How to Type Niqqud

mac OS X keyboard

English sound

Sound with Nikud

Hebrew Letters

t key  /

(‘a)

א  Alef

c key  בּ

(b; v)

ב  Bet

write D then press Shift Alt < keys     גּ

(g)

ג  Gimel

S key  then press Shift Alt < keys

(d)

ד Dalet

V key

[h] or [a]

ה  He

   

alt and u keys

When the dot is in the side, this doesn’t mean a v with a (rafaa), .instead it means that the letter v becomes a vowel w (woo) and a ‘rafaa’ for the previous letter.

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When the dot is underneath, this means ‘kasra’ – i sound is added to the letter.

[v] as consonant; o or [u] as vowel

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ן  Vav

z key

(z)

ז  Zayin

J key

(ch)

ח  Het

y key

(t)

ט  Tet

h key

[y] consonant, [i] vowel

י Yod

F key  then press Shift Alt < keys

(k or kh)

כ  Kaf

L key  ך then Alt and key 1

sofit (k or kh; only when the final letter of a word)

ך  Kaf

Shift C keys    לֹ

(l)

לֹ

ל  Lamed

n key

(m)

מ  Mem

o key

sofit (m; only when the final letter of a word)

ם  Mem

B

(n)

נ  Nun

i

sofit (n; only when the final letter of a word)

ו  Nun

X

(s)

ס  Samekh

g

(‘; guttural consonant)

ע  Ayin

p

(p or f)

פ  Pay

;

pei sofit (p or f; only when the final letter of a word)

ף  Pay

m

(tz)

צ  Tzadik

>

tzadi sofit (tz; only when the final letter of a word)

ץ  Tzadik

E

(qh)

ק  Qof

R

(r)

ר  Resh

Alt M keys

[sh] as for shin

ש  Shin

Alt A keys

[s] as for seen

> key

תִ

[t]

ת   Tav

 

 

under-score + key – Key 0 key 9 key 8 key 7 key 6 key 5 key 4 key 3 key key 2 key 1

Alt

ֹ

ְ

ֶ ֶ

ֻ ָ

ַ

ֵ

  ִ

ֱ ֱ

ֳ

ֲ

Alt ] Alt [ Alt P Alt O Alt I Alt U Alt Y Alt T Alt R Alt E Alt W Alt Q

  

   

    

    

     

   וּ

     

     

    

   

  ָ

Alt \ Alt ‘ Alt ; Alt l Alt k Alt j Alt h Alt g Alt f Alt d Alt s

Alt a

  ־

  ֲ

    ;

 

  

֜ ֜

   ײַ

֞ ֞

€‏

שׂ

Alt m Alt n Alt b Alt v Alt c Alt x

Alt z

Alt ;

שׁ

Shift key / . , m n b v c x Shift z

Shift `

לֹ

~

 

?How to type the dots of the kaf

It’s the same two vertical dots as any other letter (Option-0 with a standard Hebrew layout, or Option-; with Hebrew QWERTY). Just type the kaf-sofit first, then use the above combination

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