Azerbaijani (Azeri) Keyboard

Azerbaijani (Azeri) can be written using either the Latin or Cyrillic script. Both scripts have been historically used, and the choice often depends on personal preference, historical factors, or the specific context in which the language is being used.

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Latin Script (Azerbaijani Latin Alphabet):

The Latin script is the most commonly used script for Azerbaijani today. It was officially adopted in 1991, following Azerbaijan's independence from the Soviet Union. The Azerbaijani Latin script is based on the Turkish Latin alphabet with some modifications to accommodate specific Azerbaijani sounds.

Cyrillic Script (Azerbaijani Cyrillic Alphabet):

The Cyrillic script was historically used for Azerbaijani, particularly during the Soviet period. The Azerbaijani Cyrillic script is similar to the Russian Cyrillic script with some additional characters for specific Azerbaijani sounds. However, it is less common in contemporary usage.

Choosing Between Them:

  • Contemporary Usage: The Latin script is the most commonly used and widely accepted script for Azerbaijani in contemporary contexts.
  • Historical Context: The choice between scripts may also be influenced by historical factors or personal connections to different periods of Azerbaijani history.
  • Education and Technology: The Latin script is often more convenient for modern technology and international communication, given its compatibility with standard keyboards and digital systems.
  • Personal Preference: Some individuals may have a personal preference for one script over the other based on aesthetics, ease of use, or other reasons.

When setting up your computer for Azerbaijani typing, you can choose the specific script in the operating system settings. On Windows and macOS, you can add the Azerbaijani language and keyboard layout in the control panel or system preferences. On Linux, you can configure the keyboard layout through system settings or configuration files.

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