Algonquian Syllabics Keyboard Layouts

The Algonquian language keyboards for syllabics are built upon the philosophy of One Key - One Character. While this takes some training to learn, once your fingers know the keys, it’s quite fast.

All keyboards (unless otherwise noted) on this site are designed to work with Unicode 5.2 fonts, and as such, will only work with (as of 2010) fonts which are very up-to-date. Older syllabics fonts may be lacking a few Syllabics characters. Please see the Languagegeek fonts download page for Unicode 5.2 fonts.

Note to Mac typists

The Languagegeek syllabics keyboards for Macs use the Caps Lock to switch between English and Syllabics. When Caps Lock is off, the keyboards type in Syllabics. When Caps Lock is on, the keyboards type in English. Windows keyboards do not have this functionality.


Mac Installer InstructionsWindows installation instructions

Cree:  Mac DownloadWindows Download

ᐃᓂᓂᒧᐎᐣ Cree, Central: Includes Omushkego Cree (Ontario). Keymap
ᐄᔨᔫ ᐊᔨᒨᓐ, ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒨᓐ Cree, East (Quebec) Keymap
ᐃᓕᓖᒧᐎᓐ Moose Cree (Ontario). Important notes Keymap
ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐏᐏᐣ Cree, Western: Includes all in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories. Important Notes Keymap


Mac Installer InstructionsWindows installation instructions

Oji-Cree:  Mac DownloadWindows Download

ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᒧᐧᐃᐣ 1-Key Keymap (html) - (pdf)
ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᒧᐧᐃᐣ K-Net Keymap
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