Tem Kɩ́mankʊ́

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About this app

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With this keyboard installed you can easily type in Tem, English and French without switching keyboards. It's a system keyboard, so it can be used in WhatsApp, Facebook, or any application that supports Unicode (will not work for plain text messages).

Since the large majority of Tem villages are in Togo, the base keyboard is AZERTY, like French, but the keys for special Tem letters are on the top row for vowels ɛ ʊ ɩ ɔ and letters ç ɖ ŋ. On the right side of the keyboard are diacritic marks [_ ́_ ̀_ ̈ _ ̂ _] (up and down accent, umlaut, circumflex) and these are typed after any base letter.

This keyboard was developed for ABTem in collaboration with SIL International and was initially launched by the Tem Language Committee (CLTem) at the Sokodé Affaires Sociales on June 30, 2017 and has been successfully used on many phones from Android 4.4 through Android 10.

This keyboard can be used for free, but we cannot guarantee it will work with all phones, and we cannot offer technical assistance. If you have questions or comments you may write to the President of the CLTem, pres.cltem@gmail.com.

Thanks to "Ɖáwʊɖa Ɖáárʊ" who designed the keyboard layout, Michael who compiled the Android application and both Ɖáwʊɖa and Michael who put this keyboard on the Play store.

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0. Click Download from here in Google Play store
1. Open your phone Settings
2. Select "General Management"
3. Select "Language and input"
4. Select "On-screen keyboard"
5. Select "Manage keyboards"
6. Turn on "Tem Kɩ́mankʊ́" switch to activate the keyboard
7. Click "OK" for the warning message
8. Verify that Tem Kɩ́mankʊ́ is listed under "On-screen keyboard" and if you wish then also select it as your "Default keyboard"
9. From inside any app, when the keyboard is open, click in the lower right corner to change keyboards.
10. Select the Tem keyboard, and turn on "Show Keyboard button" on the navigation bar so that you can easily change keyboards if needed. This is also where to change back to your normal keyboard.
Updated on
May 8, 2020

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What's new

This version 1.1 is the first release of the Tem Keyboard on Google Play. We hope this makes it easier to install and share with your friends. Now you can use one keyboard for English, French and Tem.
This Tem Keyboard has been successfully used on hundreds of phones since it's initial release in June 2017. The keyboard was developed in partnership between SIL and the Tem Language Committee (CLTem).