Thai Language Typing Software

Thai Language Touch Typing

For Thai Language touch typing practice, there are different programs for Mac OSX and for Microsoft Windows.

Fonts Needed for Thai Typing Tutor

You will need the DBTT font for this to work. Install as per your operating system (for Windows, simply drag and drop the dbtt.ttf file into the c:/windows/fonts directory).

Thai Typing Game for the Web Browser

Web-based game on the website. This uses Javascript (so it must be enabled).


18 Responses to Thai Language Typing Software

  1. yorna lashee 10-Feb-2010 at 11:21 am #

    I want to type thai

  2. amad 26-May-2010 at 18:33 pm #

    It doesn’t work on windows7 🙁

  3. admin 27-May-2010 at 09:45 am #

    Sadly true! The program will load but will not show the proper Thai fonts. Sigh.

  4. Gurce 10-Jul-2010 at 18:19 pm #

    Sorry about the problems you’re having with Vista / Windows 7. I made the app a while ago, and it does have a few probs with the modern OSs.

    Although hopefully those problems can be overcome with the following extra info (I’ve added a few other tidbits of info too):

    Install Problems (Vista / Windows 7) Right click the install file and select “Run as administrator” from the context menu.

    Font Problems Some users were having problems with the thai font on Windows Vista/7 systems. Here is a manual solution:

    1) Find the font file at: “C:\Program Files\Thai Typing Tutor\angsd___.ttf” 2) Drag’n’drop this file into: “C:\Windows\Fonts”

    (*don’t copy/paste, use drag’n’drop!)

    Editing your own lessons You can add your own lessons as text files in the path: “C:\Program Files\Thai Typing Tutor\Lessons”

    These text files need to be saved as 8-bit ASCII (TIS-60), which is difficult to do in modern OSs like Vista and W7. Fortunately, David Sharman suggests using the ‘crude thai typing program’ to save 8-bit thai text files. Available at:

    • admin 26-Jul-2010 at 15:05 pm #

      The font fix you gave made everything work for me on a Windows 7 install. Thanks!

    • Louis 05-Oct-2010 at 14:07 pm #

      Thank you… the run as admin and font drag and drop made the program work great in Windows 7. I have a similar problem with Courage Thai’s Thai Interactive…. I wonder if the same fix might make that program run. Thanks again!

  5. ngoc 23-Jul-2010 at 21:54 pm #


  6. Thani 26-Jul-2010 at 14:49 pm #

    hi, do you have one for mac OS X 10.6.4?

  7. breeze 23-Aug-2010 at 14:36 pm #

    Hey admin … I can’t install to window 7.. Can you help me… My wife is now learning thai language..

    • admin 23-Aug-2010 at 18:16 pm #

      Hello Breeze, please see the instructions in these comments. They work! Cheers.

  8. Rimbola 09-Oct-2010 at 19:59 pm #

    Thanks!!! Your suggestions for windows 7 did really work….Great Job!!!!!

  9. KoyKim 22-Mar-2011 at 07:51 am #

    Creating Your Own ThaiType Lesson:-

    01) Find any Thai words you can on web. Copy those Thai words to “Thai Language TIS-620 Converter” 02) On the freeware. Click on –> TIS-620 to convert those Thai words to TIS-620. 03) Select all the Thai words and copy to notepad. 04) Save the notepad. 04) Copy the saved notepad to C:\Program Files\Thai Typing Tutor\Lessons. 05) Now you can start your own lesson.

  10. shalomw 30-Mar-2011 at 16:39 pm #


    Thanks for coming up with this software.

    I’ve installed the program successfully (I’m on XP) but the text which I am supposed to type appears as grey boxes. However, when I type the right key, the text appears correctly in Thai font (yellow colour).

    Any solutions to this problem?

    I have added the angsd___.ttf to the fonts folder.


    • Gurce 01-Apr-2011 at 15:41 pm #

      Hi Shalom,

      Oh, this problem sounds familiar too. I think this problem was occurring in Thai Typing Tutor v1.04b. But thanks to a korean user, Jinu, for originally pointing this out to me, I think I fixed this in v1.04c. I’m guessing a lot of web-sites still have v1.04b, but I’ve kept v1.04c available here, hope this fixes your problem, along with anyone else experiencing the same problem:

  11. shalomw 01-Apr-2011 at 18:59 pm #

    Thank you so much. The fonts are appearing correctly now 🙂

  12. Joelpen 12-Jun-2011 at 14:37 pm #

    I got the program to run but maybe I was expecting something different. How can I convert my keyboard so that I can actually type in Thai in any documents such as MS Word or online?

    • admin 12-Jun-2011 at 16:02 pm #

      Try these instructions on setting up Thai keyboard in Windows.

      • Kedmanee is the most common keyboard layout
      • Many (most) Thai people use the backtick/tilde key as the hotkey to switch between English and Thai
      • If you do not have Thai characters on the physical keyboard, there are overlay stickers that you can buy in computer accessory stores (maybe $3 USD or so), or online. These are ok, but do wear out over time. For the heavy computer user, a physical keyboard with Thai characters preprinted on the keys is a much better solution ($5-10 USD at computer accessory stores).

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