Monday, March 18, 2013

How I type in Hebrew

Hi,I'm your resident tech guy, Ester's 14-year-old son.

When my mother needs to type in Hebrew (such as when finding all of the great deals she posts here), she always uses my program.

Here's something I wrote up about it:
Have you recently needed to type in Hebrew, but couldn’t, because of your keyboard language? Well, there’s a way to add it, but it can be difficult. I made a program that lets you do it, with no downloads, whether you use Windows, Mac, or Linux. It even works on phones! This is a virtual keyboard named TypeR. Not only does it simulate a standard Hebrew keyboard, it even lets you add vowels (nekudot)! To use this feature, simply press ctrl+alt, and choose one.

This wonder keyboard is completely free. You can view the website at The program itself is at I also maintain a blog about the site:

I’d love feedback on the TypeR keyboard and the website as a whole. I’m also constantly working on it, fixing the few bugs that crop up, and more importantly, adding features. Right now, the next version is nearly done, with several new features. I’d appreciate it if some people would beta test it. Don't worry, it almost always works, and even works better than the old version!

I hope you find this as useful as i do!


  1. Replies
    1. Be sure to share it with anyone you think would find it useful! My son wants me to help spread the word...

    2. Thanks! If you find it useful, you can follow the blog and get the latest updates to TypeINT. :) And yes, please spread the word.

  2. Do you know any sights that will add nekudot automatically? I sometimes write things for kids and I would like to print with the nekudot. I'll tell you how I type in Hebrew: I go to and type the English translation of what I want to say. Then, if necessary, I edit it in MS word or email. I type very slowly in Hebrew, so this is much faster for me, even for my own name and address.

    1. No, sorry. But you can use that method, then paste into TypeR, and add just the nekudot manually. If a get a large enough user-base, i do plan to have a user-driven "auto-nikudate" feature, where users provide words with nekudot, and other users can then use them as a base.


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