Indians commonly use English language on android devices to send and receive text messages. Quiet rarely we might come across a need to write in Indian regional languages, in such cases we can make use of an awesome Indian regional languages application called Indic Keyboard.
Indic Keyboard is a free and open source Indian language input keyboard application for Android phones and tablets. Installing this application on your device extends the Android keyboard with support to Indian local languages. As of now the application supports up to 16 Indian languages(Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmir, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu). A recent update to the app also added Burmese(Myanmar) language support to it. Most of the languages among the 16 has three layouts called Phonetic, Inscript and transliteration. Once you install the application, you can directly input your desired languages in to the text field which can be sent to your friends via any compatible application.
Indic Keyboard Installation
The application may not support all versions and devices on Android. So, examine before installation whether your device has support to it. The application requires at least Android 4.1 or upper version to perform efficiently.
Once you install the Indic Keyboard application, launch it, select Indic Keyboard as the active input method and enjoy texting in your regional languages through any compatible application.
If you’ve already used the application, do let us know your experience with the app in comments section.
The feature of complex script rendering is not programmed well on Android. So, if the fonts are not displayed correctly, it may be an issue due to failure of script rendering. The Script rendering capability of Android is good in higher versions like Android 4.3 JellyBean, Android 4.4 Kitkat and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
App Name: Indic Keyboard
Developer: Swathanthra Malayalam Computing
App Version: 1.3
Required Android Version: 4.1 and upper versions
App Size: 7.3 MB
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