TypeR 1.2 – Free Virtual Online Typing
Welcome to TypeR! This is where you can type in Hebrew, online, for free, with vowels. To start typing, press a key on your keyboard, or click on the virtual keyboard below. If you're done reading the instructions, click the green tab to collapse it.
Note that these instructions are for TypeR 1.2. If you are using a different version, try and figure things out based on the instructions. You can also check the docs. To find out what version you’re using, look where it says “TypeR [version] – Free Virtual Online Typing” at the top.
One of the things that sets apart TypeR from other free online Hebrew keyboards is supporting vowels. In Hebrew, vowels are placed above or below the letters; they are not separate letters as in English. To add vowels to your letters, switch to the alt keyboard (see “Keyboard layouts” below), then click/press the key.
TypeR also supports typing in English. It works similarly to an ordinary Hebrew layout, where <caps lock> or <shift> allows capital English. Here, pressing <caps lock> and then <shift> allows lowercase English as well.
There are currently 5 keyboard layouts in TypeR: 1 – default (Hebrew); 2 – shift (English capitals); 2 – caps lock -> shift (English lowercase); 2 – alt (vowels); 2 – caps lock (English capitals)
To access each, press the mentioned keys (note: they work better virtually).
The only real difference between 2 and 5 is with number keys: shift+1 produces “!”, while, caps+1 produces “1”.
As you can see in the image, there are four letters on each key, and one is yellow. This is an image of the G key with the keyboard on “alt”. In clockwise direction, starting at the top-left, we have: 1, 4, 2/5, 3. “שׁ” is yellow because the keyboard is on “alt”.
The toolbar is where you can do stuff to your text and TypeR. From left to right, we have:
- help - click on a part of TypeR to open the documentation page about it (ctrl+h)
- insert - insert certain things into your text, such as the date, time, or location (ctrl+i)
- pause - stop TypeR from logging keypresses, so you can do other things with your keyboard (ctrl+p)
- undo - undo the previous action (ctrl+z)
- redo - redo the previous action (ctrl+y)
- copy - copy all of the text to your clipboard (ctrl+c)
- paste - paste from your clipboard into TypeR (ctrl+v) (the button doesn’t work; it’s there to tell you the keyboard shortcut)
- clear - delete all of your text (esc)
- settings - change some settings about TypeR (ctrl+s)
Want the interface in Hebrew? Go to the settings.
You can use TypeR without Internet access. Click here to learn how.