Lahu (and Akha) keyboard map for X11
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Lahu keyboard symbols for X

Description

Unicode version 5.1 provides the characters to represent the tones of Lahu (and Akha). They are currently:

/ ˉ /   high rising     U+02C9 MODIFIER LETTER MACRON
/ ˇ /   high falling    U+02C7 CARON
/   /   mid (no marking)
/ ˬ /   low falling     U+02EC MODIFIER LETTER VOICING
/ ˍ /   very low        U+02CD MODIFIER LETTER LOW MACRON
/ ˆ /   high checked    U+02C6 MODIFIER LETTER CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT
/ ꞈ /   low checked     U+A788 LETTER LOW CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT

The low checked tone was previously using U+F1E7 (and many used U+02F0 before that) but the current U+A788 has been accepted into Unicode for this specific purpose.

Installation

Place the keyboard script in your local xkb search path at $HOME/.xkb/symbols/lhu and then reference it at X startup. This is one way to do it:

setxkbmap -I$HOME/.xkb -option grp:shifts_toggle,grp_led:scroll "us,th,lhu" -print | xkbcomp -I$HOME/.xkb - $DISPLAY

This loads the US, Lahu and Thai keyboard maps and allows toggling them via the two Shift keys. The scroll lock indicator is used to indicate a non-default map.

Usage

The low tone marks are on the keys for '[', ']', and '' and the high marks are on '{', '}' and '|' (Shift'ed keys of low tones). The original characters can be obtained by using the Ctrl key in as well.

License

See LICENSE file.