Typing in Thai using a Thai keyboard involves using a keyboard layout that is specifically designed for the Thai script. The standard Thai keyboard layout is known as Kedmanee, and it is widely used in Thailand. Here's a brief guide on how to use a Thai keyboard:
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Kedmanee Thai Keyboard Layout:
- The main consonants are typed in the same way as the English alphabet. For example, typing "ก" gives you "k," "ข" gives you "k," and so on.
- To type the special characters or variations of consonants, you can use the keys surrounding the main consonant keys. For example, typing "ง" involves pressing the key to the right of "น."
- Vowels in Thai are usually typed after the consonants. For example, to type "า," you press the key to the right of "ล."
- Some vowels are typed above or below the consonant, and you can use specific keys for that.
- Tone Marks:
- Thai is a tonal language, and tone marks are used to indicate the tone of a syllable. Tone marks are typed after the vowels.
- The tone marks are usually typed using the keys on the top row of the keyboard.
- Numerals and Special Characters:
- Numerals and special characters are typically placed in the same locations as on an English keyboard. You can find them at the top and to the right of the main letter keys.
Switching Keyboard Layouts:
If you're using a computer with multiple keyboard layouts installed, you can switch between them using keyboard shortcuts. On Windows, it's usually "Alt + Shift," and on macOS, it's "Command + Space" or set through System Preferences.
For typing in Thai, you might also find it helpful to use software or online tools that provide on-screen keyboards, especially if you're not familiar with the Kedmanee layout. These tools often allow you to click on the characters to input them.
Remember that the instructions might vary slightly depending on your operating system and the specific Thai keyboard layout you are using.