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South Eastern Languages Keyboard Layouts

All languages listed here (except Cherokee) use a modified Roman orthography. Many have a relatively newly developed “practical alphabet” and one or more “traditional alphabets”, both of which differs significantly from the orthography commonly used by linguists. Where possible and applicable, several keyboards will be available for each language. For more details, see the keyboard maps or language pages.

Each language will be provided with two keyboards, one for Windows and one for Macs. Older keyboards layouts which were available on this page in the past are always available if you contact me directly via email.

Multi-lingual keyboards keep the standard A–Z keys while the special characters used by the languages are mapped to punctuation keys. These keyboards allow for easy typing in both English and the Native langauge at the same time. Accents are typed after the base letter.

How The Keyboards Work

The multi-lingual keyboards place accents and special letters only on punctuation keys, so as not to interfere with letters required by English. This way borrowed words or proper names can be typed in a Native language text without switching keyboard layouts. Unless otherwise indicated, accents are typed after the letter they modify. Where a punctuation key has been altered, the original value is typed by holding down the RIGHT-ALT (on Windows) or one of the OPTION keys (on Macs) and hitting the punctuation key.

All keyboards (unless otherwise noted) on this site are designed to work with Unicode fonts, and as such, will only work with certain software (e.g. Windows XP, MS Word). See Unicode links page for Unicode friendly software.

I have included keyboards for all the languages whose orthography I am relatively certain, all others show the “at work” graphic or are absent. However, the community’s orthographies could be modified by the local authorities in the future. If you don’t see your language listed here, please contact me and I will be sure to create a keyboard layout for you.

Keyboard Downloads and Maps

Mac Installation InstructionsWindows Installation Instructions

Chahta Anumpa – Three Orthographies Choctaw Modern Keymap (pdf)
Old Keymap (pdf)
School Keymap (pdf)
Download Windows Keyboards
Download Mac Keyboards
Chikashshanompa’ Chickasaw Keymap (pdf) Download Windows Keyboard
Download Mac Keyboard
Elaponke Miccosukee Keymap (pdf)  
Maskoke – Circumflex Orthography
(Updated Sept 12 2008)
Creek, Muscogee Keymap (pdf) Download Windows Keyboard
Download Mac Keyboard
Mvskoke – ē-orthography
(Updated Sept 12 2008)
Creek, Muscogee Keymap (pdf) Download Windows Keyboard
Download Mac Keyboard
Mvskoke – Moravian Orthography Creek, Muscogee Keymap (pdf) Download Windows Keyboard
Download Mac Keyboard
ᏣᎳᎩ Cherokee   Download Page for Cherokee
Keyboard Layouts


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Last Update: August 18, 2010