Solution to Windows 8.1 issue – Problem using shift key to type Tamil in eKalappai, NHM writer etc. A recent update to Windows 8.1 caused problems for typing in Tamil in many products such as eKalappai. Specifically the issue is with the use of Shift key, for example typing the letters ள், ற், ண், etc… Continue reading Fix for Tamil Typing Bug in Windows 8.1
Is there a (free) English – Tamil translation software for download / online? The answer is YES. Visit Google Translate for translating Tamil to and from many languages. This is an alpha version so you may not get the best result always. There are some long running machine based translation research projects at Universities. But… Continue reading English Tamil Translation Software
List of Tamil Text to Speech synthesizer tools. All these software can be downloaded or used for free: 1. Dhvani – The conversion quality is not as good as software from MILE lab, IISc. But Dhvani is a free software for Linux that can be used offline and provides support for many Indian languages.
Tamil Typing software for computers and mobile phones: 1. NHM Writer – The ultimate tamil typing software I recommend. Works in Windows only. 2. Ekalappai – One of the earliest and most used Tamil typing software. Now released as an open source software. Currently supports Tamil99, Phonetic, Typewriter, Bamini and Inscript keyboard layouts.
List of Tamil font converters : 1. NHM Converter is available as both online and offline versions. Converts Unicode, Bamini, Vanavil, ShreeLipi, TSCII, DiaCritic, TAB, TAM, SoftView fonts to one another. The software is very robust and even large data conversion can be done seamlessly. 2. Suratha PonguTamil is one of the earliest free online tamil… Continue reading Tamil font converters