Hi All,

I have seen a lot of people asking me who to type in Tamil easily. I use the very common, free downloadable software from Google called “Google Transliterate.” No. It is not Google Translate. That is crap when you try in Tamil.

Let’s see how we do it. The first step is to download the software into your system.

Google transliterate – Please click on the link. It will take you to the page which is shown below. Please click on the desired language.

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Once you have selected the language, please click download. You will receive the setup file. Please install it (Normal method of installing in Windows). Once you have installed, you are ready to go.

You can choose the field where you want to type in Tamil and can start typing.  Choose the field where you want to type, and then click on the language bar in your task bar.

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Once you have done this, you can start typing in Tamil.

For example, if you want to type in Tamil inside your browser, you can click on the browser search box and then choose Tamil as the language. Then you can start typing in Tamil.

The advantage of Google transliterate is the generation of native script based on pronunciation. For example, if you want to type “வாழ்த்துக்கள்,” you just have to type “Vaazhthukkal” in English and the software automatically converts it into the Tamil word.

Another very good feature is the offline support it gives. Right now, I am typing in Microsoft writer and I can use the same feature here. Another good thing is you can toggle between languages by using “Ctrl+G.” I switch to English and Tamil within posts, conversations, and social interactions and the software come very handy.

Some more pictures of this usage.

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Please contact me via comments if you have any difficulty. This is one awesome gift from Google. Though you may struggle with spelling the Tamil words in English at first, later you will become the master. I can bet myself on it. Cheers.