10 ways to type in tamil

This article will guide you about various typing methods available on the internet and will tell you about the softwares too.

How to type in Tamil

10 ways to type:

There are atleast two ways to type words in Tamil.

You can use keyboard mapping drivers such as eKalappai. Once the driver is running in the background, you can type directly in the document in English, and the Tamil words will start appearing.

You can use online English to Tamil transliteration Unicode Editors. These editors convert the English letters you type into Tamil. You can cut-and-paste these words into MS Word. The advantage is that you do not need to download and install any software.

Some Examples of online Tamil transliteration

Way 1


It is one of the free Tamil typing sites.Its very easy to use.You just need to to enter any Tamil word in English like the way you pronounce it.

Way 2


According to me its the best.Just go to this particular site and start taking the great experience.
This plug n play Tamil type pad is developed by Monusoft.

Selected Language: Tamil. Press F12 to change the language.

Way 3

Type in Tamil - Google Transliteration


The Great Google has come to help us again.Google Transliteration features enables you to direct typing of tamil very easily.
Download Google Transliteration IME Type a word in English and press SPACE to transliterate. Press CTRL+G ( to switch between English and the Tamil).

Way 4


Way 5


Now We will see some softwares which will hep you to type in Tamil,Even if you are not having Intenet connection,You can use them just like you are using websites.Way 6

Quillpad - Typing in Tamil has never been easier

For example, when you type 'neenga eppadi irukkinga' in Tamil, write it as you are pronunce in tamil but write in english. In addition Quillpad allows you to type English words freely in between Tamil words. and English words.

Way 7

Tamil Software 'Azhagi'.
Apart from phonetic transliteration, opt to type in Tamil using two more typing modes (also known as layouts) viz. TamilNet99 and Tamil Typewriter.

Way 8

Tamil Keyboard 1.0.0 - Easy to type in Tamil

Search for this free version available on the internet.You can easily find and install it easily on your desktop and laptop.

Way 9


Great free software to have in yout collection.Apart from tamil it is capable of writing in all other indian languages like Marathi,hindi,telugu,kannada,bangla etc.

Its free .So get it and enjoy.

Way 10

It is slightly different approach .
TamilVisai (TamilKey) is an Add-on for Firefox
It can be only used with the firefox.

This is the list of best possible ways available to type in Tamil.


Sangram Nandkhile.

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