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Unicode Entity Codes for the Tamil Script

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Use these codes if you need to insert a word or short phrase within a multilingual text. Go to the About the Codes section to see how they are implemented.

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  1. Vowels
  2. Consonants
  3. Tamil Signs (Diacritics/Punctuation)
  4. Symbols and Numerals
  5. About the Codes

These charts show basic characters only. Check the latest Unicode charts to look for any additions to this block.

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Vowels

Tamil Vowel Entity Codes
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
TAMIL LETTER AOption+0B85ALT+2949அ
TAMIL LETTER AAOption+0B86ALT+2950ஆ
TAMIL LETTER IOption+0B87ALT+2951இ
TAMIL LETTER IIOption+0B88ALT+2952ஈ
TAMIL LETTER UOption+0B89ALT+2953உ
TAMIL LETTER UUOption+0B8AALT+2954ஊ
TAMIL LETTER EOption+0B8EALT+2958எ
TAMIL LETTER EEOption+0B8FALT+2959ஏ
TAMIL LETTER AIOption+0B90ALT+2960ஐ
TAMIL LETTER OOption+0B92ALT+2962ஒ
TAMIL LETTER OOOption+0B93ALT+2963ஓ
TAMIL LETTER AUOption+0B94ALT+2964ஔ

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Consonants

Tamil Consonant Entity Codes
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
TAMIL LETTER KAOption+0B95ALT+2965க
TAMIL LETTER NGAOption+0B99ALT+2969ங
TAMIL LETTER CAOption+0B9AALT+2970ச
TAMIL LETTER JAOption+0B9CALT+2972ஜ
TAMIL LETTER NYAOption+0B9EALT+2974ஞ
TAMIL LETTER TTAOption+0B9FALT+2975ட
TAMIL LETTER NNAOption+0BA3ALT+2979ண
TAMIL LETTER TAOption+0BA4ALT+2980த
TAMIL LETTER NAOption+0BA8ALT+2984ந
TAMIL LETTER NNNAOption+0BA9ALT+2985ன
TAMIL LETTER PAOption+0BAAALT+2986ப
TAMIL LETTER MAOption+0BAEALT+2990ம
TAMIL LETTER YAOption+0BAFALT+2991ய
TAMIL LETTER RAOption+0BB0ALT+2992ர
TAMIL LETTER RRAOption+0BB1ALT+2993ற
TAMIL LETTER LAOption+0BB2ALT+2994ல
TAMIL LETTER LLAOption+0BB3ALT+2995ள
TAMIL LETTER LLLAOption+0BB4ALT+2996ழ
TAMIL LETTER VAOption+0BB5ALT+2997வ
TAMIL LETTER SSAOption+0BB7ALT+2999ஷ
TAMIL LETTER SAOption+0BB8ALT+3000ஸ
TAMIL LETTER HAOption+0BB9ALT+3001ஹ

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Tamil Signs and Punctuations

Note: When codes for combining signs are inputted, they are placed on the adjacent letter. The signs are displayed with a supporting

Tamil Signs/Punctuation
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
TAMIL SIGN ANUSVARA
(not used in Tamil)
கஂOption+0B82ALT+2946ஂ
TAMIL SIGN VISARGAகஃOption+0B83ALT+2947ஃ
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN AAகாOption+0BBEALT+3006ா
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN IகிOption+0BBFALT+3007ி
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN IIகீOption+0BC0ALT+3008ீ
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN UகுOption+0BC1ALT+3009ு
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN UUகூOption+0BC2ALT+3010ூ
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN EகெOption+0BC6ALT+3014ெ
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN EEகேOption+0BC7ALT+3015ே
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN AIகைOption+0BC8ALT+3016ை
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN OகொOption+0BCAALT+3018ொ
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN OOகோOption+0BCBALT+3019ோ
TAMIL VOWEL SIGN AUகௌOption+0BCCALT+3020ௌ
TAMIL SIGN VIRAMAக்Option+0BCDALT+3021்
TAMIL AU LENGTH MARKகௗOption+0BD7ALT+3031ௗ

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Symbols and Numerals

Tamil Symbols and Numerals
Character Name Character OS X Option Code Win XP ALT Code Entity Hex Entity
TAMIL DIGIT ONEOption+0BE7ALT+3047௧
TAMIL DIGIT TWOOption+0BE8ALT+3048௨
TAMIL DIGIT THREEOption+0BE9ALT+3049௩
TAMIL DIGIT FOUROption+0BEAALT+3050௪
TAMIL DIGIT FIVEOption+0BEBALT+3051௫
TAMIL DIGIT SIXOption+0BECALT+3052௬
TAMIL DIGIT SEVENOption+0BEDALT+3053௭
TAMIL DIGIT EIGHTOption+0BEEALT+3054௮
TAMIL DIGIT NINEOption+0BEFALT+3055௯
TAMIL NUMBER TENOption+0BF0ALT+3056௰
TAMIL NUMBER ONE HUNDREDOption+0BF1ALT+3057௱
TAMIL NUMBER ONE THOUSANDOption+0BF2ALT+3058௲
TAMIL DAY SIGN Option+0BF3 ALT+#3059; ௳
TAMIL MONTH SIGN Option+0BF4 ALT+#3060; ௴
TAMIL YEAR SIGN Option+0BF5 ALT+#3061; ௵
TAMIL DEBIT SIGN Option+0BF6 ALT+#3062; ௶
TAMIL CREDIT SIGN Option+0BF7 ALT+#3063; ௷
TAMIL AS ABOVE SIGN Option+0BF8 ALT+#3064; ௸
TAMIL RUPEE SIGN Option+0BF9 ALT+#3065; ௹
TAMIL NUMBER SIGN Option+0BFA ALT+#3066; ௺

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About The Codes

Use these codes if you need to insert a word or short phrase within a multilingual text.

Declare Unicode Encoding

The codes listed below are valid for Unicode HTML pages only, and may not work on very old browsers. To make your page a Unicode page, add the following meta tag to the <head> portion of your document.

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
...
<head>

If you forget to include this tag, then some browsers, such as Netscape 4.7, may not display the characters properly.

XHTML

The final close slash must be included after the final quote mark in the encoding header tag if you are using XHTML

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
...
<head>

No Encoding Declared

If no encoding is declared, then the browser uses the default setting, which in the U.S. is typically Latin-1. In that case many Unicode characters could be displayed incorrectly. Also, older browsers such as Netscape 4.7 may not be able to process the entity codes correctly without the "utf-8" declaration.

Using the Entity Codes

The Unicode numeric entity codes can be expressed as either decimal numbers or hexadecimal numbers. When codes for combining signs are inputted, they are placed on the adjacent letter.

For instance, the decimal version of the Tamil /tamiɹ/ (தமிழ்) would be
&#2980;&#2290;&#3007;&#2996;&#3379;&#3021;

The hexadecimal version of Tamil /tamiɹ/ (தமிழ்) is
&#x0BA4;&#x0BAE;&#x0BBF;&#x0BB4;&#x0BCD;
Note that the hexadecimal numbers include x as part of the code.

Note that there are no specific codes for conjunct consonants. Unicode Tamil fonts and Unicode text editors will theoretically handle the display of conjunct consonants.

Windows Word Numeric Alt Codes

Use ALT plus the decimal version of any code to input it into a Windows document.

Note: These work only in Word 2003+ for Windows. Users with other software or versions of Windows may wish to use the Character Map instead.

OS X Option Codes

If an application supports the Unicode Hex input Keyboard, then use Option plus the hexadecimal number.

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 30-Jun-2015 15:54:31 EDT