Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool
Microsoft recently launched Indic Language Input Tool to support Indian languages in Windows operating system. It will be useful for all the Indian users who want to work with Indian languages. This tool will help you to type the Indian languages.
Indic Language Input Tool support 10 Indian languages include Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya and Punjabi. It is like other tools to help us in typing the Indian languages in our native format. Indic Language Input Tool is available in Web version and Desktop Version is the advantage of using the tool.
Once the Indic Language Input Tool Desktop version is installed in the system then it will work with your office applications and other applications which are installed in Windows operating system. Once the Web version is installed and it will be available for all the web pages when you browse. It can be used as a Virtual keyboard.
This tool is supported in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Once the tool is installed in the system you can make the language available in the desktop language tool.
To download the Web and Desktop version go to the below link
Click here to download the Tamil desktop and web version
Select the specific language that you want to install and once the language is installed to the system you can add the language tool bar to the Taskbar for your system.
You can add the language toolbar to the Taskbar, Open Control Panel and open the Region and Language and select keyboard and Languages tab and click Change keyboards button will open a new Text Services and Input Languages Window and select Language Bar and select Docked in the taskbar or Floating On Desktop and click OK button to add the language tool bar to the Taskbar (Check the below screenshot).
Even you can add the Microsoft Indic languages Input Tool to your web sites, so that the users of the web site can type in Tamil text or the other supported Indian languages.
Microsoft Indic languages Input Tool can be used in your web sites for free for non-commercial purpose only
In order to include the Microsoft Indic languages Input Tool to your web site you need to include the small piece of code. Check the below link to get the code for Tamil language.
Click here to get the Tamil language code
For Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari all the input fields like plain text fields and rich text fields are supported. In Opera only plain text fields are supported.
You can enable or disable the translation in your web site by enabling the Opt-out Mode. you can also specify each and every text field to enable or disable the Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool by adding MicrosoftILITWebAttach="false" or "True" attribute to the text fields.