YNLC Keyboard Layouts

No More Fonts

It is now no longer necessary to use specialized fonts on Macintosh or Windows to type in Yukon Native languages. Many of the core fonts now work with the YNLC Unicode keyboards. More fonts will likely work over time. The relatively new Microsoft fonts Cambria (serif) and Calibri (sans-serif) work well for Word users on both platforms. The Yukon Native Language Centre no longer distributes unicode fonts and encourages use of standard fonts with the YNLC specialized keyboards.

Although no special font is needed, you do need to install a specialized keyboard layout for Windows or Macintosh to easily type Yukon Native languages. The keystrokes are the same for both platforms.

Macintosh OS X
YNLCkey.zip (6KB)
Windows 8 and 9
yukonkeylayout.zip (254KB)

Macintosh Quickstart

For full installation instructions go to the Macintosh Installation page. If you are familiar with installing keyboard layouts, download the tiny zip file, YNLCkey.zip, double-click to unpack the two files YNLCkey3.keylayout and YNLCkey3.icns, put them both in Library > Keyboard Layouts, log out and back in or restart, and use System Preferences to activate.

Windows Quickstart

For full installation instructions go to the Windows Installation page. This keyboard and installer have been tested on Windows 7 and 8. It has not been tested on Vista but may work. An older keyboard installer is available for XP.

On Windows 7 and 8 you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to install the keyboard layout. Run setup.exe. On the task bar (lower right) click the blue language icon and change the EN to CA. When you launch a text editor the language may switch back to EN requiring you to select CA again.


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Last updated 4 July 2014