This App is an extension of the Android softkeyboard, which uses 3 keyboard views. The “QWERTY” keyboard appears as the standard Android keyboard. However, the “SYMBOL” keyboard offers the characters required to type various dialects of Interior Salish, including the vowels (a, e, i, o, u, á, é, í, ó, and ú), the consonants (c, h, k, l, ɫ, λ, m, n, p, q, s, t, w, x, and y), the glottal stops (ʔ, ʕ), the x’ (which adds a glottal marker above any consonant), the ʷ (which adds the raised w after the previous letter), the ˇ (which adds a wedge to the previous character), and the ˳ (which adds the dot below the x). The x’, ʷ, ˇ, and ˳ keys are used to make the Salish characters. The “ SYMBOL+SHIFT” keyboard offers numbers (0-9) and standard punctuation and commonly used symbols (‘, ?, !, etc.).
Even though the spacing doesn't look correct on your Android device, your text messages, status updates, and posts will appear correctly IF you set your text message input setting to "Automatic”. Currently the Andorid platform does not correctly display the Unicode characters for Indigenous languages, however setting the input to “Automatic” sends the correct unicode character to the recipient.
So the Salish characters appear like this on your Android:
ʔ ʕ c cˇ c’ c’ˇ h k’ kʷ k’ʷ l λ' ɫ l' m m' n n' p p' q’ qʷ q’ʷ s sˇ t t' w w' x̣ xˇ x̣ʷ y y’ a e i o u á é í ó ú
They appear like this to the recipient:
ʔ ʕ c č c̓ č̓ h k k̓ kʷ k̓ʷ l ƛ̓ ɫ l̓ m m̓ n n̓ p p̓ q q̓ qʷ q̓ʷ s š t t̓ w w̓ x̣ x̌ x̣ʷ ý a e i u o á é í ó ú
The Ktunaxa Keyboard App is based on the Android soft keyboard API 16. It should run on most Android devices with operating systems between 4.1.2 and 5.0 (including Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollypop).
Once the App is installed there are several steps you need to take make the App available:
1 - Go to "Settings", select "Language and Input".
2 - Check the box next to "Salish Keyboard App".
3 - At the top of the same page select "Default".
4 - Now select "English (US) Salish Keyboard App".
5 - Now go to "Settings" and select "Messages".
6 - Now select "Text Messages".
7 - Now select "Input Mode".
8 - Now select "Automatic".
Salish Keyboard App is a free trial software application from the Teaching & Training Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2015-03-08. The program can be installed on Android.
Salish Keyboard App (version 1.0) has a file size of 63.49 KB and is available for download from our website.
Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 4 times.
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