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UBC Sanskrit: DevanagarT Typing & Keyboard Layouts (Mac & Windows)

Devanagari Typing and Keyboard Layouts
Quick Links How to type in Devanaqari Setup: Microsoft Windows XP [Vista Setup: Mac OSX Keyboard layout character map

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How type in Devanagari
The Devanagari-QWERTY keyboard layout is designed to ease the process of typing in the Devanaqarl script for those using Roman-alphabet. Wherever possible, Devanaqarl letters are mapped to similar Roman-alphabet keys. The layout is quite simple and consisent, with only a few exceptions. Consonants • Most keystrokes type a single full syllable (with inherent "a" vowel): t=al d=~1 n=rJ'1 s='ff

• The Shift-key usually imply aspiration, or alternate nasals/sibilants: T=~I D=CUI N=UfI s=~T

• The AltGr-key("""'\:) Option in Mac as, Ctrl+Alt or Right-Alt in Windows) allows access to Retroflex ( consonants, as well as additional nasals/sibilants. Again, adding the Shift-key usually implies aspiration or alternate nasals/sibilants: ("""'\:) = t Vowels • Vowel keys typically represent post-consonantal forms. The Shift-key allows access to long forms. t+i=a +

c I D = (b I n = or I S = 1S['

to = TIt I d + I = ~ + eft = 'ft
I E=

• The AltGr-key("""'\:) Option in Mac as, Ctrl+Alt or Right-Alt in Windows) allows access to full vowel ( forms: ("""'\:) = a

a:r I A = 3fT I e = ~

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Special Characters, Conjuncts, and Shortcuts • Common characters like the Anusvara, Visarga, Virama, Avagraha, and Danda can be accessed using the following keys: M= C I H=

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c:

If=

e~I ("""'\:) = S
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"FR".11/11/11 UBC Sanskrit: DevanagarT Typing & Keyboard Layouts (Mac & Windows) . or "SA" icon depending on your input language. Select the checkbox next to Devanagari-QWERTY . and then click Details under "Text Services and Input Languages". 4. Select the checkboxes next to Show the Language Bar and Show additional Language Bar icons. and then click Change Keyboards. 6. (XP) Click the Languages tab. It should display an "EN".exe. (XP) Under "Input language" choose Sanskrit. Choose a folder to extract to. Click Add. 2. (Vista) Click the Language Bar tab. Navigate to that folder and run setup. Click on the Language Bar (it may be free-floating. To switch between keyboard layouts in Windows: 1.ubcsanskrit. (Vista) Scroll to and double-click Sanskrit. 7. (Vista) Click the Keyboards and Languages tab. 2. 8. Setup: Mac OSX Installing the Devanagari-QWERTY Keyboard www. Pressing Shift while Caps Lock is active will allow you to type in Roman capitals. or docked in the bottom-left taskbar). the Caps Lock key will allow you to type in the Roman alphabet. and select Docked in the taskbar. '" +cr=~ I X = ell ('-=) s = S5I" I ('-=) j =~ Setup: Microsoft Windows XPLVista Installing the Devanagari-QWERTY Keyboard 1. Choose Sanskrit (India) from the menu and start typing. 3. Open Control Panel and click Regional and Language Options. = I I ('-=) > = II • Consonantal Conjuncts can be formed by placing a Virama in between each consonant in the conjunct: t+f+v=Cf +0 • Several common letters and conjuncts can be accessed through shortcuts: x = 1S(' Roman Letters • Should you need quick access. 5. ClickOK 9. then Keyboard.html 2/6 . Download and run Devanaqari-OWERTY Keyboard Layout. (XP) Click Language Bar.ca/keyboards. under "Keyboard Layout/IME" choose DevanagariQWERTY.

Choose "Devanagari-QWERlY" from the menu and start typing. 4.html 3/6 . 2. Select the "Show input menu in menu bar" checkbox. 3. Click Input Menu.ubcsanskrit.ca/keyboards. 2.11/11/11 UBC Sanskrit: DevanagarT Typing & Keyboard Layouts (Mac & Windows) 1. Click the Input Menu icon (international symbol) in the upper-right corner of the menu bar. Select the checkbox next to "Devanagari-QWERlY". To switch between keyboard layouts in Mac OSX: 1. Open System Preferences and click International. Keyboard layout character map Below is a complete map of the DevanagarT-QWERTY keyboard layout with every possible combination of keys: Windowsl Mac: Base Keyboard Layout '~ '~ o +:-\ I "~' Windowsl Mac: Shift www.

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