Afia Obinim, Wednesday. August 2, 2006

Akan Keyboard

Windows


Keyboard prepared with Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator (http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx). Click the download link to download and install the keyboard.


Mac OS X


Download the kasahorow Mac OS X keyboard.


Ubuntu Linux


Ubuntu Linux as of version 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) comes with the Akan keyboard.


Instructions



  • Go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard

  • Choose Layouts

  • Press Add... to add the secondary keyboard layout. Select Ghana from the Available layouts. Select Akan.

    NB: It is simpler to have two layouts; the maximum is currently four for Xorg.

  • Choose Layout Options

  • Expand option Group Shift/Lock behaviour

  • Choose the key combination that enables you to switch between keyboard layouts. The default is by pressing both Alt keys at the same time. A common alternative is to use Alt+Shift.

  • Press Close.


To add the keyboard layout indicator to your Ubuntu desktop bar



  • Right-click on empty space on the top panel so that you see the pop-up menu.

  • Click Add to Panel...

  • Choose Keyboard Indicator (it is under the Utilities section, at the end)


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