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  1. About the Thai Script
  2. Fonts
  3. Test Page
  4. Thai Keyboard Utilities
    1. Windows Keyboards for Typing
    2. Macintosh Keyboards for Typing
    3. Mobile Keyboards
  5. Web Development
    1. Language Code: th
  6. Thai Unicode Chart (New Page)
  7. Links

About the Script

The Thai script (อักษรไทย) is a syllabic alphabet much like those of India. It consists of consonants with vowel signs. Unlike the scripts of India, the consonant symbol used depends on the tone assigned to the syllable. For more information on the script, see the following pages.

Fonts for Thai

Fonts by Platform

These fonts are available by default on Wiondows and Mac.

Additional Fonts

Additional freeware fonts can be downloaded from from the sites below. Note that not all these fonts may work on System 9 for Macintosh, but will work in Windows and OS X .

Test Pages

If you have your browser configured correctly, the Web sites below should display the correct characters. If you have difficulties, see list below for font and browser configuration instructions.

www.f0nt.com (Thai typography)

If this site is not displaying correctly, see the Browser Setup page for debugging information.

Thai Keyboard Utilities

Kedmanee vs. Pattachote Layouts

Two layouts - Kedmanee and Pattachote - are available for Thai. The Kedmanee layout is more commonly used in Thailand, but the Pattachote layout may be more efficient.

Windows Keyboards

Modern versions of Windows include the Kedmanee and Pattachote options for keyboard utilities. See the information below or information on how to activate and use them.

Macintosh Keyboards

Two Thai keyboards, Thai (or Thai-Kedamanee in older versions) and Thai PattaChote are available from Apple.

See the Macintosh Keyboard Instructions for details on how to activate the keyboards.

Mobile

iPhone/iPad

iOS devices include a Monotonic Greek keyboard, but a user needs to either install a separate keyboard app or use a physical Bluetooth keyboard which has more options.

iOS does include the right fonts to display Polytonic Greek.

Droid

Thai keyboard apps are available on the Google Play store.

Web Development

This section presents information specific to Korean. For general information about developing non-English Web sites, see the Encoding Tutorial or the Web Layout sections.

Historical Encodings

Unicode (utf-8) is the preferred encoding for Web sites. However, the following historic encodings may still be encountered.

Language Tags

Language Tags allow browsers and other software to process text more efficiently.

Links

NOTE: Free downloads not tested

Thai Script

Thai Unicode Fonts

Keyboard Layout/Setup

Macintosh

Linux/Unix

Thai Computing

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