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Keyman for Amharic | በአማርኛ ይጻፉ

Type in Amharic on iPhone, Windows and Android. Our Amharic keyboard works with Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Facebook, Twitter, email and thousands of other applications. Free trial available!

Amharic for Keyman Desktop

Type in Amharic in all your favourite software applications for Windows. Keyman Desktop will automatically configure your system for the Amharic language.

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Amharic Keyman for iPhone

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Type in Amharic on your iPhone. Keyman brings the iPhone language experience to life, adding the language and font support for Amharic that even Apple don't!

Amharic Keyman for iPad

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Type in Amharic on your iPad. Keyman brings the iPad language experience to life, adding the language and font support for Amharic that even Apple don't!

Amharic Keyman for Android

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Type in Amharic on your Android device. Touch enabled keyboards for phone, 7-inch and 10-inch tablets ensure a seamless typing solution across any Android device.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which font should I use in Microsoft Word and other programs on Windows? Keyman Desktop Ethiopic packages come with the following Ge'ez fonts, which we recommend you use:
    Abyssinica SIL Abyssinica Font Sample Ethiopic Fantuwua Fantuwua Font Sample
    Ethiopic Hiwua Hiwua Font Sample Ethiopic Jiret Jiret Font Sample
    Ethiopic Tint Tint Font Sample Ethiopic WashRa WashRa Font Sample
    Ethiopic Wookianos Wookianos Font Sample Ethiopic Yebse Yebse Font Sample
    Ethiopic Yigezu Bisrat Goffer Yigezu Bisrat Goffer Font Sample Free Serif Free Serif Font Sample
    Find other supported Ge'ez fonts on your computer by using the Font Helper tool.
  • What transcription method do the keyboards use? The keyboards use the SERA (System for Ethiopic Representation in ASCII) method for transcribing the Ge'ez script into Latin characters. SERA uses the following principles:
    • A letter for every keystroke.
    • Keystrokes with intuitive phonetic associations. For example —
      Typing s e l a m produces: ሰላም
      Typing T i e n a y s T l N produces: ጤናይስጥልኝ
    • Ge'ez default punctuation with Western default space. (Ge'ez space ' ' available with SHIFT + SPACEBAR )
    • Western default number.
  • What is the difference between Tigrigna (Eritrea) and Tigrigna (Ethiopia)? The two Tigrigna keyboards differ slightly. Tigrigna (Ethiopia) includes three sets of characters which are not in Tigrigna (Eritrea) — , , — as well as the single character . The two keyboards also differ on the punctuation they offer:
    Typing , , , , , , ; ; ; : : : : - ? ?
    Tigrigna (Eritrea) result , ;
    Tigrignia (Ethiopia) result , ;

More Information

These keyboards are designed and copyrighted by the Geez Frontier Foundation.

For support, visit our online forums: Amharic

Amharic Keyboard Documentation

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