Tamil Letters Keyboard

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Click on the virama, called halant in Hindi (diacritic in the center) to delete the inherent vowel a.

example: जन्म (janma: birth) is written with 4 characters ज न ् म( ja + na + virama + ma)


To type directly with the computer keyboard:

  • Use the capital to type the letters subscribed with a dot below: T, Th, D, Dh, N, R, Rh, L, S
  • Type G for ng & J for ñ
  • Type sh or ç for ś
  • Special characters: Type jJ for ज्ञ ; kS for क्ष ; sk for स्क
  • Type aa, ii, uu (or A, I, U) for the long vowels ā, ī, ū
  • Type -r and -ri for ri and rī
  • Type -l and -li for li and lī
  • Type M for ं (anusvara) & MM for ँ (candra bindu)
  • Type H for ः (visarga)
  • Type = four ़ (nukta): dot below
  • Type _ for ॒ (anudatta) and __ for ॑ (udatta)
  • Type / or | for । (danda)
  • Type ' (apostrophe) for ऽ (avagraha)
  • Type O, OM (capitals) for ॐ
  • Type eee, eeee and ooo, oooo to add the diacritics ॅॆ (candra & short)
  • Type x to make a half consonnant; example: type sx for स्‍
  • Type xx to prevent conjunct forms; example: type kxxS for क्‌ष्

Download & install the font Chandas

Copy [Ctrl]+[C] & Paste [Ctrl]+[V]