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To Install Hindi on Linux browsers

For viewing the page correctly in Linux browsers download the font and follow the following steps as root.

This paper documents the process of installing Indian languages on Windows XP / 2000 and then how to use the Keylekh keyboard to type in Indian languages. If you need further help, please contact anirudha@iitb.ac.in.

Updated: February 25, 2004.

To Install Hindi on Windows 2000 / Windows XP

Click here to download font for windows.

Select Start Menu, Control Panel

Select Regional and Language Options

Make sure the Install files for Complex script and right to left languages (including Thai) option is selected. If not, select it and click Apply.

Windows may ask you to insert the Windows CD. Follow onscreen instructions.

Restart Windows and return to this screen if necessary.

Click on the Details button

Text Services and Input Languages screen appears. On this, click the Add button.

Scroll down and select Hindi.

While you are on this screen, you may also want to add other Indian languages of your choice.


To Type in Hindi on Windows 2000 / Windows XP Using Key-Lekh

Make sure you have selected Hindi (HI) (or any other chosen language) in the language menu on the Taskbar. Please note that unless Hindi is the default language of your computer, you will have to select Hindi for every dialog window seperately.

Make sure the Key-Lekh keyboard is in Hindi mode. (Scroll-lock = Hindi Mode). Else, press the scroll lock key once. On some keyboards, the scroll lock key has been labeled हिंदी or Lang Shift.

Make sure that you have selected the appropriate font (either Mangal or Arial Unicode MS for Hindi)

Please note that you can use Keylekh only with software enabled with Indian language input support and with Inscript option enabled. Till date, we have tested Keylekh with the following: