Keyman for Amharic | አማርኛ 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.
Amharic for Keyman for Windows
Type in Amharic in all your favourite software applications for Windows. Keyman for Windows will automatically configure your system for the Amharic language.
Amharic for Keyman for Linux
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Amharic Keyman for macOS
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Amharic Keyman for iPhone
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
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
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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Download an Amharic keyboard on these devices:
Other Ethiopic keyboards and languages
- SIL Ethiopic Power-G - compatible with Power Geez
- SIL Ethiopic
Type in other Ethiopic languages such as:
- Gurage Legacy
- Tigrigna (Eritrea)
- Tigrigna (Ethiopia)
Frequently Asked Questions
Which font should I use in Microsoft Word and other programs on Windows?
Keyman for Windows Ethiopic packages come with the following Ge'ez fonts, which we recommend you use:
Abyssinica SIL Ethiopic Fantuwua Ethiopic Hiwua Ethiopic Jiret Ethiopic Tint Ethiopic WashRa Ethiopic Wookianos Ethiopic Yebse Ethiopic Yigezu Bisrat Goffer Free Serif
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 ፣ ፥ , ፤ ; ፡ ። ፦
These keyboards are designed and copyrighted by the Geez Frontier Foundation.
For technical support, please visit our forums online.
Ezana stone image courtesy of A. Davey, under Create Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence.