[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] more minority language mobile phone keyboards

Randy LaPolla randy.lapolla at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 09:08:32 UTC 2021

Hi Nathan,
Thanks, that is great news, but for people in China, where Google Play is blocked, is there another way they can download the app? A colleague who works with Wa communities would like to have that app in particular, but I can imagine the Zhuang would also like to access the Zhuang version. 


Happy Niu Year,

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> On 13 Feb 2021, at 7:18 PM, Nathan Hill <nh36 at soas.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues, 
> I am happy to announce that working with relevant community members for each language, Julien Bayley and I have now added Thadou, two orthographies of Wa, and standard Zhuang to the Microsoft Swiftkey mobile phone keyboard app. They appear in the app as follows. 
> Kuki (Thadou)
> Vahcuengh
> Wa (China) \ Loux Vāx (Joung Gox)
> Wa (Myanmar) \ Loux Vax (Meung Man)
> SwiftKey can be downloaded at Google Play or Apple's App Store. Please help us to spread this news among Wa, Zhuang, and Thadou speakers. 
> With help from many of you we had previously added Paite, Hruso, Hani, Galo, and Anong. We are eager to add more Asian minority languages. If you work with a language community that does not have a mobile phone predictive keyboard, please get in touch. 
> very best, 
> Nathan
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