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Thai alphabet and characters

The Thai alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Thai.

Thai alphabet is syllabic, consisting of 44 basic consonants representing 21 distinct consonant sounds, each with an inherent vowel:

Thai consonants

Thai grammar rules

Thai is an analytic language which means that it does not use inflections to represent grammatical relations, such as case, gender, number or tense.

Nouns are not marked for number, gender or case. There are no definite or indefinite articles.

Nouns are neither singular nor plural. Measure words are often used to express plural but the noun itself remains unchanged.

Thai formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatd/M/yyyy
e.g. 23/3/2559
Long date formatd MMMM yyyy
e.g. 17 มีนาคม 2559

Thai capitalisation usage

This section does not apply to Thai.

Solutions for Thai

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