Fantastic news! Let's all make sure speakers of
these languages hear of
this and incorporate it into their work and their trainings.
On Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 12:37 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni(a)mail.huji.ac.il
I'm very happy to announce that the keyboard support for five languages
of Africa has improved!
The languages are Ewe, Fon, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. The improved typing
enabled. It is installed in Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects, and
also on translatewiki.net
These typing tools don't require the installation of any software on your
computers, or using any key combinations (like Alt or Ctrl). Most special
characters are typed on these keyboards by typing the tilde (~) character
before the special letter.
See the full documentation here:
* Ewe: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension
* Fon: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension
* Hausa: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension
* Igbo: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension
* Yoruba: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension
Some thanks and credits:
The Fon keyboard was originally made by Mahuton Possoupe at the Barcelona
Hackathon. This week I updated it with some more necessary characters by
The Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba keyboards were requested by User:HandsomeBoy
The keyboard for Ewe was requested by Felix Nartey.
Kartik Mistry was very helpful with reviewing the code for the keyboards,
and of course I thank all the developers of jquery.ime (
), the underlying technology
that was used to make them.
If you have any questions about these keyboards, or if you want to
request keyboard support for more languages, please reach out to me or
leave a note at the talk page:
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore
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