Armenian Keyboard Layouts

Introduction

These free keyboard layouts for iOS (iPad, iPod, iPhone) and macOS make it easy to type in the Armenian language.

1. Every letter and punctuation mark is directly accessible. (For numeric characters, one must use the numeric keypad or use another keyboard mapping.)

2. The arrangement is phonetic and resembles the English QWERTY layout. Anyone who touch types in English and is familiar with Armenian phonology will be able to touch type within a few minutes.

Note the following design choices:
շ is near the s and on the 2
է is near the e
ռ is near the r
ֆ is near the f and on the 5 (f)
ժ is near the j
ք is near the k
ղ (the glottal l) is near the l
օ is near the o


Armenian Keyboard Layout for iOS

Get the Armenian iOS keyboard:

1. Go to the AppStore and install Unicode Pad Pro on your iOS device. Pay the $4.99. It is totally worth the price. Respect to Mr. Ziga Kranjec for his fantastic work.

2. Download the Armenian keyboard from within the app or from here (they are the same): Armenian RT.UnicodeMapsKeyboard (2K file)

3. Go to the Settings app > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard... > Unicode Pro (under “Third-Party Keyboards”) > Edit > (drag your keyboard into the desired position).

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Armenian RT Keyboard layout for iOS


Armenian Keyboard Layouts for macOS

Get the Armenian macOS keyboards:

1. Download this file: Armenian-RT.dmg (40 KB Mac OS X disk image)

2. Follow
these instructions on how to install and use.

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Armenian RT Keyboard layout for macOS

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Armenian Olympia Keyboard layout for macOS