Free keyboarding software for writing NAVLIPI is available for PCs. (Mac-compatible software is coming soon!) It is intended for incorporation into Microsoft Word or other word processors.
Here’s what’s involved:
The software at present comes as the following five (5) different, language-specific “keyboards”. These keyboards are all usable simultaneously once the software is installed and the user can freely toggle between them at will. (Additional keyboards, e.g. one for West African languages, will be added in the future.)
These language-specific keyboards are pre-selected from a menu prior to starting to type. This selection is made outside the word processor. This uses a platform provided by Keyman (Tavultesoft). The screen to select a keyboard looks like this:
Each keyboard is further available in five (5) “fonts”, approximating Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, Calibri and a Script-type font. These further fonts are selected from the font menu within the word processor, much as one might select Arimageial or Times New Roman in Microsoft Word. One can also of course select the font size for the font chosen, again from the word processor’s menu, as done normally with other fonts. For Microsoft Word, the font-selection screens would look like this:
The software is less than 1 MB in size and takes just about five minutes to install. When you receive the software, you will also receive detailed installation instructions and a key valid for a single license.