How to post in Tamil Font?

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  1. Chitvish

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    Dear Friends,

    To post in Tamil Font, you need to first have Tamil Font installed in your computer.

    I am just copy pasting the instructions I received from a friend about how to instal Unicode Tamil Font in your computer:.

    It will be very useful to you, if you able to install unicode driver and fonts. Here I give you the detailed step by step instructions.

    Before downloading anything, you need to enable unicode support (multiple languages support) in your operating system.It is best to install windows XP. Normally when you install XP, by default it wont be enabled.
    You need to specify additional language support also. If you had not done it at the installation time, you can do it now. How to verify whether it is enabled or not?

    Please go to Control Panel and Click on the icon "Regional and Language Options"
    There will be three tabs in that window. Regional options, languages, Advanced.
    In that, select the 'Languages' tab.

    Under languages, there will be section called, Supplemental Language support. There will be two (check) boxes, you just find whether the first one is clicked or not.
    The first one is, "Install files for complex script and right to left languages ." If it is checked, no problem, you have got it already enabled.
    If not, please clik on the first box. A tick mark will appear, means it is selected. Then click OK , now it will ask for you to insert the XP CD. (Yes, you need to keep your XP CD aside before trying this). Just insert the XP CD, everything will be done automatically. Your system will be restarted.

    Now, the major work is over.

    Two other things you need to have for typing in Tamil unicode.
    1. Unicode font(s)
    2. Unicode driver (e-kalappai).

    You can view a tamil website, only if you have an unicode font installed in your system. Normally windows
    XP comes with a Tamil unicode font 'Latha'. So, you wont require anymore unicode fonts to view unicode
    websites. Eventhough, you dont require any other unicode font, I would suggest you to install few more
    unicode fonts that will be very useful for typing. You can download the set of unicode fonts from a tamil
    website www.arusuvai.com/htlp.html; there you will find a link "Unicode fonts download".

    Click on that link, it will start to download the file, please select a location for storing the file. It will be an Exe
    file in the name 'TamilUniFonts.exe'. Once completed your download, go to the location where you have
    downloaded the file and click on that file. It will start to install unicode fonts automatically. You dont need to
    do anything. Thats all. Now more unicode fonts will be installed in your system.

    Next thing, you have to install the unicode driver software for editing text in any text editors (like, notepad,
    word pad.. etc.) You need to install e-kalappai now.

    Please go to thamizha.com - Downloads

    and there you will find three e-kalappai version under downloads title. Download

    Category: eKalappai
    eKalappai 2.0b (Anjal) Version: 2.0b
    Submitted Date: 2004/11/7
    Description:
    This is the latest version(2.0Beta) of eKalappai with Anjal Keyboard layout.
    (Download the file and unzip and then install )
    Click and download, remember the location where you are storing the downloaded file. Once downloading
    completed, go to that location and click on the eKalappai2.0b(anjal) file. It will start to install keyman driver.
    Just go with the default option, you wont be having anything to modify. If it is installed properly, you will find
    an icon in the letter "K" at the desktop, means keyman driver is installed.

    Click on the K icon, it will launch the e-kalappai, now a small icon will appear at the bottom tray. (right most
    bottom corner).

    Thats all, installation steps are completed.
    After finishing these steps, please use note pad to type in english and tamil, simultaneously.
    Save the file encoding as unicode. This is important.

    To install any other regional language, it is important to have that font installed in your computer and then start from there.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Dear Ms.Chitra,

    The information about fonts was very helpful.

    Bye,
    Sujatha
     
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    Perhaps that link is nomore valid - I have lost touch with arusuvai.
    Please google for unicde font in tamil &proceed.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    திரு நிலாரசிகனுக்கு,
    மேற்கண்ட தகவலைத் தந்தமைக்கு மிக்க நன்றி.
    அன்புடன்
    சித்ரா.
     
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    Hi
    Thank u very much for useful information.

    Radhiga.B
     
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    Hi,
    Thank you, the information is very useful.
    Anu
     
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    What I do is as I already have G mail ID, i just go and click forward. Then on the menu row the first one is about the languages -on the languages just click and it will show many languages. Click on the and then you can start typing as you speak .

    you keep typing and once the word is over either press the space bar or enter the tamil word will come, many words will appear and you pick the correct one. [to click on the word and to scroll down to pick the right word.]

    for 'sart', you will get சரடு, சர்ட், சார்ட், சரத்,ஷர்ட் you pick and choose bby clicking on the end of the last letter. try and you will learn.
    Here English pronunciation will not do , tamizh only will do

    http://www.google.com/transliterate/tamil

    Tamil Software 'Azhagi'. Free Download. Direct Transliteration/Typing in Tamil (Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, etc.) in ALL Windows applications like MS-Word, Excel, etc. Type, Print, Email, Chat, Blog and Build Websites in Indian languages - wit


    all the best
     

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