Portuguese

About Portuguese

Portuguese is a Romance language mainly spoken in Portugal as well as its former colonies of Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guine-Bissau and Sao Tome e Principe. It has a total number of 250 speakers. Portuguese alphabet is the same as Latin alphabet while the letters K, W and Y are only used to write foreign loanwords. In addition, a few letters with diacritics are used in Portuguese, they are Áá, Ââ, Ãã, Àà, Çç, Éé, Êê, Íí, Óó, Ôô, Õõ, Úú.

To type those letters with diacritics in Portuguese on a keyboard where they are not available, an easy way is to use keyboard shortcuts on your computer. For example, now you want to type Portuguese letter Ç on Windows, you just hold your ALT key then type 0199 on your activated Number Pad. You can find a list of codes for those Portuguese special characters for Windows, Mac and HTML here.

If you need to type Portuguese on a regular basis, using keyboard shortcuts is obviously inefficient. In this case, you will need to install a Portuguese keyboard. A typical Portuguese keyboard will enable you to type Portuguese easily, but first you need to get familiar with its keyboard layout.The Portuguese keyboards used in Brazil is similar to standard US keyboards except that there is a dedicated key for the letter Ç and five variants of diacritics can be obtained by dead keys. The Portuguese keyboard used in Portugal is slightly differently from that of Brazil. Below is a typical Portuguese QWERTZ keyboard layout used in Brazil:

To get familiar with the Portuguese keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of Portuguese, which has the Portuguese 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 Portuguese keyboard.

Create text-based images or logos with Portuguese fonts

Below is a collection of Portuguese fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in Portuguese, 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 Portuguese directly or copy from other sources and paste below.

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