MESC Learning Services, in collaboration with Eddie Santos from Alt Labs at the University of Alberta, and Craig Cornelius, Software Engineer at Google, are pleased to announce the successful integration of Plains Cree syllabics into Google Chrome. This is a historic first, and we are thrilled that MESC played a role in the preservation and promotion of Nehiyawewin ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ for Maskwacis and anyone interested in learning Plains Cree syllabics in the world.
We encourage the installation of Plains Cree syllabics on Chromebooks in MESC to strengthen the leading, teaching and learning of Nehiyawewin. To do this, simply download the extension from the Chrome Webstore (Google Input Tools extension). Mac and Windows users now have access to a simpler option for typing syllabics using this same extension on their Chrome browsers. Please contact Ed Tech if you have any questions or require assistance.
A special thank you to Eddie Santos for providing the following instructional videos to support the installation and basic use of the Plains Cree syllabics on Google Chrome.
Note: As this is a new tool, current testing shows that it works best on the following platforms: MacOS, Chromebook, Google Chrome browser for Windows OS using a personal Google account.