Type in Indian languages

by Yash

A few months back I was looking for a software that could let me type in Indian languages like Hindi or Gujarati. I was specifically searching for a program that would let me type phonetically i.e. if I type yash it would display यश in Hindi or યશ in Gujarati.

I came across a nice web based project created by Vijay Lakshminarayanan that was exactly what I was looking for. It had many Indian languages but no Gujarati. However it was open source and it was easy to add a new language so I added Gujarati to it. Other languages supported are – Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu. That project can be found here. There are a few glitches with the script so I continued my search and came across another open source project called Baraha. Baraha is a windows application that has many more features. Actually it is a bunch of useful applications including a unicode edit pad, a Kannada spell checker, Indian language sort etc.
If you are on Windows then you can use Baraha and if you are on other platform or want to type online then you can use the online tool whenever you do translation, etc. In case you need the certified service, contact specialists like London Translations agency, they deal with many languages.