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International Symbols & Online Keyboards
Online keyboard. Languages include: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bangla, Cantonese, Chinese, Coptic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dutch, English, Dvorak, English, QWERTY (full/standard English computer keyboard), Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Khowar, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Myanmar, Nepali, Norwegian, Oriya, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Sindhi, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
"Type accent marks, diacritics and other characters online." Languages include: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) English, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Full, Italian, Maori, Norwegian, Pinyin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh. Also includes currency and mathematical symbols.

Word Processors & Word Processing Fonts - Typography & Typefaces
Font Library
Extensive catalog of English and international fonts. Font families / styles include: Dingbat, Display, Handwriting, Monospaced, Sans-serif, Serif. Some fonts may be downloadable or Web-embeddable (i.e. Web Fonts): you must review the licensing for each font.
Educational information about fonts, typography, and alphabets. Select from a range of topics via the side menu. Includes a glossary of terminology.
Google Fonts
Web fonts. "By using our extensive catalog, you can share and integrate typography into any design project seamlessly - no matter where you are in the world."
Microsoft Typography: Fonts & Font Families
Microsoft PC and other Microsoft fonts.

Keyboards & Computer Keyboard Layouts
Keyboard Layouts
From Deskthority.net. See also:
Alphabetical List of Keyboards
Physical Keyboard Layouts

Online Word Processors & Document Editors
Google Docs
Google account required.
Microsoft Word Online
Microsoft / Outlook account required.
Zoho Writer
Zoho account required.

Word Processors - Free Word Processing Software / Text Editors
Apache OpenOffice
Free / open source software. Includes OpenOffice Writer, "a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book." For Windows PCs, Mac OS/X, Linux, and other platforms.
Free / open source software. Includes LibreOffce Writer, "a modern, full-featured word processing and desktop publishing tool" that is "simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, and more." For Windows PCs, Mac OS/X, Linux, and other platforms.
NoteTab Light
Advanced text editor for one or more text (.TXT/.HTML/etc.) documents. For Windows PCs.

Word Processors - Tips & Tutorials
Free Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word) Courses
Select the year edition version of Microsoft Word / Office you are interested in and then select Microsoft Word from their menu. From GCFLearnFree.org.
Google Docs
Includes a Docs Cheat Sheet, a Tips Library, advice for users switching to Docs from Microsoft Word, and more. From Google.
OpenOffice Writer: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Provided by OpenOffice.org.
Universal Class: Microsoft Word
Free to members of Thrall. Log in with your Thrall library card. Search for Microsoft Word once at the Universal Class course menu. Includes courses for Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016, as well as other Microsoft Office software.
WordPerfect Office Tutorials
From WordPerfect.com.

Text Graphics & Logo Generators
"A free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work." Select a font, and then adjust the options.
Flaming Text
"Logo design and name generator."
Text Generator
"Logo design and name generator."

Typing / Typewriting - Tips & Tutorials
Dance Mat Typing
Typing tutorials in a game format. "A fun way to learn touch typing. There are four levels to play, each divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress." From BBC. Requires Adobe Flash.
Free Typing Tutorial
"In this free Typing tutorial, learn the basics of touch typing, then practice your typing skills." From GCFLearnFree.
Lesson Plan Languages
Languages include: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak and Chinese.
Typing and Keyboarding 101
A Universal Class course. Free to members of Thrall. Log in with your Thrall library card. You can either search for this course or locate it under their Computer Basics menu. Course description: "This course, Typing and Keyboarding for Business Professionals, is entirely self-teaching. Each lesson is short, simple and easy to master, with easy-to-understand text and custom-designed typing drills."
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced typing lessons for building typing skills and accuracy.
A progressive series of typing lessons and exercises in a game format.

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