Microsoft Inuktitut Keyboard
This keyboard produces Unicode characters
Instructions for installation in Microsoft Windows environment
Using the regular control panel function for fonts.
Make sure you have a Unicode Syllabic font installed. (Such as Pigiarniq, Euphemia, NunacomU, Ballymun or Andale Mono from Monotype.)
Pigiarniq is downloadable from http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut/English/font
This exe file prepares your computer to be able to install the keyboard, which is then done using the regular control panel function.
(This file can be downloaded from: http://www.multedata.ca/.) This file can be run directly on Windows NT and 2000.
When running on Windows XP, you need to right click on this file and select Properties/Compatibility.
Choose "Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 2000". Say OK.
Add new keyboard
Open the Keyboard control panel (Start/Settings/Control Panel)
Go to the "Input locales tab"
Pick a keyboard language - English (Canadian) is fine
[Indonesian is also good and has the advantage that the two char form is "IN".]
Be sure to clear the checkbox marked "Use default properties for this input locale"
In the dialog that pops up, choose the "Inuktitut Nunacom" keyboard layout.
(if this does not appear, you may need to reboot, then come back to this point)
OK your way out of the control panel.
In the task bar icon tray at the bottom right you should now have an indicator with "EN" [or "IN" if you choose Indonesian] on it.
Click this icon and it should pop up indicating your current keyboard as well as one with the Inuktitut Nunacom layout. Choose the Nunacom layout.
Push CAPS LOCK to enable the Inuktitut layouts. Using Shift, Alt + Shift, Ctl + Shift provides 3 additional keyboard levels.
Windows XP Installation Trick
There is a bit of a compatibility trick when installing the keyboard on Windows XP. Right-click on the setup module 'kbdiu.exe'. Select "Properties / Compatibility".
Then check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode". Then select "Windows 2000" from the drop-down box.
After this is done you can run the 'kbdiu.exe', and following approximately the same procedure as on Windows 2000 -
On Windows XP keyboards are added in the control panels under "Regional and Language Options/Text Services and Input Languages/Settings/Add".