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A transliteration based input method

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Aksharamala is a transliteration solution designed to help you enter text in various documents and applications. It supports multiple Indian languages and allows you to use them in every application on the Windows platform.

If you need to write an email or any other document in Devanagari or Telugu, this tool can help you change the default language installed on your computer. You just need to use the tray icon menu or the keyboard shortcut to switch the language.

The program comes with multiple keymaps which enable you to input text in other languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Sanskrit, Tamil or Urdu. Although these are not installed by default, you can easily add or remove keymaps by using the Maintenance menu.

Each language from the list can be customized by specifying the font used when entering text in a rich text document. This can save time when you need to emphasize certain text paragraphs that are written in a different language.

When you enter large paragraphs you can choose between multiple transliteration methods in order to compare the keystrokes with the entered text. Thus, the app can convert each keystroke as you type or wait until you have entered an entire paragraph.

Besides the character conversion that you can find in most transliteration programs, Aksharamala includes additional time-saving features. For instance, you can quickly convert a previously saved text fragment by using the Pasteliterate feature which also supports UTF-8 encoding.

The application offers you the option to add more keymaps in order to extend the language support. Unfortunately, unless you can create custom keymaps, they are hard to come by when searching the Internet or on the program page.

Aksharamala is a useful tool for any user who needs to use Indian languages for entering text. It is easy to use and can convert large text fragments instantly, without any impact on the computer performance.

Aksharamala was reviewed by Sorin Cirneala
Last updated on June 4th, 2013

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