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Tamil wordt weergegeven met behulp van het Brahmi Script netals Devanagari , Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Oriya, Bengali , Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Burmees, Sinhala , Khmer, Laotiaans en Thais . Hoe oud het schrift is, kunt u lezen op de: Geschiedenis van de geschreven taal .


Het Tamil alfabet bestaat uit 65 karakters en varianten plus diverse combinaties. Zie hieronder. Nrs. 1 t/m 44 zijn letters en nrs. 45 t/m 65 zijn cijfers. De karakters worden op Tamil sites vaak weergeven door onder meer de "symbolen": . Om deze karakters zelf te kunnen maken, heeft u deze site nodig. Op andere sites worden HTML-codes gebruikt [ ook op deze site: nrs. 2944 - 3071 ]. Hiervoor heeft u deze site nodig. Wilt u diverse "language-scripts" (karakters en schrijfwijzen) op EEN PAGINA, dan kunt u beter hexa-decimale unicodes gebruiken. Kijk op de font page voor voorbeelden in Tamil. Ook worden hier plaatjes gebruikt om het Tamil Alfabet weer te geven.
Diverse Tamil karakters - zoals html codes 3021 en 3007 - staan NIET in onderstaand Tamil alfabet, omdat ze alleen zichtbaar worden in combinaties met andere karakters [ een voorbeeld: தமிழ் ] . Dit is ook het geval bij Bengali en Hindi. Kijk b.v. op de Hindi Page of helemaal onderaan rechts.

Tamil is written by means of the socalled Brahmi Script - just like Devanagari , Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Oriya, Bengali , Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Burmees, Sinhala , Khmer, Lao and Thai . The age of the written language (of the script) is mentioned in: the history of writing .


The Tamil Alphabet consists of 65 characters and variants. Also combinations are used. See below. [ from 1 to 44 = letters / 45 - 65 = numbers ] The characters at Tamil sites are presented as "symbols" like: . You can produce these characters yourself. Look for information at this site . Also HTML-codes are used [ codes 2944 - 3071 ] to present the Tamil characters [ at this site too ]. Look for more information at this site . If you need different language-scripts at ONE PAGE use hexa-decimal unicodes: look at the font page for the Tamil examples.
Several Tamil characters - like html codes 3021 and 3007 - are not presented in the Tamil alphabet below, because they are a product of a combination of characters - like in Bengali and in Hindi. That is: they become visable in combinations only [ an example: தமிழ் ] Look p.e. at the: Hindi Page or at this page: at the bottom.

Below: Alphabet and Fonts !

Tamil Alfabet - Alphabet

nrs. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
nrs. html 2949 2950 2951 2952 2953 2954 2958 2959 2960 2962 2963 2964 2965
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nrs. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
nrs. html 2967 2969 2970 2972 2974 2975 2979 2980 2984 2985 2986 2988 2990
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nrs. 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
nrs. html 2991 2992 2993 2994 2995 2996 2997 2998 2999 3000 3001 3003 3004
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nrs. 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
nrs. html 3005 3024 3032 3035 3038 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053
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nrs. 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
nrs. html 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066
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EERST Fonts downloaden en daarna via "Internet-opties" het juiste Tamil lettertype opgeven. Kijk hieronder voor extra info!
FONTS If you do not have Tamil Fonts at your own computer, you will not see the Tamil characters; you will see only the pictures. So first: download font "latha" , OR look at: Download Tamil Fonts and choose the font "avarangal" [ aava1.zip ]. Otherwise try the fonts "Thunaivan" or "Tabanna" at: The Jaffna Library or Kalkionline.com or: NEW: www.pdsoftware.in After that you must change the lettertypes / fonts that your internet browser uses. That is all !
You can write Tamil by starting p.e. with 2980, 2990 and 2996. So with: , and . To write the word "Tamil" you need a variant: = html-codes 2996 + 3021 AND an extra symbol: = html-code 3007.
The result is written as: = html 2980 + 2990 + 3007 + 2996 + 3021 = தமிழ்

Tamil fonts OK? Try these sites / Probeer deze sites:

After downloading the Tamil Fonts AND after changing the fonts in your internet browser, the text below changes in:

SOURCE of the text: Tamil and Unicodes
இதில் உள்ள தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் சரியாகத் தெரிந்தால் / உங்கள் கம்பியூட்டர் யுனிகோட் சப்போர்ட் செய்யும். / யுனிகோட் / என்பதை எழுத / இப்படி எழுதனும்
க என்பதை முதல் எழுத்தாகக் கொண்டால், / கி இல் உள்ள சுழியை இரண்டாவது எழுத்தாகக் கொண்டு / இப்படி எழுதனும்.


Combinations: க் / கா / கி / கீ / கு / கூ / கை / கெ / கே / கொ / கோ / ரி / ரு / ரூ / றி / று / றூ / றை / பு / பூ / ஷூ / கி.