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Ivory Coast Keyboard no gymnastics

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I am very pleased to present the 'Ivorian Keyboard' on public repos pour rpm and deb based linux distributions. (Others like Arch, Alpine, Gentoo may follow). This keyboard allows 'easy' typing (without doing finger gymnastics) of Ivorian languages. Many multilingual keyboards require key combinations that interrupt the 'flow' of typing. This keyboard for the most common characters allows the hands to remain positioned normally on the keyboard. In addition capital and small case have the same 'movements' facilitating muscle memory.

Appropriate fonts for Bambara, Jula (and other Manding languages)

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Noto Sans ka ɲi ani Nunito ma ɲi dɛ! The internet is international, but not the case of all fonts.footnote [With the advent of digital typography, "font" is frequently synonymous with "typeface". Each style is in a separate "font file"—for instance, the typeface "Bulmer" may include the fonts "Bulmer roman", "Bulmer", "Bulmer bold" and "Bulmer extended"—but the term "font" might be applied either to one of these alone or to the whole typeface.

Web fonts for Mande languages

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List of all (Google) web fonts that are usable with Mande languages.[1] Table 1. Complete list of (Google) Web fonts for Mande languages. Noto Sans Istok Web![1] Source Sans Pro.[1] Noto Serif Fira Sans Fira Sans Condensed Fira Sans Extra Condensed Arimo

Font sanity check for Bambara, Jula (and other manding languages)

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The internet is international, but not all fonts can display characters from Afrian languages. Here is a page where you can check out how a font looks and if it will display the necessary characters used in Manding languages.

Ankataa

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An expert linguist providing online courses, in depth research as well an awesome Youtube channel for learning basic Jula and Bambara. Great for Jula learniers in Ivory Coast. (Just substitute 'ka' for ye, and 'le' or 'lo' for 'don'…​ and a few others but after all this is mandenkan!) Web site:Ankataa Youtube channel:Na baro kɛ