Subject areas for this language


Language Features

Alternate names
Damulian, Tamal, Tamalsan, Tambul, Tamili
Adi Dravida, Aiyangar, Aiyar, Arava, Burgandi, Burma Tamil, Harijan, Hebbar, Kongar, Madrasi, Madurai, Malaya Tamil, Mandyam Brahmin, Sanketi, Secunderabad Brahmin, South Africa Tamil, Sri Lanka Tamil, Tamil, Tigalu
OpenType tag

Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Tamil.

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Other countries where this language is used

Writing systems for this language


Entries for this language

Entries can contain text, graphics, media, files and software. Click on the entry title to see full details.

Title Subject Area
Fonts for Indian Languages Fonts & Keyboards
Free Phonetic IME for Indian languages Fonts & Keyboards
Freelang Font Directory Fonts & Keyboards
Indix - Indian Fonts for Linux Fonts & Keyboards
INDOLIPI for Indian Scripts Fonts & Keyboards
Keyboard for Windows installation Fonts & Keyboards
Keyman Desktop keyboards for Tamil Fonts & Keyboards
KeymanWeb keyboards for Tamil Fonts & Keyboards
Latha Tamil Font Fonts & Keyboards
Lohit fonts Fonts & Keyboards
Names of Months and Days in Tamil Use & History
Sangam Keyboards Fonts & Keyboards
TDIL Fonts for Indian Scripts Fonts & Keyboards
Xenotype Unicode Language Kits Fonts & Keyboards


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Sources for this language

Sources are references to books, web pages, articles and other materials. Click on the source title to see full details.

Title Type
Additional Arabic letters needed for Arwi Script academic paper
Additional Arabic letters needed for Arwi Script academic paper
ALA-LC Romanization Tables - Library of Congress web page
Comment on L2/13-130: Writing classical Tamil in Arabic script academic paper
Developing OpenType Fonts for Tamil Script - Microsoft Typography web page
Ethnologue entry for Tamil - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Tamil - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Tamil - ISO 639-3 web page
Language-Specific Style Guides from Microsoft web page
MultiTree entry for Tamil - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Tamil - Open Language Archives Community web page
Proposal to encode Arabic-script letters for African languages academic paper
Proposal to encode three Arabic characters for Arwi academic paper
Script features by language - web page
SIL Archive for Tamil - SIL Language and Culture Archives web page
Tamil character picker - Ishida apps web page
Tamil script notes - Ishida notes web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Tamil - Unicode - UDHR web page


Needs related to this language

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There are no needs currently listed for this language.

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