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KLettres Version 2.0
© 2001-2023 Anne-Marie Mahfouf

KLettres aims to help to learn the alphabet and then to read some syllables in different languages.
It is meant to help learning the very first sounds of a new language, for children or for adults.

Currently 25 languages are available: Arabic, Czech, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, British English, English, English Phonix, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Kannada, Hebrew, Hindi Romanized, Low Saxon, Luganda, Malayalam, Norwegian Bokmål, Punjabi, Spanish, Slovak, Ukrainian and Telugu, you can choose them using the Languages menu.
A toolbar with the special characters per language is provided if you don't have the correct country keyboard or the keyboard layout to be able to display correctly the accented letters.


KLettres has four levels which can be changed via a Levels drop down box or the Level menu:
  • Level 1: the letter is displayed and the user hears it.
  • Level 2: the letter is not displayed, the user only hears it.
  • Level 3: the syllable is displayed and the user hears it.
  • Level 4: the syllable is not displayed, the user only hears it.

You can also choose the mode (kid or grown-up) via the colored buttons on the toolbar and KLettres will keep your settings and restore them the next time you play.

New Stuff You can use the game to learn the alphabet in other languages. There are twenty-five languages available at the moment (please see list above). The program will detect which languages are present and enable them. You will also be able to easily download other languages via the Get New Stuff dialog (3 clicks and your data will be installed).

Configure The Settings menu allows you the usual KDE settings. You can also change the font that displays the letter/syllable as in some distributions, the default big font is quite ugly! Furthermore, languages as Czech or Slovak might need a font as Arial for example to display the accented characters properly.

Configure If you want to contribute for your own language, please have a look here. Thank you in advance!

Latest News

Date Headline
April 13th, 2011 Now 25 languages in Klettres
November 2nd, 2007 Three new languages in Klettres
February 9th, 2007 Klettres in Low Saxon!
September 23th, 2006 Klettres in Hebrew!
July 15th, 2006 German sounds in KLettres
April 15th, 2005 KLettres in Africa!
March 15th, 2005 Spanish and Romanized Hindi sounds in KLettres
March 14th, 2005 New KLettres version in cvs HEAD
March 8th, 2005 Open Usability review for KLettres
May 13th, 2004 KLettres update: version 1.3

Author: Anne-Marie Mahfouf
Last update: 2020-03-24

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