Online Thai Keyboard

The online Thai Keyboard will help you type in Thai even if it is not installed on your computer. Access it from anywhere to type your message or to help you learn how to write in the Thai language.

About the Online Thai Keyboard

This online Thai keyboard uses a layout known as the Thai Kedmanee keyboard and is the standard Thai language keyboard layout. Because Thai is a mono-case alphabet and there are so many letters, the shift key works to change between different sets of letters.

This online text keyboard is a great tool for student writers. It allows you to input text and then you can copy and paste it into your word processing program. This keyboard also includes many special characters that will save you time and frustration when typing those tough words.

If you don’t have a device that can type Thai letters you can use this online Thai keyboard

It originated from the Thai typewriters introduced in the 1920s to replace older seven-row machines. This was known as the traditional layout until the 1970s. At that time it was named after its designer Suwanprasert Ketmanee (สุวรรณประเสริฐ เกษมณี). This was to distinguish it from the new alternative Thai Pattachote keyboard layout. It is the default Thai computer keyboard that comes pre-installed.

Online keyboards are now widely available and can be used by anyone, including those who are visually impaired. They allow for quick typing of text, easy access to menus and app icons, and more. Not every device can handle the Thai language so this online tool offers an alternative when you need to be able to write in the Thai language.

About the Thai Alphabet

The Thai Alphabet is composed of the symbols used to write the many languages spoken in Thailand, including standard Thai, Southern Thai, and the Issan dialect.

The Thai language has no capital or lower case letters.

There are 72 letters in total in the Thai alphabet has 44 consonant symbols (พยัญชนะ), 16 vowel symbols (สระ) that come together into at least 32 vowel forms and four tone diacritics (วรรณยุกต์).

6 characters (2 consonants and 4 vowels) are no longer used, and the government proposed around 2015 that the letters no longer be taught as part of the school lessons. This caused a lot of backlash from the community. The government dropped the proposal about the unused letters.

Consonants are written in a horizontal line from left to right, just as in English. Vowels that come after a consonant in speech are written above, below, to the left, or its right.

The Thai alphabet was probably copied from or at least influenced by the ancient Khmer(Cambodian) script. According to tradition, it was created in 1283 by King Ramkhamhaeng.