Read and write traditional Indonesian scripts on iPhone and iPad

The Aksara Nusantara app provides fonts and keyboards for traditional Indonesian scripts that can be installed for use in any text app on your iPhone or iPad. The supported scripts are Balinese, Batak, Javanese, Kawi, Lontara’ (Buginese), Makasar, Rejang, and Sundanese. Use the fonts and keyboards to read and write these scripts in Safari, Messages, Mail, Notability, Pages, and more. Installation instructions are included.

Here’s some information on where and for which languages these scripts have been used (languages in gray are not supported in this app):

BalineseBali, LombokBalinese, Kawi, Sasak, Sanskrit
BatakSumatraKaro, Mandailing, Pakpak, Simalungun, Toba
JavaneseJava, Bali, Lombok, MaduraJavanese, Kawi, Madurese, Malay, Sanskrit, Sasak, Sundanese
KawiJava, Bali, Borneo, Luzon, SumatraOld Balinese, Old Javanese, Old Sundanese, Old Malay, Sanskrit
Lontara’Sulawesi, Flores, SumbawaBuginese, Makassarese, Mandar, Bima, Ende, Sumbawa
RejangSumatraMalay, Bengkulu, Rejang
SundaneseJavaSundanese, Old Sundanese

The keyboards and iOS/iPadOS are designed to protect your privacy: The keyboards can send text you type only to the apps within which they are used; nowhere else. They do not access any other of your data.

As an example, here’s the primary keyboard layer for Kawi for iPhone, which provides the most commonly used Kawi characters:

Kawi keyboard for iPhone

Questions? See the support page.

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