Kannada In Computers

I have always been asked how to type in Kannada on computers. I though of sharing the methods on my blog. This holds good for other Indian languages as well.

Targeting at Windows first. They are about dozen ways to type in Kannada.  I am not going to explain all the ways but only target the easiest ways.

Enabling Indian Language Support

Before beginning, Your computer needs to enabled for the support of the languages.  To do this follow these steps for Windows XP

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Open Regional and Language options applet
  3. Click  on Languages tab.
  4. Check the option “Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages(including Thai)”

    Regional Settings

    Regional Settings

  5. click “Ok” on the alert, and then press “Details”
  6. check the option “Extend support of advanced text services to all programs”

    Regional Settings

    Regional Settings

  7. Finally, Click on “Apply” in all the dialogs.
  8. It may ask of the “Windows CD” and to restart. Do them accordingly and your XP support Indian Language.

Later Windows, Vista Windows 7, support Indian Language by Default.

Using the Tools

  • Predictive Input: These are the easiest way to type Kannada, they predict the words as you type. Browser versions are also available.
  1. Microsoft Indic Language Input
  2. Google IME
  • Non Predictive Input: These are classic way of typing based on keyboard layouts.
  1. BarahaIME
  2. Nudi
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3 Responses to Kannada In Computers

  1. ಶಶಿಕಾಂತ್ ಎಸ್ says:

    i know all the procidure, but dont want to type directly at blog page. already i am having typed matter in nudi and srilipi at pagemaker. now i want to place that kannada matter in wordpress or blog.
    pl let me know how can i conver nudi and srilipi to blog language.

    my email id rangabhumi@gmail.com

  2. ಶಶಿಕಾಂತ್ ಎಸ್ says:

    i know all the procidure, but dont want to type directly at blog page. already i am having typed matter in nudi and srilipi at pagemaker. now i want to place that kannada matter in wordpress or blog.
    pl let me know how can i conver nudi and srilipi to blog language.

    my email id rangabhumi@gmail.com

    • SriAndroid says:

      Nudi, srilipi or baraha use ANSI encoding as a default standard, which works only with font they supply. But the Universal Standard is Unicode which the internet/blogs/programs use.

      You have to prepare your content with the UNICODE Standard. Fonts you should use is Tunga, Sampige, Mallige, Kedege or Arial Unicode MS.
      Baraha, Nudi do support Unicode editing. Please refer to the respective help documents.
      http://www.baraha.com/help/Baraha/ansi_unicode.htm

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