Estonian is the language mainly spoken in Estonia with a total number of 1.1 million native speakers. The Estonian writing system is based on the Latin alphabet and consists of 32 letters, namely, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, Š, Z, Ž, T, U, V, W, Õ, Ä, Ö, Ü, X, Y. Among them, F, Š, Z and Ž occur only in loanwords and foreign proper names. C, Q, W, X and Y do not occur in Estonian words, but are used in writing foreign proper names.
In order to type those special letters on a non-Estonian keyboard, an easy way is to use keyboard shortcuts on your computer. For example, now you want to type Estonian letter Õ, the most distinguishing letter in the Estonian alphabet, you just hold your ALT key on Windows then type 0213 on your activated Number Pad. You can find a list of codes for those Estonian special characters for Windows, Mac and HTML here.
If you need to type Estonian on a regular basis, using keyboard shortcuts is obviously inefficient. In this case, you will need to install an Estonian keyboard. A typical Estonian keyboard will enable you to type Estonian easily, but first you need to get familiar with its keyboard layout. On an Estonian keyboard, you can type special characters directly or type “Alt Gr” key and other keys simultaneously. Below is a typical Estonian keyboard layout.
To get familiar with the Estonian keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of Estonian, which has the Estonian keyboard layout printed on it and can be placed on the surface of your existing keyboard. However, whether you want to type with a keyboard or a keyboard sticker you need to first install the Estonian keyboard.
Create text-based images or logos with Estonian fonts
Below is a collection of Estonian fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in Estonian, and then it will convert your text into images using different fonts, colors, sizes based on your selection. You can then save the image by right clicking on it. You may either enter Estonian directly or copy from other sources and paste below.