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Avant WorldSpeak Writing Input Guide

Avant WorldSpeak User Guides

Overview

If an Avant test includes a writing section a virtual keyboard may be needed for typing appropriate characters. Please read below to determine which steps, if any, must be completed prior to testing.

Languages That DON'T Need A Keyboard Loaded

Special Character Box
Example of character box available in test
English, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Ilocano, Italian, Somali Maay & Maxaa, Spanish, Yup'ik


For the languages listed above, the test will include a character box where the appropriate symbols and accented letters are included and can be clicked. No additional action is required to set up a virtual keyboard for these languages.

Languages That DO Need A Keyboard Loaded

Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Chinese (Mandarin) Simplified & Traditional, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Tamil, Vietnamese


The languages listed above all require that a virtual keyboard is loaded. A standard keyboard will be used to type characters corresponding with the virtual keyboard. There are a couple options for activating these virtual keyboards.

Google Input Tools

Option 1: Using Google Chrome's Input Tools

A quick and easy solution for loading a web-based virtual keyboard if you are using the Google chrome browser. Please follow the steps on this page.

Option 2: Computer's Built-In Virtual Keyboard

Most computer operating systems include virtual language keyboards found in the control panel or computer settings. Click on the links below to see detailed instructions for your operating system:

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Operating System Logos

Printed Keyboard Layouts & On-Screen Keyboards

Test takers are allowed to have a printed copy of their keyboard layout or use an on-screen keyboard during the test. We allow this exception to the "no paper" rule as long as test takers do not have access to a pen or pencil to write anything on it. Keyboard layouts and steps to use on-screen keyboards are provided in the operating system specific guides above.

On-Screen Keyboards

Updated August 2018

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