Vietnamese keyboard: diacritic confusion
Thread poster: RFulcher
Apr 19, 2010

I have found conflicting sources concerning the typed production of Vietnamese diacritics. Is it most common/standard for native Vietnamese typists to use a Vietnamese keyboard like the following: ... bdvntc.htm ?

Or, is it more common to use a standard QWERTY keyboard with Vietnamese configuration such as VNI (i.e. where the the accents ̀ ́ ̉ ̃ ̣ are mapped onto the keys 12345, respectively) ?

Is there some other, more widely used, technique for the production of Vietnamese diacritics that I am unaware of?


Chau Nguyen
Local time: 01:28
English to Vietnamese
Common vietnamese input method Jul 23, 2010

The most widely used Vietnamese input software is Unikey ( it is free, lightweight and powerful. There are some other softwares but less popular (vietkey, winvnkey,...)

For Vietnamese there are 3 preferable input method: Telex (most popular), VNI (2nd), VIQR (3rd). The one you mentioned is created by Microsoft, which is quite similar to VNI method, is not as popular as the former 3.

visit for input method manual.

visit for a collection of Vietnamese font (both regular and artistic)

[Edited at 2010-07-23 03:14 GMT]


Tomy Goh (X)
Local time: 01:28
English to Vietnamese
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