If you want to type in Yoruba or Igbo language on your mobile phone, you will be excited to hear that quite a number of keyboard apps now have support for both languages. Oh glory!
Yes; you can now type in Yoruba with a numberr of different keyboards that are available from your phone’s app store. And if Igbo is your choice typing language, these same keyboard apps support it too.
Now you can bang (sorry, swipe) away in Igbo and Yoruba languages as easily as you could do in English. Well done, Swiftkey.
To type in Yoruba or Igbo languages with SwiftKey Keyboard
To use either language, download and install Swiftkey on your Android device, then go to Settings -> Language and Input: select your preferred language, in this case Igbo or Yoruba. That’s it.
To type in Igbo or Yoruba languages with TouchPal keyboard
You can also use TouchPal keyboard for typing in Igbo or Yoruba. Some users swear that TouchPal is the best application for typing Yorùbá language on your smartphone, you can easily download a plugin right from the app to start typing in Yorùbá. To input letters with accents, long tap each letter to pop-up its accented version.
To type in Yoruba or Igbo languages with Google Keyboard (Gboard)
Google Keyboard for Android now supports both Igbo and Yoruba languages. To set either one up, first install the app, then go to your phone settings > Languages & input > Current keyboard, and select Gboard.
Then go back and tap Manage keyboards > Settings > Add keyboard: use the search icon and type “Yoruba” or “Igbo” and select your preferred language, Yoruba or Igbo. That is it.
PS: Thanks to EyeBeeKay for the tip!
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