Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Input Methods for Indic Scripts

Thanks to Ranganath Atreya we now have some alternatives to Apple's keyboards for Indic scripts.  His user-configurable IM covers a variety of transliteration systems for Unicode Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu.  You can download it at

https://github.com/ratreya/Lipika_IME

OS 10.8 or higher is required.  A chart of the mappings can be found here.

If any users try this out, I would welcome seeing their comments here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the hint! seems to work in various applications such as pages, notes evernote texteditor) (I haven't yet tried more complex ligatures), but does not work in mac/office/word. it also seems impossible to properly copy paste into word from one of these applications. I'vebeen using baraha.com for years on windows.

Tom Gewecke said...

Word for Mac has never supported Indic scripts at all, it's pointless to try to use it for this as far as I know. They have had 14 years to fix it. Same for Arabic/Hebrew.

Nitin Washikar said...

Great help... Many thanks to the developer...!!