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Berik IPA Keyboard Layout

Existing Resources

The standard orthography of the Berik language is a subset of the standard Latin alphabet, and would likely use the same keyboard layout as the Indonesian orthography, which is also a subset of the Latin alphabet. Thus, Berik speakers would likely use the standard English keyboard layout.


We chose to model our IPA keyboard after the English QWERTY layout. Letters that are in the subset of the Latin alphabet used in Berik orthography were placed at their location on the QWERTY keyboard. Similar characters to those in the Latin alphabet, i.e. Latin characters with diacritics, were generally placed close to the corresponding Latin letter, subject to space availability. We decided to include period as a character that requires pressing SHIFT since it is less common than the stress marker, the character mapped to the same key without pressing SHIFT.