “k” followed by “a”, not “k”, “-”, “a”.