Load the Tavultesoft keyboard program. (It may be
preprogrammed to launch automatically at Windows Startup.
Toggle the keyboard profile to "ON". You will then see
'Y' on the Task Bar at the bootom of your computer screen.
Select the "Font" to YorubaOK in your Word Processor
program and select the desired font size. You are now ready to begin
To input the accent/diacritic marks
after the vowels (and m or n ) to input the acute sign ( ' )
to input the grave sign ( ` )
macron (sometimes required on letters "m" and "n"
for the underbar (preferable to the under
dot used when required with the
letters "e", "o" and "s".
for the low-rising tone mark ( v )
Use ' Shift + ^ ' for the Naira symbol
(you need to have installed YorubaOK.ttf to
view the following Yoruba text correctly)
Type an "e", see an "e"
Type a "c" immediately after, see an " é "
Type A d e followed by "c" and you get
Type O "v" b a
Type E "zv" k o "cv"
Type I s "v" e "cv"
have to type the "c" or "z" first to insert the accent mark then
followed by the "v" for letters requiring the underbar to obtain the
desired composite character (i.e type the letter "e" or "o" then "cv"
or "zv" as indicated. Putting the "v" first will not work)
English (or other) keyboard can be clicked on or off for
entering non-Yoruba passages to the text. However, in case the user does
not want to take the time to toggle the task bar to input one or two
words, the letters c,q,v,x and z appear correctly if they have a dash
typed in first. Thus "Victoria" could be entered as
"Vi-ctoria" at the keyboard and it
will be stored in the document correctly.
This package, with the exception of the keyboard program
(keyman32) from SIL International, was developed by Mr.James Kass with a
little help from my humble self. If you find it useful and feel inclined
to you may send a short ( or long) thank you note to
As for me, A kìí dúpë ara çni
or in our trade mark color
code to enhance
recognition of the changing
tone in pronounciation
dúpë ara çni
our website often, e-mail suggestions for improvement, and buy our book
Ìwé Kïnní 1 Book One
Fún àwôn ômôdé Children’s Edition
Please feel free to
distribute this program as long as the html sheet – YorubaOK.htm is
In summary, the three
important download files you need to install are:
1. YorubaOK.ttf 2.
YorubaOK.kmx and 3. keyman6-0-164-0.exe
....... and you
are in business. You can go ahead and publish your Yoruba book or novel.
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