Apr 28 2005

Konyin, Nigeria’s Multilingual Keyboard, Hits Market May

Published by at April 28, 2005 11:05 pm under General

For all those who hate the way their names are being mutilated as a result of the inadequacy of the currently available computer keyboards, a solution to such name mutilation is now in sight.

As from May, 2005, Konyin, the multilingual Computer keyboard would be on sale throughout the country. The keyboard contains not just the naira sign, but also all the alphabets of Nigerian languages.

Speaking in Lagos, officials of Lancor Technologies, including the Managing Director, Mr. George Van-Lare and the CTO, Engineer Olukayode Oluwole, who is also the inventor of the keyboard says eight years of intensive research had produced various versions of the product with the present 4th edition being the final. It accommodates all Nigerian languages and not just those of the three big ethnic groups.

The keyboard is capable of typing tonal marks and ascents, diacritical marks and characters, of more than 400 Nigerian languages.

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