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My mother tongue is called Manipuri and we have a script called Meetei/Meitei Mayek.

I am trying to create a input keyboard for the script. Up till Android 5, the OS doesn't seem to support the script. However, on Android M, when I visit a site with the script, it displays properly (at least on Chrome for Android). I thought perhaps the OS now supports the script.

I then tried to create a keyboard mapped to the unicode for the characters but it ended up displaying boxes.

How can I figure out whether the script is natively supported on the OS?

[Updated: Figured out the script is supported because I can see proper characters now. I had chosen the wrong emulator and that was the reason why I saw the boxes. However I think this must not be the optimal way to check support]

  • Can you use Bengali keyboard for your tongue? – Lucky Sep 15 '15 at 14:34
  • We use to use Bengali script in the past but the original script is becoming more popular in the recent past. – ptamzz Sep 15 '15 at 15:04
  • There is already a keyboard for your language in play store. Have you tried this Meetei Mayek Keyboard plugin – Lucky Sep 15 '15 at 15:27
  • Yes I've tried this. I want to take advantage of the native support. This app must've bundled the font with the app. – ptamzz Sep 15 '15 at 15:30
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    @ptamzz in case you wonder about my edit of the title: "script" is a bit ambiguous here and might be confused with "development issues". – Izzy Sep 15 '15 at 17:20

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