Kannada Online Typing

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Help: Type in the box given below using English keyboard. As soon as you'll press SPACE, the word will convert in Kannada. For example, to write "ಕನ್ನಡ" you should type "kannada" and then press SPACE key. If you want to type something in English in the middle of Kannada text, press CTRL+G to toggle between English and Kannada languages.

What does this tool do?

With this online tool you can type in Kannada script using a regular QWERTY keyboard. You do not need any special software or font. Just type in the above box and the text will automatically convert into Kannada script.

The Kannada Script

The Kannada script is used to write the Kannada language, which is primarily spoken in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is an abugida script, which means that each character represents a consonant with an inherent vowel sound (usually 'a'), and other vowel sounds and consonant modifications are indicated using diacritics.

Key features of the Kannada script include:

  1. Consonant Characters: The script consists of characters representing consonant sounds. Each consonant character typically has an inherent vowel sound, which can be modified or suppressed using diacritics.

  2. Vowel Characters: In addition to consonant characters, there are separate characters for vowel sounds. These vowel characters are used to indicate standalone vowel sounds or to modify the inherent vowel sound of a consonant character.

  3. Diacritics: Diacritic marks are used in the Kannada script to represent vowel sounds, vowel length, nasalization, and other phonetic features. These diacritics are placed above, below, or adjacent to consonant characters to modify their pronunciation.

  4. Writing Direction: The Kannada script is typically written from left to right, although historical manuscripts may be written from right to left or vertically. Spaces are used between words to separate them.

  5. Ligatures: Like other Indic scripts, Kannada script includes ligatures, where multiple consonant characters are combined into a single character. These ligatures are used in certain combinations of consonants and are often found in Sanskrit loanwords.