Unicode 6.0 has standardized code points for Telugu characters. However, the classic or old characters cannot easily be typed. So, C-DAC has come up with proposal called Enhanced InScript Keyboard Layout. (You can get their proposal from their web site.) I implemented their proposal for Telugu in the name of InScript+.
With this keyboard layout you can type all the Telugu characters that are currently in Unicode 6.0 standard. The layout looks as follows:
For more details about those old characters, please see this post in my Telugu blog.
How to get this keyboard layout for your computer? Read on. Continue reading InScript+ an enhanced InScript keyboard layout for Telugu
I get many hits to this blog in the form searches about Telugu keyboard layout. It seems that my earlier posts offering a way to type Unicode Telugu using apple and modular keyboard layouts are attracting many hits. I just want to note here that those two layouts are intended only for people who already knew those layouts (on Anu Script Manager or other proprietary and traditional Telugu typing systems) and do not want to learn a new layout when they want to type in Unicode.
If you are new to Telugu typing and want to learn a keyboard layout, you should learn InScript layout. InScript layout is standardized by Government of India for all Indic scripts. Windows XP, Vista, 7 operating systems already come with this keyboard layout. You just need to enable it. InScript layout is also available in Linux and Macintosh operating systems.
Here are the normal and shifted snapshots of Telugu InScript keyboard layout.
When Shift key is used:
Continue reading Preferred Keyboard Layout for Telugu: InScript
Apple layout is the second most famous layout on non-Unicode Telugu generation applications. Using the MSKLC, I created Telugu Apple Keyboard Layout for Windows. By using this, you can type in Unicode Telugu wherever you can type in English.
Instructions and notes about using Apple Keyboard Layout follows.
Continue reading Typing Unicode Telugu using Apple Keyboard Layout
There are many keyboard layouts and transliteration schemes to Type in Telugu. Many of users who type Telugu on computers use proprietary encodings and keyboard layouts like Modular, Apple, and Roma. If they have a way to type in Telugu in Unicode using the layout they are familiar with, it would boost the usage of Telugu on the Web specifically and on computers generally. This post explores the problem of keyboard layouts and introduces some Keyboard Layout Creators. Continue reading Typing Unicode Telugu using other keyboard layouts