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Syllabics Translator (Installation Instructions)

October 28, 2015

10 Minutes


About the author

Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness and growth with rural and remote communities. At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities in order to empower all people.

Our Inuktitut Syllabics Translator for Google Chrome will automatically convert Inuktitut syllabics in to Roman Orthography. Our reason for this extension is explored in this blog post. If you’re this far, you’re probably interested in installing it. Here’s how you can do so.

1. Ensure you run Google Chrome.
This extension will only run on Google Chrome. Ensure you have it by downloading it here. We are exploring the possibility of bringing this extension to Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer) and Firefox. Interested? Let us know so we know there would be some value.

2. Install the Extension.
Click on this link to visit the extension page. Click the big blue button that reads “ADD EXTENSION TO CHROME” in the top right corner.

syllabics translator in the chrome web store

You will be asked to confirm the installation and then notified once it is successful.

add syllabics translator pop up window for download

That was easy.

3. Report problems.
There may be issues with the translations as they occur on the fly. Please let us know so we can make this extension better!

4. Delete/Turn off the Extension.
Longing to see syllabics again? Click on the “Window” menu in Chrome, then “Extensions.” Simply uncheck the extension you want to disable. Click the garbage can if you want to remove it completely.

enabling window for syllabics translator

Note: This extension will only convert text. It will not work on images.

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