Use this page to view Tamil through Roman transliteration using Tamil encoding from TamilNet font.
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If you installed TamilNet font in your computer, you can use the following form to practice writing Tamil in Roman alphabet. Write your Romanized transliteration within two pipe symbols as in |itu tami7| and |ingkee `tamizhil' ezutalaam.|. You can check your input clicking the transliteration button. Use the following chart to choose the Roman equivalents of Tamil characters. This facility allows you to provide your responses to exercises in this web page in Tamil. Tamil does not have a `standard' transliteration scheme for romanization, so you can choose from a number of alternations, like long forms being represented as a sequence of two same vowels (eg. ee) or by capital letter (E). Click here to see the transliteration scheme devised by Prof. Harold F. Schiffman.
Vowels
Tamil
Letter
Roman
Choice
a aa; A i ii; I u uu; U e ee; E ai o oo; O au
Consonants
Tamil
Letter
Roman
Choice
k; K ng c; C nj; 5 T; 8; d N; 3 t; th nd; n; n^ p; P; B m; M y; Y r
Tamil
Letter
Roman
Choice
l v; W z; zh or 7 L; 9 R; 6 n2; 2 s; S sh; 4 h; H j; J 0

Click here to try email in Tamil attempt, or use the following text column to test your transliteration.