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Ge'ez Keyboards

Would you like to type in an Ethiopic Ge'ez-script language?
Choose from our selection of Ge'ez keyboards.

These Unicode keyboards run on Keyman Desktop in any Unicode Windows application. They allow intuitive, phonetic typing of Ethiopic languages using a standard hardware keyboard.

Downloads

Amharic Details Download
Awngi Details Download
Bench Details Download
Blin Details Download
Ge'ez Details Download
Me'en-Mursi-Suri-Dizi Details Download
Sebatbeit Details Download
Tigrigna (Eritrea) Details Download
Tigrigna (Ethiopia) Details Download

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which font should I use in Microsoft Word and other programs? These packages each 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 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 selam produces: ሰላም
      Typing TienaysTlN produces: ጤናይስጥልኝ
    • Ge'ez default punctuation with Western default space. (Ge'ez space '' available with SHIFT + SPACEBAR)
    • Western default numbers.
  • 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, email support@tavultesoft.com or visit our online forums: Amharic | Tigrigna (Er) | Tigrigna (Et)

Partner Applications

GeezSoft GeezWord

GeezWord is a fully customised version of Keyman designed specifically for Amharic and Tigrigna.

Details

GeezWord includes many additional fonts and features for Desktop Publishing and professional Ge'ez script authoring.

Ezana stone image courtesy of A. Davey, under Create Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence.
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