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Cree Fonts – Quick Installation Guide (view the full page by clicking here)
Two (2) things are required in either Macintosh or Windows operating systems in order to type in Cree syllabics: (1) both a font (for the different character shapes) and (2) a keyboard (providing an input method of typing those shapes). Today’s standards require Unicode fonts.
Most people today type using the roman keyboard where each cree character corresponds to a series of roman characters on the QWERTY keyboard. Some people still use the creeboard where each cree character corresponds to only key (on the QWERTY keyboard)
The following PACKAGES provide a keyboard that will work with ALL Unicode syllabic fonts that are presently available. (Note: These are the free versions and may not work with all applications).
Package for Macintosh:
Download FREE BASIC Package for Macintosh computers, Mac OS X (10.3) and up
This package works on (Mac) OS X starting with 10.3 (Panther). It is free, and you use the installation instructions here: How to Set Up Cree Fonts on Mac.
Packages for Windows:
Download FREE BASIC Package for PC computers, Windows 7 and up
Keyman Desktop (Light or Professional) is currently the only reliable method for keyboarding Cree syllabics on Windows Vista or Windows 7.If you just need a syllabic font you can download our BJCree Uni font files.