Malayalam Inscript Keyboard

The Windows operating system supports typing directely in Malayalam langauge using Malayalam keyboard. We have to just install Malayalam language pack to activate Malayalam Inscript keyboard. There are simple procedure of enabling Malayalam Inscript Keyboard. Step by step procedure with screenshots is given below for every version of Windows OS.

A. Malayalam language pack & Inscript Keyboard in Windows 11

B. Malayalam language pack & Inscript Keyboard in Windows 10

C. Malayalam language pack & Inscript Keyboard in Windows 8 and 7

D. Malayalam language pack & Inscript Keyboard in Windows XP

A. Install Malayalam language pack & keyboard in Windows 11

1. Click on the "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Time & Language" -> "Language & Region" - as shown in below image:

Add Malayalam language pack in windows 11

2. In "Language & Region" -> "Add a language", as highlighted in shown image:

Add Malayalam language pack and keyboard in windows 11

3. A new window will open titled as "Choose a language to install". Search for Malayalam in search box and select മലയാളം (Malayalam) and click on "Next" Button -> "Install" button.

Malayalam language pack install in windows 11

4. After Installation complete, you will see Malayalam appeared in preferred languages list as shown in below image:

Malayalam language pack in windows 11

5. Now you can enable/activate Malayalam In-script keyboard from language bar docked in task bar as shown in Image given below: You can switch language from English to Malayalam and again in English as you required.

Enable Malayalam Inscript keyboard in windows 11

B. Malayalam Language Pack & Keyboard in Windows 10

1. Click on the "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Time & Language" -> "Language".

Install Malayalam Inscript keyboard Windows 10

2. In Language settings page click on Language -> "Add a language", as highlighted in shown image:

Installation Malayalam Inscript keyboard Windows 10

3. A new window will open titled as "Choose a language to install". Search for Malayalam in search box and select മലയാളം (Malayalam) and click on "Next" Button -> "Install" button.

Malayalam language pack install in windows 10

4. You will see Malayalam language started downloading in your windows 10 after completion of donwload you will see "Malayalam" appeared in preferred language list.

Malayalam language and keyboards in windows 10

5. After Completion of Installation you can enable or activate Malayalam In-script keyboard from language bar docked in task bar as shown in Image given below: You can switch language from English to Malayalam and again in English as you required.

Enable Malayalam Inscript keyboard in windows 10 

C. How to Enable Malayalam Inscript Keyboard In Windows 8, 7 & Vista

1. Go to Regional and Language Options in Control Panel

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2. Click on Change Keyboards button and then click on add button -> after that search for Malayalam (India) and -> Expand the + sign and select Malayalam (check the checkbox) Keyboard as shown in figure below.

activate malayalam inscript keyboard

 

3. Select Malayalam , Check Keyboard Layout  and select Malayalam

4. Finally Click  OK and  Apply

How To Use Inscript keyboard

1. Open Any Application

2.  Press alt + shift key , now you can write in Malayalam with Inscript keyboard and if you again press alt+shift then you will switch to English Keyboard.

D. Steps for Enable Malayalam Inscript Keyboard in the Windows XP

 1st Step:

  1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.
  2. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  3. Click on the Languages tab as shown below.     

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  1. Under the heading 'Supplemental language support' check the item 'Install files for Complex Script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)'.
  2. Allow the OS to install necessary files from Windows XP disc and Reboot the system.

 2nd Step:

  What to Select as User Locale, Location and System Locale?

  1. Click on the 'Regional Options' tab to set User Locale and Location.
  2.  Under the heading 'Standards and format' select Malayalam or any other language as your User Locale from the drop-down box. This selection will determine settings for numbers, currencies, times and dates as well as sorting rules for the language.
  3. Under the heading 'Location', select a country where you are physically located such as India.  

Setting-up the Indian Language Keyboards or Input Locales In Regional and Language Options panel, click on the Languages Tab.

  1. Once Languages tab is selected click on the 'Details' tab to install different input locales or Keyboards.
  2. Click on the 'Add' button to add a keyboard for a particular language.
  3. In the drop-down box select Malayalam as the Input Language.
  4. A corresponding keyboard layout/IME will be automatically selected as shown below. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.
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