Purpose of this guide
This guide will explain how to configure your Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) operating system to be able to write using the Armenian alphabet.
Your Mac OS X operating system ships with built-in support for Unicode, an encoding standard that allows your computer to handle texts in most of the world's writing systems. Because Unicode supports the Armenian script, your Mac OS X comes pre-installed with Armenian script support.
Viewing Armenian text
Viewing documents or websites in the Armenian script does not require configuring your Mac OS X. For example, you should be able to read the following text:
«Ուզո՞ւմ ես գուշակել, տեսնել մի ժողովրդի ապագան՝ նայի՛ր նրա երիտասարդութեան։»
Writing in the Armenian script
To be able to write in the Armenian script, you must configure your Mac OS X with an Armenian input source. This in effect converts your existing keyboard to an Armenian one. For example, it can replace the “A” key with the Armenian letter “Ա”.
Switching between Input Languages (using your mouse):
A flag icon in the menu bar (next to the time) displays the currently selected keyboard layout. To change it, do the following:
Switching between Input Languages (using keyboard shortcuts):
You might find it more convenient to use your keyboard to switch between layouts as you're typing.
Viewing the keyboard layout
To help you learn the location of Armenian letters on your keyboard, follow these instructions: