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How to type in Sinhala from English Keyboard

While using computers, many a time we face the problem, how to type in Sinhala, when we have traditional Roman/ Latin/ English / QWERTY keyboard. We might be using facebook or writing a mail; we want to right our message or want to convey our thoughts in our language.

Earlier we used to take help of various fonts for typing our language. But in case, our computer  keys did not have compatible signs; it was very cumbersome for all of us to remember which button indicated which letter in our beloved language.

Many a time, members of our facebook group ‘Astro Devam’ as well as visitors to our page ‘Astro Devam’ have also communicated such issues.

Now, with the help of a Google Free Tool, it has become very easy for all of us. This input tool combines transliteration facility, Input Method Editor as well as on-screen Keyboard.

It is wonderful for all of us, who want to use our mother tongue as means of communication on internet.

We just have to type phonetically similar English words on our keywords, or in other words, we have to type our words in a way they sound, using English letters and Google input tool will transform all this into script of our beloved Sinhala.

How to install this Input tool:

At first, go to the following link:

http://www.google.co.in/inputtools/windows/

Follwing window will appear:

On the right side, there is a list of languages. Choose your language and tick before it. Then tick the box given below the list before the sentence ‘I agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy’.


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