How to Key in Vietnamese

March 17, 2019

Want to key in Vietnamese on your device? Try the Telex keyboard! This article is a tutorial to guide installation to platforms of iOS, Android, Windows 10, Windows 7, Mac, and Linux Ubuntu. Also teach how to type in special Vietnamese alphabet

Installation for Telex Keyboard


iOS

  1. Go to Setting
  2. click Keyboard
  3. click Keyboard
  4. click Add New Keyboard
  5. click Vietnamese
  6. click QWERTY

After installation, you can switch the new keyboard of Tiếng Việt when you typeing.

Android

Samsung

  1. Go to Setting
  2. click General management
  3. click Language and input
  4. click On-screen keyboard
  5. click Samsung Keyboard
  6. click Languages and types
  7. click MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES
  8. click Tiếng Việt

After installation, you can switch the new keyboard of Tiếng Việt when you typeing.

Mac

  1. Go to Apple icon on the left-top corner on the screen
  2. click System Preferences
  3. click Keyboard
  4. click Input Sources
  5. click + icon in the left-bottom corner
  6. select Vietnamese in the left column
  7. select Telex or Simple Telex in the right column
  8. press Add button

After installation, you can switch the new keyboard of Tiếng Việt when you typeing.

Windows

Windows 10

  1. Click Windows icon on the left-bottom corner on the screen
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Time & Language
  4. Select Region and Language in the left column
  5. Click Add a language button in the right column
  6. Click Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) button

After installation, you can switch the new keyboard of VI Vietnamese (Vietnam) in the keyboards icon.

Windows 7

  1. Click Windows icon on the left-bottom corner on the screen
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Region and Language
  4. Select Keyboards and Languages tab
  5. Click Change keyboards
  6. Click Add button
  7. Select Vietnamese (Vietnam) > Keyboard > Vietnamese > and press OK button
  8. Click OK button
  9. Click OK button

After installation, you can switch the new keyboard of VI Vietnamese (Vietnam) in the keyboards icon.

Linux

Ubuntu - using ibus-unikey

  1. Open Terminal app
  2. typein sudo apt-get install ibus-unikey
  3. typein ibus restart
  4. typein exit to terminate the terminal app
  5. click Text Entry Settings in the keyboards icon on the tool bar in the screen
  6. click + button
  7. select Vietnamese (Unikey) (iBus)
  8. restart the system

After installation, you can switch the new keyboard of Unikey in the keyboards icon.


Type in Special Alphabet

Non-tonal diacritics

Character Keys pressed Sample input Sample output
ăawtrawngtrăng
âaacaancân
đddddaauđâu
êeeddeemđêm
ôoonhoonhô
ơowmow
ưuw or wtuw or tw

Tone markings

Tone Keys added to syllable Sample input Sample output
Ngang (level)z or nothingngangngang
Huyền (falling)fhuyeenfhuyền
Sắc (rising)ssawcssắc
Hỏi (dipping-rising)rhoirhỏi
Ngã (rising glottalized)xngaxngã
Nặng (falling glottalized)jnawngjnặng