Top 3 Best Free Tool to type in your Regional Language

 

There are many tools available in internet to input Indian languages. In this article, we see the top 3, totally free (freeware) software.. i.e, Fully functional free version.

 

1. Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool

  • Integration with Windows Language Bar
  • Installs as Keyboard layout in Windows.
  • Phonetic translation
  • Supports only unicode font
  • Currently supports 10 indian languages ( Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu)
  • On screen keyboard

 

Download MS Indic Input Tool

 

2. Google Input Tools for Windows

Google Input Tools

  • Integration with Windows Language Bar
  • It will be installed as Keyboard layout in Windows.
  • Phonetic transliteration
  • Supports only unicode font
  • Currently supports 22 languages including 13 indian languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu).
  • Customizable candidate window
  • Word suggestion from dictionary
  • Macro support
  • On screen keyboard

Download Google Input Tools for Windows

 

3. NHM Writer

  • No Integration with Windows Language Bar
  • Supports Multiple keyboard types, Tamil 99, Old Typewriter, Phonectic, Bamini
  • Supports TAM, TAB, TSC, Bamini, Vanavil, Softview, TACE, Shrilipi and Unicode fonts
  • Currently supports 10 Indian languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit.
  • Customizable shortcuts, option to import our own keymap if need.
  • On screen keyboard

To know more about NHM Writer click here

Download NHM Writer 2.0

Conclusion :

If you need to input in applications, browsers and in websites in your own language only using Unicode fonts then select either Microsoft Indic language Input Tool or Google Input Tools.

Otherwise, if you are doing DTP work or you need for support mulitple stylish fonts, keyboard layouts then install NHM Writer. It can also work to type in unicode (i.e, in browsers, apps and websites). You have to download and install the fonts separately to use NHM writer with other fonts except Unicode.

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