Activate Tamil 99 and Inscript Keyboard
For type in Tamil you have to install Tamil language pack and enable Tamil keyboard. Inscript Key board layout is the official keyboard recommended by the Indian Government to type in Indian scripts with Unicode such as Tamil language. It is approved and recommended by Indian Govt.
Whether you know or not? but your windows system supports typing directly in your Tamil language using Tamil 99 Keyboard. You have to just activate it to type in Tamil. These is simple procedure of enabling Tamil 99 Keyboard described following:
A. Install Tamil language pack & keyboard in Windows 11
1. Click on the "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Time & Language" -> "Language & Region" - as shown in below image:
2. In "Language & Region" -> "Add a language", as highlighted in shown image:
3. A new window will open titled as "Choose a language to install". Search for Tamil in search box and select தமிழ் (Tamil) and click on "Next" Button -> "Install" button.
4. After Installation complete, you will see Tamil appeared in preferred languages list as shown in below image:
5. Now you can enable/activate Tamil 99 keyboard from language bar docked in task bar as shown in Image given below: You can switch language from English to Tamil and again in English as you required.
B. How to install Tamil 99 Keyboard in Windows 10
1. Click on the Start button, then select Settings -> Time & Language -> Language.
2. In Language settings page click on Language -> Add a language, as highlighted in shown image:
3. A new window will open titled as "Choose a language to install". Search for Tamil in search box and select Tamil (India) and click on Next Button -> Install button.
4. You would see Tamil language started downloading and installing in your windows 10.
5. After Completion of Installation when you click on Tamil you will get "Options" button there.
6. When you click on Option button will get a window open and shows a Icon of newly installed Keyboard "Tamil 99". Hureee! It's Done.
7. Now you can enable or activate Tamil 99 keyboard from language bar present in task bar as shown in Image given below: You can switch language from English to Tamil and again in English as you required.
C. How to Enable Tamil Inscript Keyboard In Windows 8, 7 & Vista
1. Go to Regional and Language Options in Control Panel
2. Click on Change Keyboards button and then click on add button -> after that search for Tamil (India) and -> Expand the + sign and select Tamil (check the checkbox) Keyboard as shown in figure below.
3. Select Tamil , Check Keyboard Layout and select Tamil
4. Finally Click OK and Apply.
How To Use Inscript keyboard
1. Open Any Application
2. Press alt + shift key , now you can write in Tamil with Inscript keyboard and if you again press alt+shift then you will switch to English Keyboard.
D. Steps for Enable Tamil Inscript Keyboard in the Windows XP
- Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.
- Click on Regional and Language Options.
- Click on the Languages tab as shown below.
- Under the heading 'Supplemental language support' check the item 'Install files for Complex Script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)'.
- Allow the OS to install necessary files from WindowsXP disc and Reboot the system.
What to Select as User Locale, Location and System Locale?
- Click on the 'Regional Options' tab to set User Locale and Location.
- Under the heading 'Standards and format' select Malayalam or any other language as your User Locale from the drop-down box. This selection will determine settings for numbers, currencies, times and dates as well as sorting rules for the language.
- Under the heading 'Location', select a country where you are physically located such as India.
Setting-up the Indian Language Keyboards or Input Locales In Regional and Language Options panel, click on the Languages Tab.
- Once Languages tab is selected click on the 'Details' tab to install different input locales or Keyboards.
- Click on the 'Add' button to add a keyboard for a particular language.
- In the drop-down box select Tamil as the Input Language.
- A corresponding keyboard layout/IME will be automatically selected as shown below. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.