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


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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

iWork for iCloud Beta: Still No Support For RTL OR Indic Scripts

The improvements added by Apple to iWork for iCloud beta on May 21 did not include any fixes to the broken rendering of Arabic or Indic scripts reported earlier.