Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://bit.ly/9lUfTq First, make sure your phone is running the latest version of the iOS operating system. If it’s not, connecting your phone to iTunes on your computer will give you a prompt to upgrade. If your phone is upgraded, first click on the gear-shaped “settings” icon on [...]
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Cherokee now included on iPhone keyboard By ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://bit.ly/9lUfTq Though the fifth-grade class at the Cherokee Nation Immersion School in Tahlequah use computers throughout the school day, their eyes light up when education services staff let them borrow iPhones. Within seconds they cluster [...]
Rachel and others at the Cherokee Nation Immersion School are the new keepers of their culture’s fire, carrying into the information age the Cherokee language and its syllabary, created by Sequoyah nearly two centuries ago.
Although the font was created through an agreement between the tribe and Apple Inc. a few years ago, the students have a new tool to help type the language: a keyboard overlay that replaces the letters of the English alphabet with those of the 85-character syllabary.